Laser surgery can be a useful tool in the hands of a skilled operator. In some cases, however, patients have experienced severe and permanent harm as the result of negligent doctors as well as operators[…]
Medical mistakes kill an estimated 251,000 to 444,000 people in the US each year. In some cases, these mistakes are caused by medical malpractice.
Ophthalmologists perform LASIK surgery to improve focusing power by removing corneal tissue and reshaping eyes. LASIK is short for laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis. An older procedure, known as PRK (photorefractive keratectomy), is performed with the[…]
The recent settlement of a medical malpractice lawsuit concerning the wrongful death of Joan Rivers raises questions about the safety of ambulatory surgery centers. Unlike hospitals, most outpatient surgery centers are owned by doctors. That[…]
Fortunately, most pregnant women in the United States receive adequate prenatal care. Most women do not experience complications when they deliver their babies. When complications do arise, doctors are usually able to help the mother[…]
Medical malpractice is another term for medical negligence. All doctors make mistakes but not every mistake constitutes medical malpractice. The civil justice system holds doctors accountable for avoidable mistakes that result from the doctor’s failure[…]