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Can Nursing Homes Be Held Liable for Medical Malpractice?

by Staff Blogger | November 9th, 2020

If you have a loved one living in a nursing home, you worry about their wellbeing every day. You may have heard stories of residents being abused or neglected, which often results in serious injuries and worsening health. And sometimes, the mistreatment goes beyond abuse and neglect and becomes actual medical malpractice, which can put residents’ lives at risk.

When does medical malpractice happen in nursing homes? There are several scenarios when it can occur, including:

  • Prescription drug errors—When residents get the wrong medications, get the wrong dosages of medications, or don’t get their medications at all, they can suffer serious health problems and even die. When that happens, nursing homes can be held liable for medical malpractice.
  • Misdiagnosis—Nursing homes typically have doctors on staff who evaluate residents when needed. Because many residents are elderly and vulnerable, it’s important for them to receive prompt and accurate diagnoses. When that doesn’t happen, they can decline in health quickly.
  • Failure to escalate care—Nursing homes are often limited in the level of care they can provide to residents. Many residents need to be moved to more capable facilities or hospitals to receive scans, surgery, and other treatments. When that doesn’t happen, their health can worsen.

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we investigate all nursing home abuse claims for evidence of wrongdoing and other failures of responsibility. And when we find medical malpractice, we don’t hesitate to include it in our compensation claims. Contact our Virginia medical malpractice lawyers today for a free consultation.

Why Do Some Law Firms Decline Medical Malpractice Claims?

by Staff Blogger | June 15th, 2020

All personal injury claims have a large burden of proof on injured victims. In most cases, claims go against insurance companies—which are well-known for reporting huge annual profits. If they were paying out all the compensation claims they receive, they would quickly go bankrupt. Instead, they’ve found ways to reduce or deny claims by forcing victims to come up with mountains of evidence, and even that’s not always enough!

Medical malpractice claims are similar in that the burden of proof is extremely high. To make matters worse, hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities are often well protected against medical malpractice claims. They fight back viciously when sick or injured patients accuse them of negligence and carelessness, even when those patients clearly suffered at the hands of healthcare professionals.

Many law firms help victims only to make a quick buck. They want to turn over cases as quickly as possible, and medical malpractice claims typically require patience, experience, and tenacity. Those are the qualities we bring to every claim we handle, which is why we don’t back down from medical malpractice claims. It’s our goal to help injured victims throughout Virginia, including those who were injured by doctors, surgeons, and other providers.

We believe that victims shouldn’t have to pay out of pocket simply because their claims will be tough to win. Our Virginia medical malpractice lawyers don’t back down from a challenge, and we’re always in it to win. Contact us today for a free consultation and to find out how we can help.

President Says “Slow-Rolling” Drug Shortage Problem Must be Fixed

by los | October 31st, 2011

October 31, 2011

With drug shortages being blamed for price gouging and patient deaths across the country, President Barack Obama is calling for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take steps toward solving the problem. According to MSNBC, those steps include broadening reporting of potential drug shortages, accelerating the review of applications for manufacturing changes on drugs shortages, and getting the Justice Department information on cases of collusion and instances of price gouging.

The President argued that the “slow-rolling” problem must be fixed now by saying, “We can’t wait for action on the Hill, we’ve got to go ahead and move forward.”

Reports show there are more than 200 medications on a list of scarcely stocked items in the United States. That is a nearly 300 percent increase from the mere 56 listed in 2006. While the FDA has managed to ward off 137 shortages in the last 21 months, lack of vital medications and supplies are being linked to hundreds of deaths across the country. For instance, the Alabama Department of Health is being blamed for nine deaths and ten others being harmed after contamination through feeding tubes where sterile premix was not available.

The deaths are made even more difficult by the fact that the drugs are available, but at ridiculously marked up prices through “gray market” distributors.

The Virginia Medical Malpractice Attorneys with Lowell “The Hammer” Stanley want you to contact us if you have been caused harm because a certain medication you needed was not available.