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Did Your Anesthesiologist Commit Medical Malpractice?

According to a Medscape Malpractice Report, many anesthesiologists are sued for medical malpractice each year. Oftentimes, an anesthesiologist can administer the wrong dose, improperly intubate or fail to give the patient proper instructions prior to surgery. If the patient is not monitored and complications go unnoticed, the result could be significant nerve damage. How do…

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Medical Malpractice and Cosmetic Surgery

Roughly two million cosmetic surgeries are performed in the US each year. In addition, nine million minimally invasive cosmetic procedures, such as Botox and fillers, are undergone. While “cosmetic surgery” is often used interchangeably with “plastic surgery,” the latter further encompasses procedures to heal and repair burn damage. On the other hand, cosmetic surgery is…

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Do You Think Your Doctor Committed Malpractice?

You go in for a surgical procedure, trusting the doctor’s expertise and expecting a positive outcome. Yet, once it’s over, you realize that something’s not quite right. Not long after the operation, you’re not healing correctly or another injury or illness has manifested and it dawns on you: Your doctor may have committed medical malpractice….

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Collecting Evidence for a Medical Malpractice Case: What You Should Know

Medical malpractice cases have earned a reputation as being long and complicated and a large part of that assumption comes from the collection of evidence. Occurring during the “discovery” phase, the lawyer and plaintiff work to gather relevant medical records and history, including the identification of witnesses who are knowledgeable about the incident. During the…

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How Often Does Medical Malpractice Occur?

Patients rarely expect to be the victim of medical malpractice. You might think, “These errors don’t happen very often.” Yet, while no single figure exists, the reported number of medical malpractice claims falls drastically below the actual number of occurrences in the US. Reports Versus Estimates Some estimate that only one in every eight errors…

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