Going to the dentist is never a fun task. In fact, many people actually have a diagnosed phobia of sitting in a dentist’s office. Because of this, it’s very important that dentists treat each patient with the highest level of care to ensure that their experience is as painless as possible. But what happens if a dentist fails to do this and you end up getting hurt or contracting health issues due to a dental procedure gone wrong? This is called dental malpractice and yes, you are able to sue for it if you can prove it. Dental malpractice refers to a dentist whose patientRead More →

Dentist offices give off an air of cleanliness that we expect at all medical professional offices, hospitals and clinics. So we would never expect our dentist or hygienist to be using equipment that is not appropriately sterilized. Unfortunately, we have recently seen this happen right here in South Florida. The orthodontic clinic operated by Nova Southeastern University’s dental school recently sent out notices to patients warning them that they failed to properly sterilize their equipment, causing potential harm to patients, for more than two years. It was proven that many residents were using disinfectant wipes to clean dental equipment before and after each patient. TheRead More →

Who is at fault if you do not receive the correct medication

It’s a common occurrence: you see a doctor about a medical issue, they prescribe you a medication, you wait until it’s filled and then you go and pick it up at your local pharmacy. You rightfully assume that the prescription handed to you is the correct one and you proceed to take the medication as directed. For many, this is the situation they will find themselves in after being prescribed a medication. But what if you experience bad side effects and health issues after taking your medication, only to realize that it’s actually not the right prescription at all? Unfortunately, pharmacy errors and prescription misfilingRead More →

Can I File a Claim if I Receive the Wrong Medication?

You see your doctor, decide on a treatment plan and head to the pharmacy to pick up your medication. Without realizing it, you begin taking the wrong medication and suddenly, you are dealing with unwarranted pain, bad side effects and health issues that weren’t present before. It isn’t until these negative symptoms arise that you realize the medicine you have been taking is not the one your doctor had originally intended to prescribe. Unfortunately, the damage has already been done—is there anything you can do? While you may not be able to reverse any damage, you can look to get compensation for the harm thatRead More →

Surgical errors are a common form of medical malpractice

Throughout our lives, most of us will seek out the help of a medical professional to treat an illness, correct a problem or even grow our families. While being treated by a doctor is a common occurrence, getting treated improperly is something no one expects to happen. When a healthcare professional is negligent with our care, and that negligence results in injury or pain, that professional should be held liable. There are many different types of medical malpractice, from surgical errors to filling the wrong prescriptions, but here are the most common. Misdiagnosis or Delayed Diagnosis Possibly the most common form of medical malpractice isRead More →

What is Medical Malpractice?

You have probably heard the term medical malpractice in passing or on a television commercial, but fortunately for many, there is no need to truly know what the term means until it happens to you. In short, medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional, be it a doctor, nurse, hospital, or other health care professional, causes or contributes to an injury to a patient through negligence. This negligence can occur in many forms: a doctor can misdiagnose a patient, give them the wrong prescription, fail to properly manage their care post surgery or treatment, or even injure them during treatment. There are three steps toRead More →