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Dental Errors

Proving dental malpractice requires proving to a judge or jury that you suffered an injury as a result of a dentist's provision of sub-standard care.

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Product Liability Cases: Medical Devices

Some injuries that occur in the health care setting can be attributed to defective medical devices, implants, and other products.

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Understanding Patient Abandonment: A Definition

A patient will often visit a doctor at a fairly distressing time, often at the height of the patient’s vulnerability. As a result, a doctor may ha...

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Radiology Malpractice Case: Lung Cancer Misdiagnosis

A radiologist is a person trained to read and interpret the results of medical imaging devices from x-rays to MRIs. A radiologist’s role is cooperat...

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X-Ray Radiation Overdose

X-rays are one of the most common diagnostic tools available to health care providers. The technology is as basic as it is ubiquitous. Whether after a...

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Nursing Malpractice

Can nurses commit professional negligence, or it is just doctors who can be found liable for malpractice? In reality, any type of health care provider...

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Nursing Home Negligence Lawsuit: Medication Error

Medication errors in nursing homes aren't all that common, but they do occur. If your loved one is harmed in this kind of situation, what are your leg...

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Injuries from Negligence in Assisted Living Facilities

An assisted living facility is a kind of "halfway house" between a regular retirement home or retirement community and a full-fledged nursing home. It...

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Making Medical Malpractice Claims Against Paramedics

Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) have a tough job. Some of the most critical treatment that a patient receives occurs in the minutes after an inju...

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Suing for Damages for a Hospital Staph Infection

Staph infections can be very minor, sometimes producing symptoms that are barely noticeable. But they can become very serious when combined with other...

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Discharged From Hospital Too Early: Basis for a Malpractice Lawsuit?

An early discharge from a hospital can cause as much damage as any other medical mistake. If a patient is discharged from a hospital with a serious me...

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Can I Sue a Physical Therapist for Medical Negligence?

If you think you’ve been injured by a physical therapist’s negligence, you’re probably wondering if you can (or should) sue, and what kind of le...

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What Are the Most Common Malpractice Claims?

Most people might think of surgical errors when they think of medical malpractice, but there are many other kinds of treatment errors that could lead ...

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When is a Pharmacist Liable for Negligence?

Pharmacists play an integral role in our health care system. Because pharmacists are the ones who dispense medications to patients, their mistakes and...

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Negligent Physical Therapy: Is It Malpractice?

Negligent physical therapy, when it is administered by a licensed physical therapist, is one of several types of medical malpractice.

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Hospital Liability for Anesthesia Errors

Even in the twenty-first century, the administration of anesthesia can be dangerous. Complications can range from the use of too much anesthesia, to t...

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Types of OB-GYN Malpractice

Whether involving a misdiagnosis, a botched surgery or procedure, or the failure to recognize a complication, OB/GYN malpractice can have far-reaching...

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Military Doctors, Medical Malpractice, and the Feres Doctrine

When a patient is injured by medical malpractice, they can usually file a lawsuit against the doctor or other health care provider who is legally re...

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Coumadin Monitoring Errors: Malpractice and Lawsuits

Coumadin is a popular anti-coagulant medication, but its use comes with some real health risks. In this article, we’ll discuss the dangers of Coum...

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When Medical Negligence Causes Pulmonary Embolism

A pulmonary embolism (PE) is the blockage of the pulmonary artery (a major artery in the lung), usually caused by a blood clot. The severity of PE dep...

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When Administering the Wrong Medication is Medical Negligence

Medical malpractice can be caused by various actions or failures to act, but the main cause of medical malpractice will always boil down to medical ne...

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Hip Replacement Surgery: Risks and Lawsuits

Hip replacement surgery has become pretty common lately, but these types of surgeries do pose some risks, and serious mistakes by the surgeon can amou...

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Physician Malpractice: What Constitutes Negligence

Physician malpractice is not dependent on a poor result, and a poor result does not always constitute negligence. The practice of medicine is an inexa...

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Misdiagnosis of Cancer

Cancer is among the leading causes of death in the United States, and is expected to kill over half a million US residents in 2009. Timely discovery...

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Prescription Drug Malpractice Errors

Medical malpractice can be caused by a number of different actions (or failures to act) on the part of a health care professional, but the main cause ...

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Can You Sue a Doctor for Wrongful Death?

If a loved one has died as a result of negligent medical care from a physician or other health care provider, you may be able t

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Examples of Medical Malpractice

Determining whether or not a case of medical negligence is “meritorious”, or valid in a legal sense, requires breaking down the details of the c...

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Can I Sue My Doctor?

If you’ve been injured or your health has been diminished due to the carelessness or negligence of a doctor or other medical professional, it’s ...

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Emergency Room Errors

Emergency rooms can be pretty chaotic, and the position of an emergency room physician is one of the most challenging in medicine. Because of these re...

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Anesthesia Medical Malpractice

Many times, damages from surgical errors pale in comparison to those occurring due to an anesthesiologist’s error.  The application of anesthesia ...

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Chiropractor Medical Malpractice

Chiropractors are health care providers who are not doctors, so how does chiropractic malpractice work? Does a claim for chiropractic malpractice proc...

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Children Pediatric Malpractice Claims

The critical issue is whether the negligence actually caused the harm. It is insufficient to show that a patient suffered harm after a mistake was mad...

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Hospital Liability and Negligence Cases

Negligence in a hospital setting encompasses the whole realm of medical malpractice, from physician malpractice to nursing malpractice to malpractice...

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Why Cosmetic Surgery Malpractice Cases are Tough to Win

Medical malpractice can be caused by a number of different kinds of acts (or failures to act) on the part of a health care professional, but the main ...

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Types of Medical Malpractice Cases

A large number of medical malpractice cases are filed each year, as lawsuits in civil court and as insurance claims. Below we'll take an in-depth look...

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Doctor-Patient Confidentiality Breaches

The doctor-patient privilege belongs to the patient. The patient has the right to decide whether information is disclosed. The doctor has no discretio...

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Psychiatric Malpractice

The psychiatrist-patient relationship is one of the most intensely personal in the field of professional health care. As a result, a psychiatrist’s...

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