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  • Medical malpractice and the pandemic: it’s complicate

    Since the first appearance of COVID-19 in the U.S., American healthcare providers have been working tirelessly to address every aspect of the pandemic. The general public saw on a daily basis how frontline workers were making sacrifices day in and day out to keep as many people healthy as possible. But while the media focused on this heroic work, behind the scenes, COVID was prompting significant changes to malpractice laws and regulations at the state and federal levels. Providers should be awa...

  • What Instances call for Hiring a Medical Misdiagnosis Lawyer

    You may come across several instances of medical malpractice in the present time. Carelessness, surgical error, or misdiagnosis by the experts in the industry could lead to mental, physical, and financial hardships for the rest of your life. The aggrieved party should fight for his or her rights for adequate and fair compensation from the negligent party legally. As a result, the aggrieved party should hire the services of a professional, who is an expert in medical malpractice cases. You could ...

  • Pursuing a Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Malpractice Claim

    Every year, thousands of vets suffer from poor medical treatment they receive at VA hospitals or medical facilities. From medication and diagnosis errors, to surgical errors and wrongful death, the consequences caused by the negligence of VA doctors or employees can have a drastic impact on a veteran’s life well beyond their trip to the outpatient center. Many are under the assumption that filing a lawsuit against the federal government is impossible, but that is simply not true. If you or a l...

  • Most medical malpractice cases on strokes involve diagnosis-related issues

    Delayed treatment of a stroke, possibly caused by misdiagnosis, can cause permanent disability and death, a blog post of Sommers Roth & Elmaleh Professional Corporation, a Toronto-based medical malpractice firm has said. The blog post emphasized that recognizing a stroke’s symptoms, obtaining a correct diagnosis and receiving timely medical treatment are essential to minimize the long-term impacts and damages caused by a stroke and even save one’s life....

  • Ruling on malpractice case cites need for expert testimony

    PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona Supreme Court decision says medical malpractice lawsuits involving unclear causes of death or other injury can’t proceed without sufficient expert witness testimony providing guidance for jurors. The court’s decision Friday stemmed from the 2012 death of a 4-year-old boy sent home from a surgery center after being monitored for an hour after a tonsillectomy and another procedure that included administration of general anesthesia. Arizona law require that medical...

  • 4 things to do if you are a victim of medical malpractice

    In the United States, one of the leading causes of death is due to medical errors. Medical malpractice occurs when a health provider or medical professional fails to provide appropriate treatment, which causes injury or death to a patient. If you or your loved one ever becomes a victim of this unfortunate event, here are some important things you need to do to safeguard your rights and prevent the situation from escalating....

  • How to Prove a Medical Malpractice Case

    Doctors and other healthcare providers are entrusted with the duty to look after the sick and provide them with the necessary treatment. However, cases of medical malpractice often occur when a patient is harmed by a doctor or any other health professional as a result of their failure to perform their medical duties. If you or your loved one are a victim of medical malpractice, you are eligible to file a compensation claim for the injuries you sustained. However, there are different things that ...

  • How is a medical malpractice claim defined?

    What are legal standards used to define medical malpractice? How do judges and juries decide which medical errors entitle a patient to bring a lawsuit? If a plaintiff alleges medical malpractice, what must he or she prove to recover damages? This article will provide an overview of what must be present for a malpractice claim to exist....

  • Medical Malpractice Issues Eye doctors Face

    Eye treatment or surgery can be so stressful for patients; this is because most eye procedures are not viewed as life or death issue, a slip of the hand might darken your world forever. Letting a simple eye infection go undiagnosed can change your life. In some cases, the simple mistakes occur as a result of human error and not only due to negligence by the doctor. However eye doctors should maintain certain standards of care, and if it is determined that a doctor did not adhere to these standar...

  • Common Misconceptions About Medical Malpractice

    It’s an unfortunate reality for many physicians, but a malpractice suit isn’t so much a matter of ‘if’ as it is a matter of ‘when’. Bad outcomes, regardless of negligence, have a certain statistical probability that’s unavoidable. According to the New England Journal of Medicine, by age 65, 75% of physicians in low-risk specialties and 99% of physicians in high-risk specialties will have faced a malpractice claim. However, the NEJM article points out that “most claims do not lead...

  • What Are the Most Common Reasons for Medical Malpractice

    Doctors must exercise caution or risk malpractice. What are the most common reasons for medical malpractice? Read the summary ahead to learn more. As a medical professional, you likely found a medical malpractice insurance policy to cover your bases before starting work. However, the field of malpractice may seem a bit fuzzy. If you’re wondering, “what are the most common reasons for medical malpractice?” then search no further....

  • Military Medical Malpractice: A Guide on How to File a Claim

    Military medical malpractice can be defined as any negligent actions or omission by a military doctor or any other military medical personnel that resulted in injuries in a member of the military or a dependent. Some of the common causes include but are not limited to: failing to correctly diagnose ailments, wrong treatment, and failure to perform surgeries according to the expected standards. These claims are dependent on the fact that medical professionals are supposed to provide the standard ...

  • 4 benefits of hiring a medical malpractice lawyer

    Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor, hospital or other type of healthcare professional demonstrates medical negligence or omission that causes bodily harm to a patient in their care. These cases are extremely varied; it could be anything from a surgeon who makes a mistake in the operating room or a pharmacist who inadvertently prescribes the wrong dosage of medication. These legal cases are incredibly complex and can therefore be tricky for plaintiffs to navigate on their own....

  • Telemedicine Medical Malpractice Risks Are Real

    Telemedicine use surged as the pandemic forced more employees to work from home. Though in-person doctor visits have resumed, it’s likely that telemedicine will remain a prominent part of medical treatment. Its increased use presents a challenging slew of risks. Telemedicine has been around longer than many realize. It first appeared on the April 1924 cover of Radio News magazine. Thirty years later, radiology images were shared over telephone, and in the 1970s and 1980s, teleradiology expande...

  • Finding evidence for medical malpractice

    If you experienced injury or lost a loved one in the Georgia health care system, you may feel certain the staff or facility is to blame. You may be right. Even so, proving your suspicions requires evidence. This helps you to make a strong enough case to hold the right parties accountable for their actions — or, as the case may be, their inaction. Medical staff often do everything they can to cover their tracks when they realize something has gone wrong. The more serious the consequences of the...

  • Top 4 Medical Malpractice Claims Myths

    Sadly, recent studies of medical errors published on pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov, estimate that medical errors may account for as many as 251,000 deaths annually, which makes medical errors the third leading cause of death in the U.S. While the numbers reported typically range between 45,000 and 95,000, experts acknowledge that less than 10 percent of medical errors are reported. When a person is injured as a result of negligent medical care or preventable medical errors, they may be entitled to com...

  • 10 FAQs About Medical Malpractice by New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer

    Medical malpractice happens more often than many people realize. In fact, it is the third leading cause of death in the United States, killing more people than any other cause of death besides cancer and heart disease. More than 250,000 people lose their lives each year due to a doctor’s or hospital’s negligence. This can happen in a number of ways, from a wrong site surgery to a misdiagnosis. One of the things that makes medical malpractice so devastating for injury victims is that medical ...

  • Pentagon Inches Toward Handling $2 Billion in Malpractice Claims

    The Defense Department’s general counsel has instructed U.S. military services to be ready by June to process medical malpractice claims that have languished for more than a year. Congress in December 2019 eased the seven-decade ban on troops or their families seeking compensation for injury or death at the hand of military hospitals. Since then, troops have filed $2.16 billion in medical malpractice claims under a law (Public Law 116-92) that required a system of compensation for victims. The...

  • Falsely Diagnosed With Cancer – Can I Sue?

    If you underwent unnecessary cancer treatments, you could have a multimillion-dollar case. Most cancer misdiagnosis lawsuits involve the failure to diagnose cancer. The patient has cancer, but the doctor misses the signs or attributes them to some other condition. But a shocking number of Americans have the opposite experience – and it causes them a great deal of suffering...

  • Bad Bedside Manner or Medical Malpractice?

    When does bad bedside manner cross the line into actual medical malpractice? Some doctors are everything you could ask for in a physician – reassuring, personable, and caring. Whether you’re in for a routine appointment or battling a potentially life-threatening condition, these doctors leave you feeling like you’re in good hands. Other doctors, not so much. But there’s a wide spectrum when it comes to bad bedside manners. In some instances, a doctor’s attitude simply leaves a lot to b...