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Category Archives: Medical Malpractice

What Is Considered Medical Malpractice?

On Behalf of Cronin & Maxwell

When an individual suffers serious harm due to the carelessness or negligence of a nurse, doctor, or another medical professional, the best course of action is to contact a reputable medical malpractice lawyer. For a person who doesn’t fully understand medical malpractice, navigating…

Emergency rooms are chaotic, and that can lead to mistakes

On Behalf of Cronin & Maxwell

If you’re in the emergency room, you need care quickly. The majority of people who find themselves there are in an urgent situation where they need a doctor to take action to prevent serious injuries or even death. Additionally, emergency rooms are responding…

Does misreading test results count as malpractice?

On Behalf of Cronin & Maxwell

We trust our doctors and other medical professionals to take good care of us when we need them. While it can be hard to imagine, even long-term family doctors can commit malpractice. Medical malpractice is so prevalent that it is the third-leading cause of…

Why do surgical errors happen?

On Behalf of Cronin & Maxwell

Even minor surgeries can go wrong, with devastating consequences to the victims. Surgical errors are a form of medical malpractice, and in simple terms, they consist of preventable mistakes that arise during surgery. These errors extend beyond the known risks of surgery which…

Why might nurses give patients the wrong medication?

On Behalf of Cronin & Maxwell

A few years ago, a state-run consumer safety group launched an investigation into 889 medicinal error cases. They ultimately attributed most of them to the health care information technology (HIT) that nurses use to distribute medications to patients. The investigators identified a few reasons…

When doctors don’t listen, patients can suffer

On Behalf of Cronin & Maxwell

If it feels like your doctors seem to have less and less time to spend with you and don’t focus on what you tell them, you’re not alone. Doctors’ schedules are more packed than ever. One 2016 study found that, on average, doctors…

How lack of oxygen can lead to lasting brain injuries

On Behalf of Cronin & Maxwell

If a doctor makes a mistake and your brain is denied oxygen, the ramifications set in quickly. It only takes 10 minutes of oxygen deprivation for complete brain death. If there’s a crucial oversight during surgery, such as someone forgetting to monitor your vitals properly,…

Can your doctor “fire” you?

On Behalf of Cronin & Maxwell

Most everyone has had a doctor at some point whom they didn’t like. Sometimes patients don’t particularly respect their doctor’s opinion. Maybe they feel that their doctor doesn’t treat them with respect. Their personality might just rub a patient the wrong way. Any…

Do surgeons really leave items behind in patients’ bodies?

On Behalf of Cronin & Maxwell

Surgeons leaving behind watches, medical tools or other items in a patient has long been a punchline in modern media. The idea that a skilled and highly-trained professional could make such a staggering oversight seems ridiculous to most people.   Obviously, surgeons should be incredibly careful…

How could radiology miss a cancer diagnosis?

On Behalf of Cronin & Maxwell

When you go to get testing to identify cancer or to confirm a diagnosis, it’s important that the person performing the test is adequately trained. They should be able to recognize the appearance of cancer on an X-ray, ultrasound, computerized tomography scan, magnetic…

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