Most Frequently Misdiagnosed Cancers: Lung Cancer

Health care providers may commit medical malpractice by misdiagnosing, failing to diagnose, or delaying the diagnosis of an illness. Misdiagnosis may occur because of the provider’s failure to ask certain, vital questions or to recognize the necessity for further testing or examination, including the referral to a specialist. This can cause an illness to worsen, thus reducing or even eliminating a patient’s chance for complete recovery, even survival. If a condition spreads without necessary treatment, the chance for a cure diminishes and the risk of significant harm increases. Read more

Why You Should Not Wait If You Have A Personal Injury Claim

If you have suffered any kind of injury and you are or expect to be, out-of-pocket for the payment of any expenses associated with the treatment and recovery of such injury, you must act quickly to assert and protect your rights. It’s no secret that the right to file a lawsuit is subject to strict time limitations. If those time limits expire, the law extinguishes the right to file the action in a civil court. A statute of limitation defines the time limit for filing a cause of action and when the right to file such lawsuit expires by law. Read more

Most Frequently Misdiagnosed Cancers: Colorectal Cancer

Medical malpractice may be the result of a failure to diagnose, a delay in diagnosis, or misdiagnosis. Misdiagnosis can occur in many different ways. Failing to ask important questions or to recognize the need to refer the patient to a specialist may lead to a delay, misdiagnosis or a failure to diagnose. This can cause a disease or illness to worsen and can reduce or eliminate a patient’s chance to survive. Once an illness spreads without proper treatment, the chance for cure or recovery diminishes and the risk of significant harm increases. Read more

Medical Malpractice At The VA

In the fall of 2017, after investigating 100 medical malpractice cases, the Department of Veteran Affairs (the “VA”) reported 88 were attributable to the treating VA physician. What’s worse, the investigation discovered that the agency made a significant effort to conceal these incidents of malpractice, most of which were blamed on one sole physician, Dr. Thomas Franchini.  Read more