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Do You Know How The Statute of Limitations Affects Your Case?

Do You Know How The Statute of Limitations Affects Your Case?

Medical malpractice victims deal with many frustrating problems. Not the least of which is understanding how the statute of limitations affects their case. Just as they discover and adjust to the outcome of their injury, they begin losing time to take action. Dividing their time between dealing with their injury and finding out if they have a claim […]

An Epidemic of Preventable Medical Errors

An Epidemic of Preventable Medical Errors

The third leading cause of death in the United States is preventable medical errors (440,000 deaths/year). These deaths are not caused by illnesses or the medical conditions that caused these victims to seek medical care in the first place. They are caused by mistakes made in the hospital that could have been prevented. These mistakes can […]

5 Qualities A Medical Malpractice Lawyer Would Want In A Lawyer

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If the truth was found in billboards one would think the key qualities for a medical malpractice lawyer are clenched fists (preferably around hundred dollar bills) and the willingness to kick butt. These, however, are the last characteristics I would look for if I needed a medical malpractice lawyer. No matter what you’ve heard (or […]

Helping Medical Malpractice Victims Cope with an Uncertain Future

Helping Medical Malpractice Victims

Helping medical malpractice victims is our sole focus here at CHH. People come into our office because they’re hurting deeply and they want an answer to the pain that they’re feeling. We tell them right off the bat that what we cannot do is fix their pain. However, what we can do is hold people accountable […]

Understanding How a Trial Works

Understanding How a Trial Works

Let’s start with the obvious: trials are NOT like what you see on television.  So forget what you have seen on The Good Wife, Law and Order or if you’re a little bit older, L.A. Law. While there may be similarities from time to time the truth is that trials are unscripted live affairs with […]

Are Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Bad for Health Care?

A medical malpractice lawsuit is a tool for justice.

There’s a lot of bad information about medical malpractice lawsuits. Some think it’s a “get rich” quick scheme and sadly too many lawyer advertisements make it seem that way, but it is not. Others think medical malpractice cases are a scourge that must be stopped. This thinking has caused legislators to pass tort reform laws that make […]

Are you Choosing a good Medical Malpractice Attorney?

Considering a Malpractice Case

Medical malpractice is one of the most intricate areas of law. The processes and details involved are extensive and expensive.  It is important that a law firm has the right experience, the right expertise, and the resources to support their clients and their case throughout the process. Choosing a good medical malpractice attorney can be the […]

Some Hospitals are Collecting Data to Reduce Surgical Errors

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The very nature of surgery is risky without taking into account the possibility of surgical errors and/or medical negligence. The consequences of which can be very difficult for victims to cope with. Whether the consequences are physical, financial, emotional, or a combination, they can permanently affect a person’s well-being. Sadly, many of these errors are […]

When a medical mistake occurs don’t expect an apology

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No one likes admitting they made a mistake.  It is no fun owning up to where you fell short.  In the world of medicine, this is amplified.  A recent study published in The Journal of Patient Safety found that it is the exception, not the rule that Patients who are victims of a medical mistake or […]

Should I sue my doctor?

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Our Law firm looks at two primary factors when we help a potential client determine if they have a valid medical malpractice lawsuit. The first thing we try to determine is if the doctor failed to meet the standard of care the victim should have received. Then we look at the injury to determine if […]

What is the value of a human life?

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“The fire ignited when the small airplane smashed into a parking lot and empty building in central Anchorage on a failed takeoff. Passersby ran to pull four burning people from the Cessna Skywagon. But when they tried to rescue 4-year-old Miles Cavner, the airplane cabin was engulfed in fire. As Stacie Cavner screamed that her […]

How Much is My Medical Malpractice Case Worth?

How Much is a Medical Malpractice Case Worth?

How much is my medical malpractice case worth? This question is a very important one. In our civil justice system money is the only thing clients can recover and money is often the only difference between whether their family survives or thrives following the catastrophic injury or death of a loved one. Still, it is […]

Discovery Through Trial Lawyers and Civil Justice System

Discovery Through Trial Lawyers and Civil Justice System

When an individual is the victim of medical malpractice or medical negligence by a company, a hospital, or a medical professional, the victim is put into an immensely difficult situation. Already struggling to recover from the harm, they must now prove their case using evidence held by the very people who harmed them; the ones […]

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