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Currently, there are around 570 clinics throughout the United States which promise patients they can reduce pain, improve healing, and high all sorts of serious medical conditions including serious illnesses such as Alzheimer’s and muscular dystrophy. These clinics tell consumers they can fix their serious health issues through the use of stem cell therapy. According to  Scientific American, around 351 U.S. companies are marketing these stem cell clinics directly to consumers.  The problem is, their marketing materials may be dishonest, and the clinics themselves often cannot actually live up to the hype. In a worst-case scenario, the clinics actually cause harm instead of helping. atlanta medical malpractice

How can this happen? The issue is the stem cell clinics currently fall into a regulatory grey area and the federal government needs to do more to ensure these clinics are safe.  The Food and Drug Administration has already issued draft guidance aimed at improving regulatory efforts, and there has been extensive demand by interested parties to provide comments on the FDA’s proposal. It is not yet clear, though, if the FDA will actually be able to move forward with the new rules which would make reigning in stem cell clinics possible by giving the FDA authority to regulate them in a similar way to the FDA’s regulation of biological drugs.

Regardless of what the FDA does or doesn’t do, anyone who receives treatment at a stem cell clinic should know his or her rights in case a problem occurs. An Atlanta medical malpractice lawyer can provide assistance in pursuing a case to get compensation if something goes wrong and a stem cell therapy clinic causes harm.

In more than 30 states throughout the country, victims of medical malpractice are limited in how much compensation they can obtain for non-economic losses, such as compensation for pain and suffering. These limits have come about through tort reform. Now, the Washington Post reports that some lawmakers on the federal level are considering tort reform efforts that could apply nationwide. Unfortunately, depending upon the decision that are made by federal lawmakers, this could result in substantial additional limits on the rights of injured patients and their families. Atlanta medical malpractice claims

An Atlanta medical malpractice lawyer can provide assistance to victims in pursuing claims for compensation after harm due to medical negligence, with the goal of recovering the maximum possible compensation. Victims who get hurt should be fully and fairly compensated for all loss, but tort reform efforts can interfere with this by allowing only partial recovery for some of the most damaging losses a victim endures.  Continue Reading

This November, in a surprise upset, Donald J. Trump won the presidency of the United States. This means President Elect Trump and those who he appoints to manage federal agencies will be shaping policies for at least the next four years. One of the announcements that Trump made following his election was the appointment of Tom Price to serve as the head of Health and Human Services.  This appointment could mean that there are changes coming on the federal level which could affect the ability of injured patients and their families to make medical malpractice claims.  atlanta medical malpractice

It is very important for victims of medical negligence to be able to recover full and fair compensation for damages. Unfortunately, tort reform efforts nationwide have already made malpractice cases harder across the country. If federal law changes, victims could face new challenges on recovering the compensation they need following injury due to medical negligence.

An Atlanta medical malpractice lawyer can provide assistance to victims in responding to legal changes that affect their rights. An attorney can also provide help working within the legal framework to make the strongest possible case so victims can get the compensation that they deserve.  Continue Reading

Anesthesia is necessary for many medical procedures in order to allow a patient to undergo painful treatments. There is both local anesthesia, which numbs pain only in a certain area, as well as general anesthesia which involves putting a patient under. General anesthesia can be really dangerous if it is not done correctly, and many victims of medical negligence are harmed by their anesthesiologists who make mistakes that have devastating consequences.  Atlanta medical malpractice

If you or someone you love had a medical procedure done and problems with anesthesia caused harm to occur, you need to take action. An Atlanta medical malpractice lawyer can provide you with assistance in pursuing a case against the care provider who harmed you and a case against the employer of that care provider.

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If you go to a hospital or a doctor and you expect that you will receive treatment to improve your health, it can be shocking to find that your condition actually becomes worse instead of better. If your doctor misdiagnoses you, delays your diagnosis, or botches the treatments you receive, you could suffer serious adverse health outcomes. Atlanta medical negligence

When and if this happens to you, you need to consult with an Atlanta medical malpractice lawyer. You have rights, and it is important to understand what steps you need to take to protect those rights.  An attorney can guide you through responding to the medical negligence that you have endured so you can hold the doctor, healthcare facility, and other caregivers accountable.

Steps to Take if You Suspect Medical Negligence in Atlanta

Having a baby is supposed to be a joyous occasion for a family. Tragically, for some families, the birth of a new child does not result in a happy growing family but instead results in death of the mother, the infant, or both.   The New York Times reported recently on one tragic case in which a mother died in a hospital after giving birth. The article not only shared that mother’s story, but also illustrated the problem of rising maternal mortality rates throughout the United States. atlanta birth injury

When a mother or baby dies in childbirth, surviving family members are left without loved ones. Financial and emotional damage result from these tragedies. An Atlanta medical malpractice lawyer should be consulted by victims and their families to understand what their legal rights are.

While nothing can bring back the lost loved ones, obtaining compensation can hold doctors and hospitals accountable and help families to cover medical costs and other financial damages.

In the field of medicine, some things are simply not supposed to happen. The mistakes which it is unreasonable for a doctor to make are called “never events.” Unfortunately, never events happen very frequently, including one recent case reported on by CNN in which a doctor took a kidney out of the wrong patient. Atlanta Surgical Error

When a “never event” occurs, the very nature of the mistake is sufficient to show the doctor who made the error was unreasonably negligent. Victims who suffered injury due to this negligence can pursue a civil case for medical malpractice.

An Atlanta medical negligence lawyer can provide assistance to victims in understanding their legal options and maximizing their compensation when they have been harmed.

Surgeons are expected to provide a reasonable level of competent care for patients, and to alert patients if things go wrong on the operating table. Patients are under anesthesia so cannot know what exactly doctors are doing or if there is a problem. If something goes wrong, however, doctors are supposed to disclose. Unfortunately, not all doctors follow best practices for letting patients know what happened when the patient was under anesthesia and undergoing surgery. Atlanta surgical errors

If you are a surgical patient and your doctor makes a mistake during your procedure, you could potentially have a claim for medical malpractice. While it can be a challenge to get the information necessary to show what happened during surgery or how your doctor let you down, an Atlanta medical malpractice lawyer can help you.

Do Surgeons Let Patients Know When Something Goes Wrong? 

Pregnancy, labor, and delivery are high-risk times for both mother and baby. Obstetricians, gynecologists, and others who provide treatment to pregnant women face some of the highest risks of being sued for medical malpractice. When injuries occur during pregnancy or delivery, the consequences can be grave and the losses great. One recent tragic case showed how medical negligence can result in the loss of a young life and a large jury verdict for grieving family members left behind. Atlanta birth injury

If you or someone you love is victimized by medical mistakes during pregnancy or when a baby is being delivered, it is important to get legal advice from an Atlanta birth injury attorney as soon as possible. Birth injuries can sometimes necessitate costly medical care for a child’s entire life, and an attorney can help you to get the money you need to provide that care. If the mistakes result in the death of mother or baby, an attorney can also assist in these tragic situations.

Consequences of Medical Mistakes During Pregnancy

Medical mistakes are now the third leading cause of deaths within the U.S., according to  RT.  While previous estimates have indicated medical errors were a top reason for fatalities within the United States, new research affirms that there are only two causes of death which occur more commonly than negligence on the part of medical care providers. atlanta medical negligence deaths

When medical mistakes turn out to be fatal, family members could be left with financial loss and with unspeakable grief.  The family of victims killed by Atlanta medical malpractice can get help with a wrongful death claim from an experienced attorney in the Atlanta area.

If medical errors occur but turn out not to be fatal, victims can still be compensated for damages, provided they can show the doctor’s actions caused them to experience some type of compensable harm. It is best to get help as soon as possible if you wish to pursue a claim based on a medical mistake, as an attorney can help you begin gathering the evidence you will need to prove your case.