Category: Medical Malpractice
Medical Overbilling and Bad Faith
June 24, 2019

You go to the doctor, you whip out your insurance card, and you make the very reasonable assumption that your insurer will cover the majority of your treatment costs. Unfortunately, when hospitals and insurance companies are dishonest in their billing practices, patients can end up being stuck with exorbitant out-of-pocket expenses. If you ever receive an outrageous medical bill, being familiar with medical bad faith claims and your legal righ...

Isn’t FDA Approval a Seal of Confidence?
June 30, 2017

Most of us assume that, once a drug reaches the marketplace, it has been thoroughly vetted by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is therefore safe to take. But, according to a recent study, as many as one-third of the drugs approved by the FDA have safety problems that are not found until after the approval process. A study published in the May, 2017, issue of the medical journal JAMA reported on 222 drugs approved by the FDA between 2...

What are the Long-Term Effects of Erb’s Palsy?
February 3, 2017

Expectant parents fret endlessly over the birth of a child. They go to classes, read books and prepare their homes in hopes of ensuring that everything goes smoothly once their baby arrives. Birth injuries represent some of the deepest fears of parents-to-be, mostly because so many facets of the birthing process are beyond their control. It’s one of the many reasons that parents go to such great lengths to check a doctor’s references and pick...

How Can Medical Malpractice Lead to My Going Bankrupt?
August 10, 2016

You might be scratching your head over this one. The doctor makes the mistake, and yet it is the patient who goes bankrupt from the medical bills for negligent care. How can that be possible? Unfortunately, it is possible, and it could happen to you. The Frequency of Medical Malpractice Medical professionals are only human, no matter how skilled and competent they are or how many years they have been practicing. The fact is, no one is perfec...

Risky Remedies: Overdosing on Cold and Flu Medications
February 9, 2016

Cold and flu medications are staples in most of our homes, especially during winter. A lot of us consider all over-the-counter (OTC) medications to be perfectly safe. After all, you can buy them without a prescription, so they must be harmless, right? Generally, OTC medications are innocuous as long as they are taken as directed. But some folks ingest one medication, feel it isn’t doing them much good, and then take another, different one. Som...

Unnecessary Surgery, Insurance Fraud, and You
November 5, 2015

Have you had any surgeries in the past few years? Think back, especially if it involved your heart or circulatory system. Perhaps you had spinal fusion or a joint replacement done. Did you have any surgery done because the doctor told you that you needed it? Often we have surgery because the doctor tells us that surgery is the only option. Few of us have the medical knowledge to ask the right questions regarding alternatives. We do what the doct...

Billion-Dollar Settlement For Stryker Hip Victims
November 4, 2014

About 120,000 hip replacement operations are performed each year in the U.S. For most people, this is an opportunity to escape the pain and disability caused by broken or degenerating hip joints. For thousands, though, the hip replacement surgery was just the beginning of increased pain and surgical procedures. Stryker Orthopaedics, a leading producer of joint replacement devices, announced on November 3, 2014, that they have reached a settlemen...