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Can I Sue for Medical Malpractice Without a Lawyer?

From time to time, we get asked, “Can I sue for medical malpractice without a lawyer?” It’s understandable why someone might want to: if there is no lawyer, then there are no legal fees. It’s natural to want to keep as much of your recovery a… Read More
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Ordinary Negligence vs. Medical Negligence: What’s the Difference?

When someone is injured by a lack of care in a medical facility, you might assume that they were a victim of medical malpractice—and often, you would be right. Medical malpractice, also called medical negligence, involves the breach of a duty of ca… Read More
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What is Indirect Causation, and How Do You Prove It?

In any medical malpractice case, there are four elements that a person claiming malpractice must prove in order to win. First, there must be a duty of care: this is created by the medical provider-patient relationship; doctors are obligated to abide… Read More
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When It Makes Sense to Get a Second Opinion

We’ve all heard of getting a second opinion when it comes to medical care, but we rarely do it. Let’s face it: it’s hard enough to get some people into a doctor’s office the first time around. Medical visits are time consuming, stressful, and… Read More
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How Does Surgery Help Cauda Equina Syndrome?

“Cauda equina” is Latin for “horse’s tail,” and cauda equina syndrome (CES) is a disorder of the nerve bundle at the bottom of the spinal cord, which fans out like a horse’s tail. When those nerves are compressed, a number of distressing… Read More
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Drug Diversion at RRMC

It sounds like a plot from a movie, but it’s heartbreakingly real: a hospital nurse swaps tap water for fentanyl when administering medication to patients in intensive care. Not only do the patients not receive the pain relief they need, but the no… Read More
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Categories: Medical Malpractice
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Should You Work with an Unlicensed Therapist?

The past few years have been rough ones for many people, between dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic and everyday issues like work and family stress. In part because of the pandemic, it has been harder than ever to find, and get connected with, a ment… Read More
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Five Signs Your Back Pain Could Be an Emergency

According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, the vast majority of Americans—around 80%—will suffer back pain at some point in their lives. Some people deal with severe chronic pain, while for others, it is mild and ep… Read More
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Ethical Violations in Therapy (and What to Do About Them)

Licensed mental health professionals are typically held to a code of ethics in their work. Ethical standards exist to protect vulnerable clients and to ensure that the public can place their trust in therapists, social workers, and psychologists. Of… Read More
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Categories: Medical Malpractice
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What Causes Medical Errors?

As medical malpractice attorneys, our practice is focused on medical errors that have injured our clients, and getting our clients compensation for those injuries. In this blog, we’ve talked about how medical error is one of the most underreported… Read More
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