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Common Forms of Medical Malpractice to Watch out For

Medical mistakes account for about 400,000 deaths every year. Thousands more are injured in ways that may change their lives forever. When the wrong leg is amputated, or a healthy kidney removed instead of the diseased one, it makes the national news. People sigh and assume it is an unusual occurrence. Unfortunately, there are certain Read More Common Forms of Medical Malpractice to Watch out For

Do Medical Malpractice Claims Have a Different Statute of Limitations?

The term “statute of limitations” is found in both civil and criminal law. In reference to a personal injury lawsuit, it establishes the time you have to file a lawsuit after you are injured due to another’s negligence. When the statute of limitations has run out, you can no longer file a lawsuit seeking a Read More Do Medical Malpractice Claims Have a Different Statute of Limitations?

Filing Requirements for Filing a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

One of the most complex lawsuits that can be filed is a lawsuit predicated on medical malpractice. Unlike other lawsuits, medical malpractice lawsuits require specific proof to yield a successful outcome. Because of the complexity of these types of lawsuits, it is best to consult an attorney specializing in medical malpractice and medical negligence. Medical Read More Filing Requirements for Filing a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

How Premature Discharge Is a Form of Medical Malpractice

  Doctors are charged with conducting themselves in a manner that is both professional and competent. With the charge is the responsibility to know when to clear someone to be released from a medical facility. Prematurely releasing an individual before they are medically stable enough to be released can amount to medical malpractice. Not every Read More How Premature Discharge Is a Form of Medical Malpractice

5 Common Malpractice Errors That Occur in the Emergency Room

The margin for error in any emergency room is inherently high. Doctors see high volumes of patients all with different ailments and needs, some of which require split-second decision-making, which, if done incorrectly or negligently, can often be fatal. Many of these emergency rooms are not only overcrowded, but also understaffed, which results in fewer Read More 5 Common Malpractice Errors That Occur in the Emergency Room

Take Action: How Delayed Diagnosis Can Lead to a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

Botching a surgery and leaving an item within a patient after a surgery are not the only ways that medical providers can become liable for medical malpractice. When a doctor fails to diagnose a proper condition or fails to timely diagnose a certain condition, illness or injury, a patient will likely have a valid claim Read More Take Action: How Delayed Diagnosis Can Lead to a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

The Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Malpractice lawsuits are very difficult to litigate and are extremely fact intensive. Attempting to file a malpractice suit without the assistance of a medical malpractice lawyer drastically reduces your chances of successfully settling your case or winning in court.

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Proper Steps To File a Wrongful Death Claim

It can be very difficult to focus on a wrongful death claim when dealing with the roller coaster of emotions that is associated with losing a loved one at the hands of someone’s negligence or actions. If you are ever in the unfortunate circumstance where it is necessary to bring a wrongful death suit for Read More Proper Steps To File a Wrongful Death Claim

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Hazards of Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacements

Hip replacements are a procedure in modern medicine that can help repair a pivotal part of the body, the hip joint. Although revolutionary, the process is not without its flaws and dangers. Medical negligence laws mandate that you are properly informed of the dangers involved with surgical procedures like hip replacements before they are implemented. Read More Hazards of Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacements

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Complications from Mirena IUD Birth Control

Complications from Mirena IUD’s; More Than Just Birth Control There are many different forms of birth control out there on the market today, and many are promoted as safe and effective contraceptive methods, including the Intrauterine Device (IUD). An IUD is a small plastic device shaped like a T that is either enclosed in copper or lined Read More Complications from Mirena IUD Birth Control