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  • What Are Some Common Types of Medical Malpractice?
    What Are Some Common Types of Medical Malpractice?
    Whenever you put your health in the hands of a professional, you expect them to meet basic competency standards. Doctors, nurses, hospitals, clinics, and other health providers should meet the basic standard of medical care. Unfortunately, preventable errors and negligence still occurs that results in severe harm to  patients. When a health provider’s negligence hurts you, a medical malpractice claim...
  • Common Defenses in Medical Malpractice Cases
    If you’ve been the victim of a healthcare professional’s negligence, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your medical bills and other such losses you incurred due to their carelessness. You can pursue the compensation you’re owed by filing a medical malpractice claim with the insurance of the negligent doctor or healthcare facility. If they won’t offer a fair...
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court Changes Outdated Medical Malpractice Law
    Medical professionals have a duty of care to those they serve. Although doctors are human beings, and can thus make mistakes at times, to the best of their abilities, doctors should strive to properly diagnose and treat their patients. Patients or the loved ones of patients who’ve lost their lives can file medical malpractice claims when medical professionals breach this...
  • How Telehealth May Result in Medical Malpractice
    During the Covid-19 pandemic, many physicians and other such healthcare professionals began increasingly offering telehealth services to patients. Although there are naturally some healthcare services that can’t be provided via the Internet, various types of basic appointments can be conducted without requiring patients and doctors to meet in person. This arrangement yields several benefits for both parties. During the Covid-19...
  • Bill Paxton’s Family Settles Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
    Beloved Hollywood actor Bill Paxton passed away on February 25, 2017. He had suffered a stroke 11 days after undergoing heart surgery. Although his first surgical procedure, which was meant to repair a damaged valve and address an aortic aneurysm, was planned, Paxton also had to undergo a second emergency procedure the day after his first surgery to repair a...
  • How Hospital Patients Can Develop Sepsis
    A patient goes to the hospital to improve their health. Unfortunately, in some instances, a visit to the hospital can result in a patient developing a new health condition. This may happen when a doctor or member of the staff is careless. Sepsis is one particularly noteworthy example of a health issue that has been known to strike hospital patients....
  • 3 Alarming Facts About Medical Errors in the US
    Physicians and other healthcare professionals are held to very high professional standards. This is as it should be. Doctors have the opportunity to play a critical role in the lives of their patients. Unfortunately, that means that they also have the power to do harm or allow harm to befall a patient if they are negligent. This guide is not...
  • Common Forms of Emergency Room Malpractice
    We visit the emergency room because we need urgent medical attention. When heading to the emergency room, we expect to receive the treatment we need. We do not expect to be harmed as a result of negligence or malpractice. Unfortunately, physicians and other healthcare professionals can make mistakes in an emergency room setting. In some instances, these mistakes are understandable....
  • The Relationship Between Doctor Fatigue & Medical Malpractice
    Treating patients and performing any of the numerous other tasks involved in being a medical professional can be demanding both physically and mentally. To ensure patient safety, it is critical that health care workers get proper rest. Sadly, it is not uncommon for medical professionals to be fatigued at work. This can result in errors that may have serious consequences...
  • Doctors May Be Intoxicated More Often Than Patients Realize
    Performing surgery, diagnosing conditions, prescribing medications, and performing virtually any other type of complex medical task requires attention and vigilance. If a physician is not in peak mental condition, they can potentially make errors that can cause serious harm or even death to patients.  Naturally, it is absolutely unacceptable for a doctor or other such health care worker to be...
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