Capable of leaving a patient paralyzed or with some level of motor impairment, spinal cord injuries (SCIs) are very serious. Depending on the extent of the injury and how much of the body is affected, spinal cord injury recovery time can vary. After sustaining an SCI, a patient may choose to file a legal claim if they believe another party was partially or fully at fault for the accident that led … [Read more...] about Spinal Cord Injury Recovery Time
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In elder care facilities across the nation, abuse and neglect are sadly all too common. Caretakers have a duty to provide professional, attentive care, and there are federal, state and local laws in place to protect the rights of patients living in these facilities. But even so, issues like understaffing and poor hiring practices can result in patients failing to receive the compassionate care … [Read more...] about Examples of Abuse and Neglect in Nursing Homes
In a medical emergency, prompt and attentive care is crucial. When a patient arrives at the emergency room, minor details and mere seconds can make a huge difference, and the outcome can hinge to a large degree on the response of the attending medical staff. In a case where a patient or their family alleges that healthcare providers failed to meet the duty of care, an emergency room nurse expert … [Read more...] about What Is the Function of an Emergency Room Nurse Expert Witness?
There are numerous treatments for patients with type-2 diabetes. However, while many can help the patient recover and enjoy a better quality of life, there are some that can cause serious complications with life-threatening consequences. If you’re an attorney involved in a diabetes medication amputation lawsuit, here’s what you need to know. At Cardinal LifeCare Consulting, our team can assist … [Read more...] about Diabetes Medication: Amputation Lawsuit Case Study
Throughout pregnancy, regular screening tests are essential to detect any concerning abnormalities in the baby’s development, size or proportions. Failure on the part of healthcare professionals to order the appropriate tests, skillfully interpret the results and accurately diagnose any irregularities can increase the risk of a birth injury or defect. In this article, we’ll go into further detail … [Read more...] about What Causes Birth Injuries?
Surgical procedures of all kinds require a high level of skill, training and attention among surgeons and supporting nursing staff in order to prevent complications and potentially life-altering mistakes. If a patient suffers harm during surgery and believes that negligence may be to blame, they may choose to take legal action against the surgeon or other involved healthcare providers. In such a … [Read more...] about Surgical Nurse Expert Witness Services: When Are They Used?