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Negligent Prenatal Care and Medical Malpractice

Posted on August 15th, 2014

Negligent care during childbirth can result in permanent injuries or even death for the child or mother. This is known as birth injury medical malpractice. However, negligent care before the birth of the child can also constitute medical malpractice if it results in an injury. This is known as negligent prenatal care, and the resulting [...]

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Medical Malpractice: Failure to Treat

Posted on August 15th, 2014

Many of the medical malpractice topics we discuss in our blog cover cases in which treatment by a healthcare provider does not meet the standard of care and results in an injury to the patient. However, it is also possible for a patient to suffer an injury as a result of a lack of treatment [...]

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Medical Negligence and Malpractice in Nursing Homes

Posted on August 12th, 2014

It is an unfortunate fact that medical negligence and malpractice does occur in nursing homes. Like assisted living facilities, nursing homes have a legal obligation to assist their residents with everyday activities such as eating, dressing and bathing. Nursing homes have the additional responsibilities of providing complete medical care to residents, and as such can [...]

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Anesthesia Errors and Medical Malpractice

Posted on August 5th, 2014

Anesthesia is used in many intensive surgical procedures, and involves the administration of powerful drugs so that a person will lose consciousness during the procedure and regain consciousness once it is complete. Anesthesiologists are tasked with the correct administration of these drugs. This includes ensuring that the medication will not conflict with any medication the [...]

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Determining Medical Malpractice in Assisted Living Facilities

Posted on August 5th, 2014

Assisted living facilities are defined as facilities which assist elderly or disabled people with everyday activities such as bathing, eating, and dressing. These facilities are not nursing homes, which assist elderly and disabled persons with all facets of everyday activities in addition to providing comprehensive medical care and a high level of supervision to ensure [...]

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Emergency Room Treatment and Medical Malpractice

Posted on August 4th, 2014

The emergency room is the most hectic environment in a hospital. Medical negligence is possible in an emergency treatment situation, and if you suffered an injury after receiving emergency treatment, it may have been the result of medical malpractice. The Emergency Room and Medical Malpractice The basic criteria for establishing that medical malpractice occurred during [...]

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How Medication Errors Can Result in Medical Malpractice

Posted on July 31st, 2014

Errors in the administration or prescription of medication by hospitals, physicians, or pharmacists can result in serious injury in the patient or even death. If a patient suffers a serious injury or wrongful death as a result of a health care provider’s medication error, he or she would be able to claim medical malpractice. In [...]

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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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