A young woman, aged 22, suffered a life-altering injury due to malpractice when she was still only in high school. Now, a New Jersey jury has handed down a $1.2 million malpractice award to compensate her.
What duty of action does an emergency responder, nurse or doctor have toward someone who is experiencing a health crisis? When is it malpractice to neglect to act?
When, exactly, does death occur?
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was developed in response to the growing concern about patient privacy rights in this era where someone could easily obtain and misuse private medical information -- but it was never intended to give patients a private course of action against their doctors for any violations.
What happens when your doctor leaves you in the lurch? Patients rely on their doctors for a certain continuity of care -- when the doctor suddenly leaves a patient without adequate medical care and no time to seek a replacement, that's a form of malpractice known as abandonment.
Could your doctor also be a sexually-oriented offender?
The state of New Jersey has had enough of doctors who carelessly and needlessly prescribe painkillers without adequate oversight or countermeasures designed to keep patients from becoming addicted.
A cesarean delivery (C-section) is the most common surgical procedure in the United States -- and it may be putting mothers and their babies through unnecessary risks far too often.
It's probably safe to say that most people who go to a doctor to treat their acute or chronic pain don't go intending to end up addicted to painkillers.
Had an ophthalmologist not gotten greedy, his medical abuses may not have come to light.