Cosmetic Surgery Claims:

Cosmetic surgery claims are any type of medical negligence claim where the claimant argues that cosmetic surgery has resulted in an injury. There are 2 types of claims which fall into this category, claims based on breach of duty and claims for clinical negligence.

The law states that patients must be given sufficient information before receiving non-emergency treatment, the information should include details about all risks associated with recovering from or not recovering from the procedure. If there is a lack of proper warning concerning potential risk, it may constitute as medical negligence. Research has shown that up to 90% of people who have cosmetic procedures never receive any type of pre-treatment information prior to their surgery; further research shows that less than 10% discuss their concerns with a doctor.

Narcolepsy Claims:

Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder characterized by excessive daytime sleepiness. People with narcolepsy usually have episodes of falling asleep during the day, even in unusual situations where they might not be able to quickly find somewhere to recline or rest. People living with narcolepsy also often experience disrupted nighttime sleep and hallucinatory experiences called hypnagogic (when falling asleep) and hypnopompic (when waking up) hallucinations. Researchers estimate that between 1 in 2,000 and 3,500 people suffer from narcolepsy; this number may actually be higher as it has been suggested that many cases are undiagnosed. It is important to note that there is no cure for narcolepsy.

Spinal Injury Claims:

Spinal injury claims are any type of medical negligence claim where the claimant argues that a spinal cord injury has resulted from a negligent act.

General Surgery Claims:

General surgery claims are any type of medical negligence claim where the claimant alleges that general surgical procedures have resulted in an injury.

Aesthetic Surgery Claims:

Aesthetic surgery claims are any type of medical negligence claim where the claimant argues that aesthetic surgery has resulted in an injury. There are 2 types of claims which fall into this category, claims based on breach of duty and claims for clinical negligence.

Dental Malpractice Claims:

Dental malpractice claims are any type of medical negligence claim where a dentist or dental team fails to provide sufficient care to a patient while under their supervision and/or care resulting in an injury. These cases can be challenging as they often end up involving intricate issues concerning what constitutes “standard of care,” how to measure it, and what evidence can prove or disprove any alleged deviation from that standard.

Medical Malpractice Claims:

Medical malpractice claims are any type of medical negligence claim where a doctor or medical team fails to provide sufficient care to a patient while under their supervision and/or care resulting in an injury. These cases can be challenging as they often end up involving intricate issues concerning what constitutes “standard of care,” how to measure it, and what evidence can prove or disprove any alleged deviation from that standard.

Anesthesia Claims:

Anesthesia claims are any type of medical negligence claim where the claimant alleges that anesthesia procedures have resulted in an injury during or other types of medical/surgical procedures.

Psychiatric Injuries:

Psychiatric injuries are any type of medical negligence claim where the claimant alleges that psychiatric procedures performed by a doctor or other health care professional have resulted in an injury.

Pediatric Birth Injuries:

A pediatric birth injury is any type of birth-related injury to a child born alive, whether before, during, or immediately after birth. The child must be under three years old at the time he brings suit and there is no limitation on when an infant may file suit for prenatal injuries resulting in neonatal injuries (injuries occurring shortly after delivery). However, if the plaintiff is beyond three years old and was not injured until well after his/her birth, then they must bring suit within three years from the date at which he/she discover the injury.

Surgery Claims:

Surgery claims are any type of medical negligence claim where a surgery has resulted in an injury. Surgery injuries can occur during the actual procedure, during recovery (often due to poor post-surgical care), or months and years later due to surgical implants, equipment, etc.

Acquired Brain Injury Claims:

Acquired brain injury claims are any type of medical negligence claim where the claimant alleges that an acquired brain injury has resulted from a negligent act.

GP claims:

GP claims are any type of medical negligence claim where the claimant alleges that GP procedures have resulted in an injury.

Transvaginal Mesh Claims:

A transvaginal mesh claim is a type of medical negligence claim that involves profiting off of defective, dangerous transvaginal mesh products. Transvaginal mesh implants are devices made from polypropylene plastic intended to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence in women. The mesh is placed through the vagina into the pelvis to support organs weakened by childbirth or surgery for incontinence. Some manufacturers have since stopped marketing their meshes or recalled them because they were not proven safe or effective.

In addition to the above, there are many other types of medical negligence claims all around the country where people may have a valid claim for a physician’s failure to provide them with accurate information about preventative measures which could have been followed prior to their surgery and/or what risk factors they should be aware of after their surgery that might develop into an injury or life-altering condition. While it is important to discuss our concerns with a doctor, we must also take responsibility in being proactive about our well-being through research about our medical conditions and treatments prior to contracting with a physician. Having knowledge about possible treatment alternatives, side effects or complications can be vital in making educated decisions on what options will ultimately lead to a successful recovery and healthier life. Medical malpractice cases are incredibly complicated and require filing suit within the applicable statute of limitations and properly employing medical experts in the area to prove your case.