Primary Care Malpractice

Primary care providers see patients who come to them with common, everyday medical problems. You see your primary care provider when you think you have the flu or a sinus infection. Depending on your insurance, your primary care provider can also be the gatekeeper of your access to specialists. Your primary care provider is usually the first doctor you see when something is wrong, and you trust him or her to provide you with appropriate medical care. But primary care providers can also make medical errors and can be liable for malpractice. Read more

Can Induced Labor Put a Baby at Risk?

A birth is induced when labor is artificially started through medical interventions. Although inductions, when correctly performed, are generally safe, it is essential to be informed of the potential risks involved. Read more

Medical Malpractice and Informed Consent

Most medical procedures involve some risk, and it is a doctor’s responsibility to fully advise a patient of these risks so that a patient can make an informed decision about whether or not to undergo a treatment, procedure, or test. To make the most educated decision possible, patients trust medical professionals to provide them with the most accurate and relevant information. This process is known as informed consent. Read more

The Importance of a Second Opinion

When you are sick, you go to the doctor trusting that he or she is going to diagnose and treat you appropriately. But doctors are human, and there is always the risk that they’ll make a mistake. A medical error or a misdiagnosed condition can have a severe impact on your health. You should do everything you can to improve your own medical treatment results, and one of the things you can do is get a second medical opinion. Read more