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How Does the Statute of Limitations Work in Medical Malpractice Cases?

Statute of limitations, the time period in which you may file a claim, exist for all personal injury cases. Within this timeframe, the plaintiff is expected to reach out to a lawyer and have the case filed. Otherwise, the court throws out the lawsuit. With medical malpractice, the courts have a particularly short period: usually,…

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How Do You Know You Have a Medical Malpractice Claim?

It’s a common misconception that if a patient is unhappy with the outcome of a medical procedure, he or she has a malpractice claim. By definition, malpractice involves a patient harmed by a doctor or other medical professional, in treatment or during a procedure, and the action directly results in pain and suffering. The scenario…

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4 Dire Consequences of Medical Misdiagnosis

A common yet unspoken-about issue, medical misdiagnosis is said to affect anywhere from 10 to 20 percent of all cases. This amount exceeds dangerous drug and surgical errors, is equal to breast cancer deaths, and may impact 12 million Americans per year. Out of this theoretical total, 6 million individuals experience harm. Why does it…

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The 5 Most Common Types of Medical Malpractice Claims

All medical malpractice claims involve proving a doctor violated an established standard of care, and that act of negligence directly resulted in harm to a patient. Considering the extensive amount of procedures and treatments out there, however, malpractice is more likely to occur in the following instances: Misdiagnosis Recent studies reveal that misdiagnosis and failure…

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6 Points of Connecticut Medical Malpractice Law

Each state has its own set of malpractice laws, establishing caps and limitations that directly influence how your case will play out. Certain states tend to be stricter, while others offer a bit more leniency regarding when you can file and how much you’ll be awarded. If you or a loved one is facing a…

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