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Archive: Medical Malpractice

medical malpractice cases

Many patients who are injured due to medical negligence never recover compensation for their injuries because they do not pursue a personal injury claim through a medical malpractice lawyer. Medical malpractice claims fall under personal injury law, but they are…

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Retained Foreign Objects

When a surgeon accidentally leaves something inside a patient – such as a sponge, needle, or clamp – it is considered a retained foreign object. While relatively rare, items sewn up inside a surgical site do happen and they can…

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What is the Standard of Care in Medical Malpractice Cases?

Medical malpractice is a legal cause of action brought by a medical malpractice lawyer against a medical or health care professional who deviated from the standards of care in their profession through a negligent act or omission, and thereby caused…

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Malpractice Suits

Sometimes medical providers make serious mistakes that result in injury to their patients. Sadly, these errors happen more often than you may think, causing thousands of unnecessary injuries and deaths each year. A few years ago, a John Hopkins University…

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waking up during surgery

Anesthesia is an incredible medical treatment that is used to sedate patients who need to undergo painful surgeries, and some screenings, diagnostic tests, tissue sample removal, and dental work. When all goes well, anesthesia prevents patients from feeling pain during…

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medical malpractice claims

An amputation, or loss-of-limb such as a finger, toe, hand, foot, arm or leg, is a life-changing injury that often comes with expensive medical treatment, lost wages and ability to earn future wages, loss of enjoyment of life, mental anguish,…

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Diagnostic Test Results

Communicating diagnostic test results to patients is an important responsibility for health practitioners. Patients are entitled to receive their test results in a timely manner to ensure they are aware of any health diagnoses. The consequences of failure to communicate…

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patient abandonment

Patient abandonment isn’t something that most people have ever heard of but those who are victims of it know the devastating consequences. Unlike other types of medical malpractice that involve errors made during treatment provided during a doctor-patient relationship, patient…

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medical errors

It is clear that medical technology has helped humans solve many health issues that could not be handled as well in the past. Technology advancements are part of the miracle of modern medicine. It is also important to remember that…

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Failure to treat

Left untreated, appendicitis is a life-threatening health condition. If a patient goes into the Emergency Room (ER) complaining of intense abdominal pain but the doctor fails to diagnose appendicitis and sends the patient home, there is a risk that the…

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