There are 3 components to a surgical fire: an ignition source, an oxidizer such as nitrous oxide, and fuel; all generally present in operating rooms. Such fires burn more than 500 people annually,...
Nelson v. Emory shows that the common thread in medical malpractice cases is the human story. Show it to the jury and they will see the truth.
Barbour v. Piedmont Newnan Hospital was a challenging malpractice case that underscores the importance of creativity in the courtroom and the power of human connection.
Roughly 85-90% of the cases we see are resolved through settlements. However, that wasn’t the case for Connie Lockhart. Her case went all the way through a jury trial, where...
There are 3 lessons I take away from the Stephens case: the importance of communication, how quickly a mistake can turn horrific and the need for awareness.
Ryan Stephens died from undiagnosed cancer at 25. Was there something that could've been done to save him? Bell Law Firm set forth to uncover the truth.
It’s no small thing to accuse a doctor of malpractice. But when healthcare professionals don’t follow the rules, there must be accountability.
Medical error is the third leading cause of death in the United States. How is this possible in our country? In my 25 years of service, I've come to blame one...
Maximizing the balance of visual or audio evidence and demonstratives in your presentation is a fundamental part of proficient courtroom communication.
Despite a challenging year for everyone, we persevere. To our clients, family and friends – we thank you, and look forward to all that 2021 holds.
When COVID-19 pandemic took hold, courts had little choice but to cease. But today, many have found a way to resume safely: remote trials.
This fall, we launched the inaugural season of our “Face the Jury” podcast, complete with 7 episodes hosted by Lloyd Bell. Check out our season in review, and listen for...
This week, Lloyd Bell announced the premiere of his podcast “Face the Jury”, a series dedicated to confronting the issues of medical malpractice in America.
If it’s time for a doctor’s visit – whether routine or for non-COVID related illness – there are things you can do to keep yourself safe.
Until 2010, Georgia capped non-economic damage awards in medical malpractice cases at $350,000. But since 2018, that has changed.
The legal process can feel intimidating. However, this rough timeline gives you a better picture of how medical malpractice cases can be resolved.
A statute of limitations is the limited legal window of opportunity during which you can file a lawsuit. If you are a victim, the time for action is now.
No medical professional sets out to purposefully misdiagnose a patient. However, mistakes still happen for a variety of reasons such as rushing the examination, not listening to the patient and failing to review diagnostic tests. When doctors...
By taking these extra precautions, patients can help reduce the risk of suffering from medical errors amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
By definition, medical malpractice occurs when a patient is harmed because a doctor, nurse or other medical professional fails to provide proper treatment.