Wrongful Death vs Manslaughter

Wrongful death, outside of the professional healthcare realm, is still a form of negligence. An Albuquerque, NM driver who swerved and killed a 12-year-old girl is being charged with wrongful death due to reckless driving. While he was only going 2 miles per hour over the legal limit, it is assumed he was careless in [...]

By |2019-04-01T18:44:20+00:00April 1st, 2019|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

The Length of a Medical Malpractice Case

So often people want to know, “How long does it take to go through a medical malpractice case?” or “How soon will I know if my medical negligence case is won?” Neither of these questions are ones we have direct answers for, unfortunately. Some cases may take just a year and others may take several. [...]

By |2019-02-18T20:39:03+00:00February 18th, 2019|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

Texas vs. Bowie

It’s no surprise that most professional athletes leave their career, and sport, with damage to their bodies - some short-term and some chronic. Ex-pitcher of nearly 10 years, Micah Bowie has been struggling to survive (as well as care for his family) due to a re-ruptured thoracic diaphragm. He is scarred on his right lung [...]

By |2019-02-05T17:53:04+00:00February 5th, 2019|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

Veteran Affairs Negligence

A medical malpractice case last year left a a Columbia Air Force veteran dead after seeking help at the Dorn Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Columbia, South Carolina. The Dorn Veterans Affairs Medical Center serves about 83,000 veterans each year. The veteran died after receiving a wrongful injection and multiple doses of misdiagnosed medication. The [...]

By |2019-01-21T20:00:46+00:00January 21st, 2019|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

End of Life Options Bill Criticized for Being Suicide Assistance

In December of 2018, State Representative Deborah Armstrong of New Mexico pre-filed ‘HB 90’, the Elizabeth Whitfield End of Life Options Act. Being introduced in January of 2019, we will dig deeper into what this bill means, along with how others are interpreting it. The Elizabeth Whitfield End of Life Options Act gives patients with [...]

By |2019-01-09T00:28:34+00:00January 9th, 2019|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

No Doctor On Duty

Electronic Intensive Care Unit, eICU or also known as tele-ICU, is a new technique of monitoring patients, no matter where they are. By use of alarms, cameras, microphones and other tools, a doctor is able to keep a relatively close eye on patients even once out of their physical vicinity. While this is a big [...]

By |2018-12-27T16:54:18+00:00December 17th, 2018|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

3rd Leading Cause of Death

It’s an interesting comparison - medical malpractice lawsuits are fairly rare in the grand scheme of things, however medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in America. If so many lives are ended due to the malpractice or negligence of a healthcare professional or institution, why aren’t there more lawsuits seen in court? [...]

By |2018-12-03T20:36:40+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments