There are over 17,000 medical malpractice claims filed every year in the United States. This of course does not equal the amount of medical errors that occur every year and does not include the number of cases that go unreported. But, new studies into medical negligence and malpractice is shining a light on the specifics…

More American women are dying from pregnancy-related complications than any other developed country in the world. Let that sink in for a moment. The United States, for all its wealth and technology and highly skilled professionals, is the most dangerous developed country in the world for a woman to give birth. Where deaths per 100,000…

Attorney Mike Trentalange secures medical malpractice recovery for couple whose son was born with severe birth defects. July 23, 2018, Tampa, FL – A Tampa, Florida Jury returned a $41.1 million verdict in a medical negligence case tried by Mike Trentalange of Trentalange & Kelley, P.A. The jury found in favor of a Hillsborough County…

Millions of Americans undergo surgery every year. Some procedures are emergent, while others are elective. As with any procedure, there are risks and benefits to surgery. As a patient, it is your right and responsibility to be informed about the procedure being performed and ask questions regarding the procedure to your healthcare provider. Understanding the…

Medical negligence is a big problem in the United States, leading to medical complications, disabilities, and even death. A report published in the New England Journal of Medicine states that medical negligence is the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for 100,000 deaths due to misdiagnosis and 195,000 deaths due to…

Bedsores, also called pressure sores or pressure ulcers, are injuries to the skin and underlying tissue due to prolonged pressure that limits blood flow to the skin. They most often appear on skin that covers bony parts of the body, such as the back of the head, back, heels, or buttocks. Those most at risk…

If we experience a medical emergency, our initial reaction is to go the emergency room.  Hospitals are full of specialists, staff, and equipment that can quickly diagnose and treat whatever ailment we have.  But what happens when an emergency trip to the hospital results in oversights and errors that either worsen our condition or in…

Anyone that has had a loved one who is addicted to drugs understands the emotional turmoil that their addiction causes to everyone around them. The drugs affect the neurotransmitters in their brain, and they may begin to act like a completely different individual than the person you knew before the addiction. While there are many…

Medical Malpractice is, unfortunately, very common these days, with up to 400,000 people dying each year from people suffering a preventable medical harm.  There are different kinds of medical malpractice, including misdiagnosis, surgery mismanagement, birth injury, and medication errors. Prescription medications can have significant benefits when they are prescribed and used appropriately.  However, when there…

The number of adults ages 50 and older in the United States is expected to topple over 132 million by the year 2020.  This represents 20% of the total population.  The combination of “baby boomers” reaching their senior years and people living longer than ever due to advancements in medicine has resulted in this sudden…

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