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What Causes Birth Injuries?

Having a child is one of the most joyous occasions in your life. However, when the labor and delivery process doesn’t go as expected, there can be complications that may affect your child for the rest of their lives. Often, birth injuries are caused by…

Stroke Misdiagnosis During Hospital Stays

One in every ten stroke cases is misdiagnosed in the US. Stroke symptoms can often be miscategorized as symptoms of other conditions, which leads doctors and hospital staff to overlook the warning signs of an impending stroke. Patients hospitalized for other conditions are also at…

Navigating Medication Errors: Safeguarding Your Health Amidst Pharmacy Slip-ups

In an age where medical advancements are at their zenith, medication errors remain an unsettling reality. The Badgley Law Group is acutely aware of the grave consequences that can stem from such errors, whether the administration of the wrong dosage or an entirely incorrect medication.…

Wrong-site surgery causes devastating problems for patients

People who need to have a surgical procedure done should ensure they work with a surgeon who’s well trained and reputable. For planned or elective surgeries, it’s possible to check out the surgeon and make an informed decision. This isn’t possible when the surgery is…

Medical malpractice concerns with telehealth medical care

Last year, many people began relying on digital health care services to meet their medical needs. Some have been using telemedicine for years. Having the ability to obtain a diagnosis and treatment advice over the Internet is convenient, but it is not without medical malpractice…

Why Should I Hire A Medical Malpractice Lawyer?

In the United States, medical errors have become quite widespread. In fact, a recent Johns Hopkins study showed that medical errors are the third leading cause of wrongful death. This is only surpassed by cancer and heart disease. When an injury occurs due to medical…

Surgical Instruments left Behind

An emergency or elective surgical procedure is a stressful life event. A patient’s hope is for a speedy and pain-free recovery with no complications. Unfortunately, in some cases of medical negligence, there can be significant surgical errors that result in prolonged hospital stays, additional surgeries, and…

Hospital Acquired Infections: How Safe are our Hospitals?

Hospital-acquired infections, also known as nosocomial infections, are contracted by patients in healthcare institutions such as hospitals, long-term care facilities, outpatient surgical centers, and physicians’ offices. Transmission of infections may also occur to employees of these facilities. Infections are caused by pathogens, including bacteria, viruses,…

Medical Malpractice: Improper Blood Transfusions

January is recognized annually as National Blood Donation Month. The goal is to increase donations for lifesaving blood supplies to improve the health or save the lives of those in need. The American Red Cross reports that approximately 13,000 blood donations are needed daily to keep the…

Nursing Home Negligence: Falls Resulting in Significant Harm and Wrongful Death

Placing a loved one in a long-term care facility, also known as a nursing home, can traumatize a family. This difficult decision, usually the result of an emergent situation or chronic health concern, can leave the family wrought with feelings of guilt, grief, and anxiety.…

Medication Errors in Healthcare Institutions

Medication errors are preventable events resulting in life-threatening medical situations, congenital deformities, permanent disabilities, and even death for unsuspecting patients. These errors are a threat to patient safety that can lead to devastating patient outcomes. Medication errors are acts of medical negligence that can occur through improper…

Ophthalmologic Malpractice and Retinal Detachments

A retinal detachment is an acute medical emergency that requires prompt surgical intervention for functional vision to be preserved. According to a study done by the Ophthalmic Mutual Insurance Company, there has been an increase in medical malpractice claims due to negligence associated with the diagnosis…

Chiropractic Medical Malpractice Claims

While chiropractic errors are less discussed in the medical malpractice arena, they do still happen. Chiropractic care is an alternative medical treatment that uses non-invasive, hands-on spinal manipulations to enhance joint mobility. The treatment goal is to restore range of motion and reduce muscle spasms…

Medical Errors in Ophthalmology

The branch of medicine specializing in the function, anatomy, and diseases of the eyes is Ophthalmology, as defined by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Due to the delicate nature of the eye’s anatomy, treatment and surgeries carry a high risk for complications including hemorrhaging, macular…

Missed Diagnosis in the ICU

It is difficult to conceive how many patients suffer injuries in hospitals and urgent care centers every year due to missed diagnoses. Critically ill patients in the intensive care unit, or ICU, are not immune to medical malpractice errors caused by physicians and staff. In…

Medical Malpractice: What is Cauda Equina Syndrome?

With serious medical conditions, the swift action of a doctor can mean preventing a disaster or permanent damage. This can prevent that will negatively affect a person for the rest of their life. This certainly applies to Cauda Equina Syndrome, which when not treated immediately,…

Birth Injury Cases and Hiring an Experienced Medical Malpractice Injury Attorney

The birth is a child is typically a momentous occasion and a time of great joy, marking the beginning or expansion of a family. But it can quickly turn somber if the child has experienced a birth injury.  This is even more upsetting if the…

Delay in Diagnosis of Stroke

The Badgley Law Group is an Orlando personal injury law firm that has been helping victims of medical malpractice in Florida for over thirty years. Among those cases, are victims of a delay in diagnosis of stroke. According to research conducted by physicians from the…

Medical Malpractice Involving Orthopedic Cases

Claims of medical errors in orthopedic procedures are common in medical malpractice cases due to the high risk of the procedures. In studies by insurance companies, most of the orthopedic claims involved perioperative and operative cases. The anatomical sites studied included the hip, knees, and the sciatic…

Medical Malpractice and Anesthesia Errors

All surgeries and medical procedures that involve the use of anesthesia can pose potential health risks. The risk of complication is almost always expressed to the patient prior to surgery, and complications can occur from anesthesia even upon receiving the best possible medical care. However,…

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