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Medical Negligence and Medication Errors

Medical negligence is a leading cause of death in the United States. Billions of dollars are paid every year to victims of medical negligence, medical errors, and medication errors.

Proving medical negligence can be challenging. Not all mistakes and errors are considered medical negligence, and not all bad outcomes are the result of negligence. Complicating the issue is the role played by insurance companies that want to make pursuing a claim as difficult as possible. These insurance companies also have deep pockets, and engaging with them in a medical malpractice suit can be time-consuming, expensive and stressful.

For these reasons, it is critical to work with an experienced and highly-competent medical malpractice lawyer. At Cunningham Bounds, we have successfully represented clients in numerous medical malpractice claims. We bring experience, extensive knowledge and connections to medical experts who can reliably understand your situation and testify on your behalf. Call us to discuss your case.



Publications

Dec 01, 2012 | Article

Hospitals', Surgical Centers', and Clinics' Vicarious Liability for Acts and Omissions of Doctors, CRNAs, Physician's Assistants, and Nurses

Who is liable when a patient suffers an adverse medical outcome in a hospital, outpatient surgery center, or clinic? We examine the issues.

Apr 01, 2010 | Article

The Scope of a Nurse's Duty of Care

According to the American Nurses Association (ANA), "The nurse promotes, advocates for, and strives to protect the health, safety, and rights of the patient." But what should happen when a nurse's failure to promote or advocate for his or her patient's health, safety, or tights results in injury? Are nurses expected simply to follow orders, or are they bound to question those orders when something is amiss? This article summarizes some of the issues.

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Legal Update – Nursing Home Injuries

Lucy Tufts & Billy Bonner, personal injury lawyers in Mobile, talk about nursing home negligence on Legal Update.

Litigation Success

$3 Million Jury Verdict

$3 Million Verdict rendered against hospital in medical negligence case

Chumney v. Flowers Hospital | Houston County Circuit Court

A $3 million jury verdict was obtained in this medical negligence case against Flowers Hospital for negligence of the nursing staff in inappropriat...

Settlement Negotiated in Medication Error Case

Rudolph v. Harco | Mobile County, Alabama Circuit Court | Civil Action No. CV-97-039

Cunningham Bounds reached a settlement for the victim of a misfilled prescription of Prednisone.

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Jan 12, 2013

Top Ten (#7) Jury Verdicts of 2012: Anger over outsourced medical transcription errors yields $140M

Anger over outsourced medical transcription errors yields $140M Sharon Juno died because of a typo. A lifelong diabetic, Juno had her insulin dosag...

Dec 02, 2001

Pharmacist Shortage Acute

From the Mobile Register  On Jan. 9, 1997, Shamika Rudolph of Mobile stopped by a Dauphin Street drugstore to get a prescription filled for ...

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Medical Errors Ranked as Third Leading Cause of Death in U.S.

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