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June 2016 Archives

What should Californians know about medical malpractice?

California doctors make costly mistakes every day. These medical mistakes result in injuries to patients and major medical expenses. Alarmingly, doctor malpractice is the third leading cause of death in the United States, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association, as approximately 200,000 people die every year from medical errors. These mistakes should be utterly preventable and, yet, doctors continue to make mistakes that cause patient injury and lead to unnecessary pain and suffering.

Where might Californians encounter medication errors?

Medication errors occur in many forms and often have tragic results for California patients. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, medication errors injure approximately 1.3 million people every year and cause at least one fatality every day.

Attorney counsels clients after major surgical errors

There are many ways that a Californian might be injured in a surgery. The potential injuries and risk will depend on the type of surgery a patient is undergoing, of course. For example, a common risk during gallbladder surgery is the risk of bile duct injuries, as this blog reported in a previous post.

Legal settlement reached following Joan Rivers' death

When a loved one pursues a medical malpractice lawsuit following a death in California, there are numerous potential outcomes, as well as benefits. Melissa Rivers, daughter of the late comedian Joan Rivers, has recently settled the medical malpractice lawsuit she filed following her mother's 2014 death.