The standard model for diagnosis of cardiovascular disease often doesn’t fit women. Here are some common medical missteps to look for in a malpractice case. What is a woman’s medical malprac- tice case? Most people think of a failure to diagnose breast cancer, delayed cesarean section, or the unnecessary removal of a woman’s uterus. But […]Continue reading

Checkout our new welcome video. Susan Dennehy represents patients and their families who have suffered serious harm as a result of medical negligence by a doctor or healthcare institution. She began her own firm in 1996, and for the past nineteen years has successfully handled cases involving failure to diagnose serious medical conditions, wrongful death, […]Continue reading

A few years ago, I tried a medical malpractice case in a courthouse where I did not know many of the judges. The case involved a delay in diagnosing a spinal abscess, which doomed the patient, my client, to lifelong paraplegia and unrelenting pain. Because she died before the trial, she could not testify about […]Continue reading

People who go to the hospital for treatment expect to get better, but a growing number of patients end up dying instead— from infections they acquire in the hospital. Hospitals have long claimed that infections are an ‘accepted risk’ of care, but new studies show that many infections are easily prevented. A Call to Action […]Continue reading

Birth Injuries and Medical Malpractice Prudent, well-trained clinicians know that obstetrical injuries can arise during pregnancy, labor, delivery and newborn care, even in patients who are considered low-risk. For that reason, obstetrical care providers must be knowledgeable, well trained, and have access to emergency or “stat” intervention when fetal or maternal complications develop. When a […]Continue reading

Diagnostic Errors in Medical Malpractice Learning that you have a severe or life-threatening illness changes your world. Perhaps the only thing worse is discovering that your diagnosis should have been made sooner or that you were treated for the wrong condition–and now it is too late to take effective action. Diagnostic errors can be defined […]Continue reading