Medical Malpractice Blog

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,… Read More

Iowa Verdict for Brain Injured Child

Ken Suggs, assisted by Adam Janet and local counsel Fred James, went to trial in late January, representing a 6-year-old child who was injured at birth because her doctor allowed her mother to be taken off continuous fetal monitoring and to be monitored… Read More

January Is National Birth Defects Prevention Month

Nearly 120,000 children in the U.S. are born with a birth defect each year. Birth defects can range from mild to debilitating, affecting a child’s lifespan and quality of life. January was established as National Birth Defects Prevention Month in an… 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… Read More

Petition Now to Protect Generic Drug Victims

Eighty percent of all prescriptions written in the U.S. are for generic drugs. Yet, if you are seriously injured by a generic drug that is not adequately labeled or is prescribed for an “off-label” use, you currently have no legal remedy. Our firm… 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,… 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… Read More

Jaundice That Leads to Cerebral Palsy is Medical Negligence

Jaundice that progresses to kernicterus (a type of brain damage) and cerebral palsy should not be happening in the U.S. today. But it still is, as evidenced by malpractice lawsuits over the condition known as kernicterus. Why? According to researchers,… 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… 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… Read More

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