Medical malpractice lawsuits are the only way for injured patients to receive compensation for their injuries and for doctors and hospitals to be held accountable for their actions, in the hopes that the same errors do not happen to other patients.
More than half of the nation’s doctors who have been sanctioned by hospitals never receive discipline by state medical boards.
Some experts warn that there are not enough safeguards to protect patients against doctors who should no longer be practicing.
Tort reform has not cut health care costs and has made it more difficult for injured patients to get their day in court.
Prescription drug maker GlaxoSmithKline has agreed to pay $750 million to settle criminal and civil charges in the nation’s fourth largest health care fraud settlement.
A $3.75 Million Settlement was recently approved for a child with mild cerebral palsy, mental retardation & developmental delays. Detroit birth injury attorneys Jesse M. Reiter and Juliana Sabatini Plastiras said the child suffered brain damage at birth. The drug Cytotec was used to induce labor and neither the mom or baby responded well. Had the doctors performed the C-section earlier, the baby’s brain damage could have been prevented, explained Jesse Reiter. The child will need lifelong care as a result.
If you believe that your child has potentially suffered from a birth injury—make sure to hire a birth injury attorney. Compared to general personal injury attorneys who handle dog bites and auto accidents, birth injury attorneys only handle cases specific to birth injuries and birth trauma. That means they have more knowledge and experience with these specific
Medication side effects are a leading cause of complications in pediatric care. These complications can be prevented with better communication and awareness.