Medical Malpractice

MRSA Infection: When Can Medical Professionals be Held Liable?

Medical malpractice puts patients at risk for many injuries and complications, including a variety of infections that put patients’ lives at risk. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, better known as MRSA, is one of the most dangerous infections that can spread due to medical negligence in hospitals and other health care environments. Our medical malpractice attorneys in Boston want... Read More

When are Surgical Errors Considered Medical Malpractice?

Surgical errors are some of the most egregious mistakes that can occur in a health care setting. They can result in severe injury, painful complications and even death. If you have been the victim of a surgical error, the Boston medical malpractice attorneys at Janet, Jenner & Suggs may be able to file a lawsuit to obtain... Read More

How to Prove Misdiagnosis or Delayed Diagnosis is Medical Malpractice

Many medical malpractice claims involve the misdiagnosis of a patient’s illness or injury. Misdiagnosis means the doctor who treated the patient failed to diagnose the patient’s illness or gave the patient an incorrect diagnosis. Proving misdiagnosis in a medical malpractice case is a lot more complicated than establishing that a doctor made mistakes when attempting to diagnose... Read More

Four Things You Need to Prove to Succeed in a Medical Malpractice Case

Each day, thousands of patients rely on doctors and other medical professionals to provide appropriate treatment, which could include prescribing the right medications, performing surgery or recommending tests to diagnose your medical issues. Unfortunately, medical professionals sometimes make poor decisions and their patients suffer severe, potentially life-threatening injuries. In these situations, victims may be able... Read More

“Sick of Lawsuits?” I’m Sick of Patient Harm

Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (CALA) – which is actually funded by major corporations, including pharmaceutical companies seeking to escape liability for the harm they cause consumers – has launched still another advertising campaign bashing plaintiff lawyers. This one, simply called “Sick of Lawsuits,” is aimed at persuading people not to sue pharmaceutical and medical device... Read More

Diagnostic Errors Need Urgent Fixes, Milestone Report Says

In my practice I regularly represent people who have been misdiagnosed and, as a result, have suffered devastating consequences. I describe some of these horrific cases in my book, Navigating a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit: What You Need to Know. Recently, the National Academies of Sciences (formerly the Institute of Medicine), in its first comprehensive look at... Read More

10 Steps of a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

Though I tend to focus on birth injury medical malpractice cases, the type of injuries and specifics of each case vary widely. What stays consistent, however, is the lawsuit process. The 10 steps in a medical malpractice lawsuit can take years to complete. Step 1: Initial Consultation In your initial consultation with your trusted Boston medical... Read More

Spinal Cord Injury Tragedy that Doctors Ignored — Destiny’s Story of Medical Mistakes

A telltale sign of the 13-month-old’s spinal cord injury was there on the x-ray for all to see, but nobody did. Not the doctor who ordered it, not the radiologist who signed off on it, not the doctor who wrote in her chart that the x-rays showed nothing unusual. “If they had, the little girl, named Destiny*,... Read More

6 Questions to Ask Potential Medical Malpractice Lawyers

After her son’s cesarean-section birth, Nicole was told he was in the NICU due to various complications. The doctor told Nicole her son would probably have cerebral palsy. Angry and convinced medical malpractice was at play, Nicole started hunting for a lawyer. Various attorneys turned her down, and one even told her to stop looking.... Read More

Meningitis Misdiagnosis Leads to Permanent Brain Injury–Ava’s Story

Ava* was an intelligent, adventurous young woman with a bright future ahead of her. After college, she taught English in Japan, then returned home to earn two master’s degrees before landing her dream job as a senior marketing manager. Because her meningitis was diagnosed as “swimmer’s ear”, she can’t work and needs 24-hour care. It... Read More

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