Can I Seek Compensation for Emotional Distress Caused by a Doctor?
Jill Kolodner | December 30, 2021 | Medical Malpractice
If a doctor harms a patient, that patient will typically experience emotional distress. In some cases, this distress can be more challenging than the physical injury. Some victims are entitled to financial compensation. But it can be difficult to calculate the value of emotional distress or trauma. Because of this, you should contact a skilled… read more
What is the Difference Between Express and Implied Consent?
Jill Kolodner | February 17, 2021 | Medical Malpractice
The idea of “consent” comes up frequently in the law. Criminal law, contract law, property law, and personal injury law (tort law) all have situations in which consent can play a part. In tort law, a medical malpractice claim can hinge on consent — or more accurately, it can hinge on informed consent. When health… read more
Causes & Symptoms of Caput Succedaneum
Jill Kolodner | December 31, 2020 | Medical Malpractice
Caput succedaneum is the medical term for the swelling of a newborn infant’s scalp immediately after childbirth. When caput succedaneum occurs, it usually occurs from pressure on the baby’s head during delivery. It can occur in both vaginal deliveries and C-sections. During pregnancy, the baby grows inside an amniotic sac. The amniotic sac is filled… read more
What You Need to Know About Maryland’s Medical Malpractice Cap
Jill Kolodner | July 15, 2020 | Medical Malpractice
We trust our doctors and medical provider to provide medical treatment, care, and comfort during a time of great need. We trust that they will help us heal and recover from illnesses, injuries, and conditions. What we do not expect is for them to make us worse. Sadly, medical malpractice claims are more common than… read more