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Does an Early Hospital Discharge Mean Medical Malpractice?

Posted on July 30th, 2014

An early discharge from the hospital may seem auspicious, but this isn’t always the case. If a physician discharges a patient early from the hospital and the patient suffers an injury that could have been prevented had he or she not been discharged early, then the patient may have the basis for a medical malpractice [...]

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Do Falsified Medical Records Mean Medical Malpractice?

Posted on July 30th, 2014

The falsification of medical records is not very common in the medical community for a number of reasons. Physicians who falsify medical records risk felony charges, losing their license, and punitive damages. Though falsification of records is not necessarily grounds for a medical malpractice suit, it can occur during the course of a suit. Here’s [...]

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Breach of Care and Damages in a Medical Malpractice Suit

Posted on July 29th, 2014

As we discussed in our previous blog, proving the breach of duty is one of the four essential elements of a successful medical malpractice suit. The health care provider’s duty to provide a reasonable standard of care is breached when, as a result of medical negligence, they fail to meet the standard of care that [...]

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Johns Hopkins Settles Big in Levy Case

Posted on July 29th, 2014

Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore is settling big in a case brought against one of its former employees, Dr. Nikita Levy. The hospital has agreed to a preliminary settlement of $190 million to more than 8,000 women and girls who were treated by the Hopkins gynecologist, who secretly took pictures of them with a pen [...]

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Proving a Breach of Care in a Medical Malpractice Suit

Posted on July 25th, 2014

A successful medical malpractice suit hinges on the plaintiff’s ability to prove the presence of four legal elements that are present in the case. We covered the first element (a legal duty of the health care provider to provide the patient with care or treatment) in our previous blog. The second element is the breach [...]

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The Legal Elements of a Medical Malpractice Claim

Posted on July 24th, 2014

In order for a medical malpractice claim to be successful, the plaintiff must prove four legal elements. These elements are (from the NCBI): The existence of a legal duty on the part of the doctor to provide care or treatment to the patient. A breach of this duty by a failure of the treating doctor [...]

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What to Know About the Medical Malpractice Cap in Maryland

Posted on July 22nd, 2014

If you file a successful medical malpractice claim in Maryland, the damages you are awarded are subject to a cap. As we’ve discussed in our blog, there are two kinds of damages: economic and non-economic. Economic damages are damages awarded to compensate the victim for past, present and future medical bills, lost income, and the [...]

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Proactive Medical Malpractice Prevention

Posted on July 18th, 2014

No one wants to become a victim of medical malpractice. While there is no guaranteed way to completely prevent yourself from becoming a medical malpractice victim, there are certain steps you can take to reduce the likelihood that this will occur. Proactive measures will help protect you against medical malpractice and ensure your health in [...]

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What are Victim’s Rights in a Catastrophic Auto Accident?

Posted on July 10th, 2014

Though fatalities from auto accidents have dropped in recent years, more than 30,000 people die every year in the United States as a result of auto accidents. Not only that, but more than 2 million people are injured in auto accidents every year. A death or severe injury that drastically impedes the ability of the [...]

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Misdiagnosis Leads to $16.7M Verdict

Posted on July 3rd, 2014

Misdiagnosis is, unfortunately, an occurrence that is not uncommon in healthcare today. It is estimated that between 10-20% of cases are misdiagnosed and that 755 of misdiagnosed cases were the result of negligence. Misdiagnosis is also the leading cause of a medical malpractice suit, with nearly 9,000 internal medicine suits from 1995-2009 being the result [...]

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