Medical Malpractice Blog

When is a Pneumonia Misdiagnosis Considered Medical Negligence?

Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on May 03, 2019 in Medical Malpractice

Injuries caused by misdiagnosis are often severe, and when a person has pneumonia, this mistake can cost the patient his or her life. It is the duty of the physician to observe the symptoms and diagnose the condition correctly. If there is negligence…

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How Healthcare-Associated Infections May Be Medical Malpractice

Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on Mar 19, 2019 in Medical Malpractice

Healthcare-associated infections are a national patient safety problem. One out of every 25 patients are affected at any given time across the U.S. health care system. These infections cause tens of thousands of deaths each year and yet are often preventable.…

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National Birth Defects Prevention Month

Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on Jan 14, 2019 in Medical Malpractice

January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month. The 2019 theme is “Best for You. Best for Baby.” While many birth defects in the U.S. are preventable, a child can still be born with complications resulting from medical negligence due to inadequate…

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What Is Informed Consent in Relation to Medical Malpractice?

Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on Dec 06, 2018 in Medical Malpractice

Patients have the right to certain information before undergoing medical treatment. This allows them to provide informed consent before receiving medical care. Informed consent communicates to a patient the benefits and risks associated with a particular…

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National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month

Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on Sep 28, 2018 in Medical Malpractice

It is National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month and an important time to learn about spinal cord injuries and the potential impact that they may have on a victim’s life. Spinal cord injuries can happen for many reasons, including …

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5 Medical Errors that Lead to a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on Aug 06, 2018 in Medical Malpractice

Health care providers and hospitals are expected to provide patients competent medical treatment that upholds the medical community’s standards. When a doctor or medical facility’s failure to meet these standards results in a patient’s injury or death,…

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Was Your Child’s Cerebral Palsy Preventable?

Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on Mar 28, 2018 in Medical Malpractice

Cerebral palsy is a permanent neurological disorder that causes impaired muscle coordination and severe disruption in the body’s nervous system. While this condition can occur for a variety of reasons during pregnancy or shortly after birth, in some…

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How Do I Know if I Have a Medication Error Case?

Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on Feb 16, 2018 in Medical Malpractice

Medical errors are the third highest cause of death in the United States and account for 10 percent of deaths in the U.S., according to a study by Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. And with nearly 30 percent of adults taking five or more medications at…

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Can a Hospital be Held Liable for Medical Malpractice?

Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on Dec 19, 2017 in Medical Malpractice

medical malpractice occurs when a health care provider’s care falls below the standard level of care for the area and his or her specialty. While it is possible…

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Acquiring an infection while at a medical facility is not uncommon, and certain surgical procedures may increase the chance of an infection. However, when an infection is caused by negligence or if standard guidelines are not followed by doctors, nurses…

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