What Should I Bring to a Medical Malpractice Consultation?

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If your injury or illness gets worse due to the negligence of a doctor or another healthcare professional, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. When you are searching for compensation, though, not only do you want to ensure that you have a good lawyer, but you will also need to ensure that your lawyer […]

Are Medical Malpractice Records Public Knowledge?

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When you are looking for a new doctor, it can be difficult to choose the best medical professional for your needs. It is important to find a doctor who is well qualified, has years of experience, and has a good standing with the medical board and his or her clients. A doctor’s or hospital’s reputation […]

What Is Standard of Care?

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When you’re sick, you trust in doctors and nurses to solve your ailment. However, when a healthcare professional fails to follow the standard of care, leading to a worsening condition or a new injury, medical malpractice may have occurred. In order to prove that your new ailment or worsening condition is due to the negligence […]

What Is Defensive Medicine?

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In the healthcare world, a judgment of medical malpractice can ruin a doctor or nurse’s entire career. The anxiety and stress of a potential lawsuit have many doctors practicing what is known as defensive medicine. Defensive medicine is a practice that focuses more on preventing a lawsuit than helping the patient. This can lead to […]

How Do Medical Malpractice Claims Affect Physicians?

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Any mention of medical malpractice is detrimental to a medical practice office or a hospital. News of this sort can be a major deterrent for potential patients and even cause established clients to leave and look for another office in fear that they are receiving inadequate care. There are a lot of negative consequences that […]

What are the Most Common Medical Errors?

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When medical professionals make errors, these mistakes can often have life-altering (or even life-ending) consequences. Studies indicate that around 250,000 people in the U.S. die each year as a direct result of medical errors, while millions more are injured or made ill by drug-related mistakes. If you suspect that you are among these numbers, you may have […]

What is Medical Malpractice?

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When you visit a doctor or hospital, you are placing your life in the hands of the medical staff that attend to you. You deserve to be safe in their hands and not worry about getting a misdiagnosis or improper care. However, sometimes mistreatment and improper care are exactly what you get. If you are […]

What is Informed Consent?

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When a doctor sees you in an office or hospital, he or she has certain obligations to fulfill to you. Since you’re trusting your life, health, and well-being to that doctor, misconduct on the doctor’s part is extremely unacceptable. One important obligation that a doctor has to you is making sure that you are fully […]

What to Know About Drug Side Effects and the Law

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Every year, over 4 million people in America alone have harmful and potentially fatal side effects from prescription drugs that require them to visit the emergency room or see a doctor for help. With numbers like that, it’s no wonder so many medicines and prescription drugs are often at the center of legal disputes about […]

Elder Care: What to Know When Choosing a Facility

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If you need an assisted living facility for a loved one, you’ll need to look beyond the fresh façade and welcoming intake team. Learning more about the way the facility functions, the way it cares for and supports residents and the care it takes when hiring staffers can help you make an informed decision for […]