Category: Medical Malpractice

Can I Recover Damages for Bed Sores?

April 28, 2023 | Medical Malpractice

Pressure ulcers, most commonly referred to as bed sores, often occur to nursing home and assisted living residents when staff members fail to follow skin care protocols. Bed sores should never happen in the first place, and when they do, they should be treated promptly so as not to become a more serious infection. Here,… read more

Use of Restraints on Residents in Nursing Homes

April 24, 2023 | Medical Malpractice,Personal Injury

Restraints on residents and nursing homes can occur in a wide variety of ways in West Virginia. There are various types of restraints that could be used against a nursing home resident, including tethering someone to a fixed location, physically holding individuals down, and the use of chemical restraints in the form of medications. Restraints… read more

Medication Errors in Nursing Homes

April 17, 2023 | Medical Malpractice

Individuals in nursing homes and other types of assisted living facilities should be able to depend on nurses and other staff members for quality care. Unfortunately, there are times when medication errors are made, and this can lead to significant long-term health consequences or even death. Here, we want to discuss nursing home medication errors,… read more

How Do You Prove Medical Malpractice?

August 19, 2022 | Medical Malpractice

Medical mistakes can be devastating to patients. When a doctor, surgeon, nurse, or any other type of licensed medical professional makes a mistake, this can lead to significant patient illness or injury. The victim in these cases may be able to recover compensation through a medical malpractice lawsuit, but this is not easy. Medical malpractice… read more

What is Required to File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

June 29, 2022 | Medical Malpractice

In the event you or somebody you love is harmed due to the negligent actions of a medical professional, it may be necessary to file a medical malpractice lawsuit to recover compensation. Here, we want to discuss what it means for a claim to be viable. In other words, our medical malpractice lawyers want to… read more

Obtaining Your Medical Records in West Virginia

June 22, 2022 | Medical Malpractice

You have the right to your medical records. Provisions under the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and West Virginia Codes 16-29-1 and 16-29-2 guarantee this. However, the process of obtaining medical records can seem confusing to most people. Here, our Martinsburg medical malpractice lawyers want to discuss how you can… read more

Medical Negligence vs. Malpractice

June 17, 2022 | Medical Malpractice

Individuals count on medical professionals, and they should not have to worry about a mistake being made when they seek medical assistance. However, there are times when errors do occur, and medical professionals can be held responsible. Here, we want to look specifically at medical negligence versus medical malpractice. The reality is that malpractice arises… read more

Medical Malpractice Insurance Coverage Basics

June 14, 2022 | Medical Malpractice

Most medical professionals carry some type of professional liability insurance, commonly referred to as medical malpractice insurance. Not only does this include doctors or surgeons, but also optometrists, dentists, pharmacists, nurses, and many other health care professionals. This type of insurance is crucial to help these individuals pay for any claims made against them if… read more

What Causes Brain Damage at Birth?

May 11, 2022 | Medical Malpractice

There are a variety of ways that an infant can sustain brain damage at birth. In some cases, the causes of brain damage at birth are natural and no one’s fault. However, there are times when brain damage is caused by the careless or negligent actions of medical professionals during the delivery process. Here, we… read more

If You’re Discharged Too Soon After an Accident, Is It Medical Malpractice?

March 31, 2022 | Medical Malpractice

If you or a loved one sustain an injury and seek medical care for treatment, then you likely count on the knowledge and expertise of a medical provider to know when to discharge you from the hospital. However, what happens if you are discharged from a hospital too early? Would this constitute medical malpractice? Here,… read more