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Obstacles to Medical Malpractice Justice in Florida

Posted on August 27th, 2014

When the medical malpractice cap on wrongful death cases was lifted earlier this year in Florida, many considered it a step in the right direction in a state which is known as a difficult in which to bring a malpractice lawsuit. The state’s Supreme Court declared the wrongful death cap unconstitutional, and is currently considering [...]

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Defendant’s Claim of Confidentiality Rejected in Kentucky Malpractice Case

Posted on August 27th, 2014

A Kentucky hospital’s claim that the information in its records that was relevant to a medical malpractice case was confidential and therefore off limits to the plaintiff and the court, was rejected by the Supreme Court of Kentucky on August 21st. The decision of the court ordered that the hospital provide the incident report to [...]

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No Easy Access to Malpractice Litigation in Wisconsin

Posted on August 26th, 2014

As a result of a series of laws and loopholes, Wisconsin has gained a reputation for the lack of access to malpractice litigation it offers to its citizens. Citizens who have been victims of medical negligence and wish to seek legal recourse must undergo a long process before they reach the courtroom, and consequently many [...]

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The Top Areas for Medical Malpractice Claims and Payments

Posted on August 22nd, 2014

For those seeking professional health care, it’s important to know what areas of care are subject to the most malpractice claims. A recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine analyzed data on claims according to specialty, claims resulting in payment according to specialty, and the median amount of payment according to specialty. The [...]

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Debate Over Medical Malpractice Caps Continues in California

Posted on August 22nd, 2014

In what is expected to be one of the most watched contests in the upcoming election cycle, California’s debate over medical malpractice caps is gathering steam. With vocal backers on both sides, the decision which will be made by voters in November is expected to inform future debates over medical malpractice caps in other states. [...]

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The Causes and Implications of Birth Injury

Posted on August 22nd, 2014

Of every 1,000 births in the United States, birth injury occurs in 7. Birth injury occurs when during the course of the birth, the doctor performing the procedure acts in a way that is considered negligent, resulting in injury to the baby. A failure to act can also be considered negligent. Cerebral palsy is a [...]

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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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