Medical Malpractice

Ranked under heart disease and cancer, medical errors take more lives in the United States than other causes like car accidents, accidental shootings, falls, and poisonings. One researcher estimated some 251,000 deaths a year between the years of 2000-2008 could be attributed to medical errors, that’s a striking 700 deaths a day.   Medical errors Read More...

Tokyo-based Olympus, a producer of 85 percent of the American gastrointestinal scope market, intentionally failed to warn hospitals in the United States of deadly infections that had been transmitted to patients after surgeries using the Duodenoscope in Europe and Japan.  The Duodenoscope is a medical device that is used to scope a patient's gastrointestinal tract Read More...

Medical Malpractice encompasses many types of mistakes that doctors, dentists, nurses, and other medical workers commonly commit.  Of those, patient mix-ups often top the list.  To prevent this, hospitals and healthcare facilities use identification bracelets and should ask patients to identify themselves before treatment or surgery.   In Tennessee, unfortunately, it sounds as if these Read More...

Victim of Medical Malpractice? I Can Help.

Thanks to social media, Americans are starting to hear more and more about common medical errors that have been covered up by some of the most prestigious doctors and hospitals in the country.  A quick search of medical malpractice  revealed stories of surgeons transplanting organs without first checking the blood types of the donors to the Read More...

You're sitting in your doctor's office because she's called and asked you to come in for a consult. It's never good news when they do that.  Good news comes in the form of a standard letter that comes in the mail two weeks after your appointment with a friendly reminder to come back in for Read More...

With 2015 enrollment on Healthcare.gov now open, it's  the time of year when healthcare and insurance coverage is on everybody's mind.  And when we sit down and begin to examine the sea of policies, premiums, benefits, and deductibles we start to imagine what we'd do if the worst possible thing actually happened to us.   In my Read More...

First, things, first.  If you are in pain or your condition continues to worsen, you should seek a second opinion from a qualified doctor.   If you suspect you are a victim of medical malpractice, be sure to request all medical records concerning your condition, take photographs of your injuries,  and keep all of your Read More...

Are Medication Errors Preventable?

Pharmaceutical malpractice or medication errors can cause serious illness and sometimes death in patients.  Children and the elderly are at greatest risk for dying from these mistakes.  A 2013 article published in Forbes magazine estimates that over 1 million Americans are harmed by prescription and over the counter drug errors and 7,000 people die yearly Read More...

Yes. We can help you get your medical records.   In some cases, it may be preferred that you obtain your medicals and we can assist you in doing that.   If you or a loved one has been injured by medical malpractice in Virginia, call Paul Thomson, an experienced medical malpractice attorney. The call is Read More...

It is a good idea to do this, but we can obtain your medical bills.  If you live in Virginia and need help with the impact medical malpractice has had on you or someone you love, call a medical malpractice lawyer Paul Thomson at (540)777-4900.  The call is free Read More...