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How Much is My Medical Malpractice Case Worth?

If you think you might have a valid medical malpractice case, you might be wondering how much your potential claim migh

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Meeting With a Medical Malpractice Lawyer - What to Expect

If you think that you might have a medical malpractice case, you will want to talk with and ultimately meet with one or

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Tips for Finding the Right Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Finding a qualified and experienced lawyer is critical in a medical malpractice case, much more so than in a standard personal injury case -- like tho...

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Why You Need a Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Medical malpractice cases are not easy, from a number of perspectives. You have probably read about victims of medical malpractice who won millions of...

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Medical Malpractice Interrogatories

Interrogatories are written questions that lawyers send to other parties after a medical malpractice lawsuit has been filed -- from the injured patien...

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The Certificate of Merit in Medical Malpractice Cases

Medical malpractice cases are costly and time consuming to litigate -- for both the plaintiff and the physician/defendant.

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How to Sue a Hospital for Negligence

The biggest mistake a patient can make is waiting too long to file a claim. Time limits (called "statutes of limitations" in legalese) require patient...

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How Informed Consent Impacts a Medical Malpractice Case

However, every conceivable risk need not be disclosed. So, the pertinent question becomes: how do courts determine which risks doctors must disclose...

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Why Medical Malpractice Caps Limit Patient Options

Medical malpractice caps can have their most profound impact on those with the most severe injuries. When a doctor makes a minor mistake that causes m...

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Medical Malpractice Trials: Understanding the Process

Medical malpractice trials are the culmination of an often arduous and adversarial process. Once a case actually goes to trial, months or sometimes ye...

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4 Elements to Prove in Medical Negligence Cases

If you've been injured by sub-standard medical care, you should know that what you'll need to prove in a medical negligence case is largely the same...

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Alternatives to Medical Malpractice Litigation

There are several alternatives to medical malpractice litigation.

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Negligence Per Se in Medical Malpractice Suits

Negligence per se in medical malpractice lawsuits can be brought as a distinct claim (called a "cause of action" in legalese) or it may fall under t...

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What is the Medical Standard of Care?

Medical malpractice can be caused by various actions or failures to act, but the main cause of medical malpractice always boils down to negligence. Th...

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The Basics of Medical Malpractice Defense

It should come as no surprise that most doctors have a real motivation to help patients, and they take great pride in their work. So, facing a medical...

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What is the Collateral Source Rule in a Medical Malpractice Case?

The collateral source rule is a legal concept that could affect just how much you recover in your medical malpractice claim. Defendant physicians and ...

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HIPAA Privacy and Patients' Rights

A federal law called the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (commonly known as HIPAA) touched on a number of different health...

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How Much Do Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Cost to Pursue?

For a patient considering a medical malpractice lawsuit, a paramount question might be, “How much will it cost?” The answer often depends on wheth...

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Medical Malpractice: Effect of Release and Consent Forms

These days, health care providers require patients to sign lengthy consent forms for all kinds of invasive medical procedures, from MRI to colonoscopy...

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Filing a Medical Malpractice Case: Affidavit of Merit

Of these medical malpractice reform efforts, the affidavit of merit requirement seeks to specifically target frivolous lawsuits. By requiring patien...

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Claims for Medical Malpractice: How Joint and Several Liability Affect a Patients Compensation

Joint and several liability is a combination of two different theories of liability -- ways of holding a defendant legally responsible for medical mal...

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Can I Sue My Doctor for Making Me Addicted to Pain Medication?

People who are recovering from surgery or very painful injuries are often prescribed narcotic or opioid pain medications. These medications are very e...

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Suing for Medical Negligence: What to Expect

If you are suing, or thinking about suing, a health care provider for medical negligence (which is another way of saying “medic

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Medical Malpractice: What You Need to Prove

You’ll need to show that the doctor’s actions (or failure to act) caused your health condition to become worse, or resulted in you suffering som...

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How Long Does a Medical Malpractice Case Take to Settle?

Settlement negotiations can take place at any point, and usually will occur on multiple occasions as the case progresses. A settlement agreement can...

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Filing a Lawsuit Against a Hospital for Neglect

Filing a lawsuit against a hospital for negligence can be a complicated endeavor.

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Discovery of Medical Negligence: Patient Options and Time Limits

All states have very specific deadlines for filing personal injury cases in general and medical malpractice lawsuits in particular.

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Negotiating a Medical Malpractice Settlement

Negotiating a medical malpractice settlement is a unique process. Unlike other personal injury cases, such as those stemming from slips and falls or a...

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Settlement of Medical Malpractice Cases by Arbitration

The most important similarity between the two processes is that (in most circumstances) they are both binding. At the conclusion of an arbitration, th...

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Time Limit to File a Medical Lawsuit

All states have very specific deadlines for filing personal injury cases in general and medical malpractice lawsuitsin particular. These deadlines ar...

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Suing a Doctor for Malpractice: Damages

Calculating damages in a medical malpractice case is part accounting and part appraising and estimating.

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Calculating Pain and Suffering in a Medical Malpractice Case

Pain and suffering is a key part of what are called non-economic damages, which are damages that are not capable of exact calculation -- as opposed to...

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Steps to File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

If you're thinking about filing a medical malpractice lawsuit, you may be required to jump through several procedural hoops along the way. Jurisdictio...

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Medical Malpractice Settlements: How They Work

The vast majority of all medical malpractice cases are settled before or during trial. Only a small percentage are tried to a verdict.

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How to Sue a Doctor

If you think that you might be the victim of medical malpractice, you need to investigate how to sue your doctor.

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Delay of Treatment Resulting in Medical Malpractice

The average patient must wait four hours and seven minutes before they're able to see a doctor in an emergency room in the U.S., according to this AB...

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Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Medical negligence is the legal concept that forms the basis for most medical malpractice cases, at least from a liability standpoint -- although in s...

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Medical Malpractice Lawsuit: Do You Have a Case?

If you believe you’ve been injured by your physician or other health care provider, you may be wondering if you can or should sue for medical malpra...

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When to File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

Filing a medical malpractice suit against a doctor, nurse or hospital for negligence resulting in injury is a difficult endeavor at best. Medical ne...

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How Long Will My Medical Malpractice Case Take?

One case might go to trial one year after an injury occurred. Another case might languish in the pretrial phase for five or more years. There is no es...

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Elements of a Medical Malpractice Case

The basic elements of a medical malpractice case are the same as those in any simple negligence or personal injury case, where one person has been h...

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Cost of Hiring a Medical Malpractice Lawyer

For a patient considering a medical malpractice lawsuit, a paramount question might be, “How much will hiring a lawyer cost me?” The answer might ...

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Timeline of a Typical Medical Malpractice Case

If you have a medical malpractice case (or think that you might have one), you might be wondering what goes on in a typical case. This article will wa...

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Structured Settlement vs. Lump Sum Payment in a Medical Malpractice Case

If a person offered to give you either $1,000 now or $1,000 one year from now, which would you take? The obvious answer is to take the $1,000 now. Cur...

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Compensation for Medical Malpractice

Compensation for medical malpractice lawsuits -- referred to as damages -- is measured in dollars, as is the case in nearly every kind of personal inj...

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Nevada Medical Malpractice: Statute of Limitations and Award Limits

Nevada has several laws on the books that apply specifically to medical malpractice cases. In this article, we’ll look at several of these laws, s...

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What is Informed Consent?

What is informed consent?

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Malpractice Insurance

So, in reality, the patient’s medical malpractice lawsuit is more against the insurance company than it is against the doctor or health care facilit...

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