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Is It Medical Malpractice When The Emergency Room Gives You Ambiguous Instructions?

By The Stanley Law Group |

If you are living with a serious, chronic illness, you often feel an instant connection to other people who have the same illness because of shared experiences that the most of the world doesn’t understand.  You know about the triggers that make your symptoms worse and the generic and brand names of the medications… Read More »

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Beware of the Statute of Limitations in Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Related to Missed Opportunities to Diagnose Cancer

By The Stanley Law Group |

The statute of limitations for medical malpractice lawsuits is three years.  That means that you have three years to file a lawsuit, starting from the date the error occurred, such as in instances where a surgeon or anesthesiologist error injures a patient during surgery, or from the date the harm was discovered, such as… Read More »

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Filing a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit After You Suffer a Preventable Allergic Reaction

By The Stanley Law Group |

If you have suffered a serious illness, your experience has probably caused you to learn a considerable amount about the subspecialty of medicine related to your diagnosis than you ever knew.  For example, you might have learned a lot more about the immune system or the function of the pancreas than you ever found… Read More »

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Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Related to Adverse Drug Reactions

By The Stanley Law Group |

Any drug strong enough to have a beneficial effect can also have unpleasant side effects.  Consider that, while over-the-counter cold medicine clears your sinuses and suppresses your cough, it also makes you drowsy.  The effect is even more pronounced with prescription drugs that some patients must take on a long-term basis in order to… Read More »

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If a Patient Slips and Falls at a Hospital, Is It Premises Liability or Medical Malpractice?

By The Stanley Law Group |

In all personal injury lawsuits, you are trying to prove negligence on the part of the person or business that caused your injuries or enabled a preventable accident to happen.  Premises liability and medical malpractice are two specific categories of negligence.  Premises liability is when a business owner knowingly allowed dangers conditions to persist,… Read More »

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Injuries Following a Cesarean Section

By The Stanley Law Group |

Over 1.2 million babies are delivered in the United States by cesarean section according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This accounts for one-third of all births in the United States, and while this procedure is commonplace in the delivery room, if performed negligently, injury, harm and death can still occur. If… Read More »

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Surgical Errors

By The Stanley Law Group |

Thousands of patients have surgery each year with complete success. However, every surgery carries some risk, and patients typically sign a release form indicating they have knowledge that there may be unexpected complications either during or after the surgery. No surgery or medical procedures should ever include errors that are preventable. Unfortunately, many patients… Read More »

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Medical Malpractice and Hospital-Acquired Conditions

By The Stanley Law Group |

Hospital-Acquired Conditions, also known as HACs, are any conditions that are determined to be a “complication” to a patient’s stay in a medical facility. Hospital-Acquired Conditions are medical conditions that did not pre-exist the patient’s admittance to the hospital. When visiting a hospital, patients expect that they will get better, rather than worse. However,… Read More »

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Establishing A Medical Malpractice Case

By The Stanley Law Group |

Medical malpractice is when a doctor, nurse, or other medical professional is medically negligent due to either an act or omission that causes injury to a patient. Medical negligence can be due to errors in diagnosis (misdiagnosis), treatment, or aftercare. Statistics show that medical negligence by health care providers is the third leading cause… Read More »

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Legal Rights After A Pharmaceutical Error

By The Stanley Law Group |

Over 7,000 different types of prescription medications exist for purchase in the United States. Pharmaceutical errors are considered a preventable event that involves inappropriate or inaccurate medication use or causes harm to a patient. Unfortunately, statistics from the National Coordinating Council for Medication Error Reporting and Prevention, tell a harrowing tale. Pharmaceutical errors are… Read More »

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