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Reasons Why Most Iowa Medical Malpractice Victims Are Never Compensated

REASON #1: Most Families of Deceased Patients Do Not Request Autopsies In an Iowa medical malpractice case, the person suing must prove that a medical professional’s error was a cause of a patient’s injury or death. In cases where the patient dies because of the medical error, cause of death is often best proved by …

Common Mistakes After a Work Injury in Iowa

Attention! Iowa’s Workers’ Compensation laws changed July 1, 2017. This article’s information may be out of date. Visit our Workers’ Compensation Page for more information. MISTAKE #1: Losing Your Right to Iowa Workers’ Compensation Benefits Because You Missed an Important Legal Deadline The most costly error you can make as an injured worker in Iowa is failing …

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What to Do If You Suspect the Nursing Home is Causing Harm

No. 1: Promptly investigate all “preventable injuries” to nursing home residents The following is a list of common injuries to nursing home residents that are often caused by neglect or abuse.  These injuries can usually be prevented by appropriate nursing home administration and care: Falls causing broken bones or head injuries Burns Strangulations Sexual abuse Decubitus …

Iowa Workers’ Compensation Tips: Is Your Medical Treatment Authorized by Your Employer?

Attention! Iowa’s Workers’ Compensation laws changed July 1, 2017. This article’s information may be out of date. Visit our Workers’ Compensation Page for more information. Under Iowa Workers’ Compensation law, if your workers’ compensation claim has been “accepted” by the insurance company, then the insurance company has the right to choose who provides your medical treatment.  If …

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10 Mistakes People Make When Dealing with Doctors After an Injury

1. Failing To Seek Immediate Medical Attention After An Accident The injured person is always responsible for proving that he or she was injured in a particular accident. Insurance companies and juries often believe that if you aren’t hurt badly enough to seek immediate medical attention, you aren’t hurt badly enough to deserve compensation for medical malpractice or personal injury. Don’t ignore …

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