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Common Surgical Errors That Lead to Malpractice Claims

In order for a case to qualify as malpractice, a doctor’s conduct needs to fall below the medically accepted standard, causing harm to the patient. Not being satisfied with the outcome of a medical procedure is not sufficient enough for filing a malpractice lawsuit. Yet, certain instances are clear indicators. Common Surgical Errors Some of…

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Why is Weight Loss Surgery Seeing More Medical Malpractice Claims?

Bariatric surgery is an invasive procedure, one in which a surgeon reroutes, staples or adds a band to the stomach and small intestines. Yet, as obesity rates continue to rise, the procedure has not only experienced greater demand, but higher reported instances of medical malpractice as well. Why is this occurring? Less-Experienced Surgeons Research indicates…

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When Can You Sue a Hospital for Medical Malpractice?

As you’re entering the early stages of a medical malpractice lawsuit, you wonder who you should sue for the negligence leading to an error that negatively impacted your health. Most claims name the doctor as the defendant. Yet, in certain instances, you may want to pursue the hospital. Why the Hospital? Realize that doctors typically…

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Medical Malpractice Related to Childbirth: Four Types of Claims

Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor or another medical professional breaches the standard duty of care, and that act of negligence results in injury to the patient. Several of these instances involve childbirth, including: Birth Injuries In this group of claims, the mother or child is injured during pregnancy or delivery. In fact, this instance…

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What Do You Need to Prove in a Medical Malpractice Case?

As with any personal injury claim, the discovery phase in a medical malpractice lawsuit is the time for gathering evidence. Information from documents and testimonies creates the backbone for proving your claim. Yet, the uniqueness of the field requires that you address multiple points: A Doctor/Patient Relationship Existed Before your claim can proceed, you and…

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