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Medical Malpractice

How Long Do You Have to File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

February21
Lawyer giving summon to the young doctor for medical error file case.

The law limits how long a person has to file a lawsuit. It is called the “statute of limitations.” The purpose of the law is to give certainty. A person should not go through life worrying that he or she...

What Is the Difference Between Medical Errors and Medical Malpractice?

February12
two doctors worried that they have committed malpractice

Medical errors frequently occur in our country’s health care industry. However, not all medical errors are acts of medical malpractice. The distinction lies in whether the medical professional who made the error failed to treat a patient in accordance with...

How Long Does It Take for a Medical Malpractice Case to Settle?

February7
Lawyer holding the gavel with hourglass on the side.

When a doctor or other medical professional commits malpractice that harms a patient, the injured patient should explore all of his or her legal options. If the malpractice caused a patient’s death, the patient’s surviving family members should learn about...

Most Common Types of Medical Malpractice

January24
doctor discovering how he committed medical malpractice

Medical malpractice is different from other types of personal injury practice areas. For instance, if a driver runs a red light and crashes into a car, most people will understand that the driver was negligent, and the driver’s negligence, in...

How Long Can a Medical Malpractice Case Take?

January2
Medical malpractice

At the Law Offices of Dr. Michael M. Wilson, M.D., J.D. & Associates, our medical malpractice attorneys represent patients who have suffered due to the reckless, careless, or intentional acts of healthcare providers. We have experience holding hospitals, doctors, dentists,...

$180M Orthopedic Malpractice Lawsuits Filed by NFL Player

December12
Orthopedic surgeons performing knee operation.

Former Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd intended to file a $180 million lawsuit against famed orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews, the Andrews Institute for Orthopedic Surgery, and other parties, Sports Illustrated reported in November. Floyd was selected 23rd overall...

Two Patients Die from Bowel Perforations at the Same Hospital Just Two Days Apart

December6
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Mercy Hospital in Buffalo, NY is currently facing two lawsuits, both of which involve patients who died as the result of bowel perforations during routine surgeries. The surgeries were performed only 2 days apart back in 2016, and led patients...

Oregon Woman Given Unnecessary Hysterectomy & Double Mastectomy

October27
Oregon Woman Given Unnecessary Hysterectomy & Double Mastectomy

After Elisha Cooke-Moore was told by her obstetrician-gynecologist that her genes made her susceptible to breast and uterine cancer, she was understandably worried. Her nurse practitioner told her that she was 80% likely to develop uterine cancer and 50% likely...

Fatal Medication Error Leads to $10 Million Jury Award in Baltimore

October3
Medication Error

A fatal medication error that led to the death of a patient being treated by the University of Maryland Medical System resulted in a $10 million jury award. According to court documents, the lawsuit was filed by the family of...

DC Regulators Order United Medical Center to Stop Delivering Babies Following Dangers Mistakes

September27
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Regulators from the District of Columbia Health Department recently shut down the obstetrics ward at United Medical Center, the only full-service hospital in Southeast DC, after it was discovered that medical staff made multiple errors in treating pregnant women and...

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