Medical malpractice cases are one of the most common types of civil suits brought into court in this country today, so the information you can find regarding medical malpractice can seem overwhelming.  But here you'll find tips and advice to help simplify the process for you by helping you understand what exactly medical malpractice is, what to expect when you contact a lawyer, and what you can expect from the proceedings.  Whether a minor procedure has caused you harm, or you or a loved one have suffered devastating consequences as a result of medical malpractice, the information you find here can help you.

Medical Malpractice

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Be Nice – Your Diagnosis May Depend on it

It may seem like common sense: don’t be rude to the people that take care of you. This is particularly true of doctors and nurses.

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The Role of a Pharmacist in Stopping Prescription Errors

Accountability has proven to be a central theme in the failings of our healthcare system.

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Antibiotics: Just What the Doctor (Shouldn’t Have) Ordered

When was the last time you had a common cold, like a sore throat, an earache or a sinus infection?

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Mammograms Can Reduce Quality of Life

Despite the widespread use of mammography for breast cancer screening, the number of wome

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Compensation After a Vaccine Related Injury

As the number of childhood vaccinations continues to increase, vaccine related injuries a

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Jury Awards $53M Due to Brain Injuries Caused by Errors at the University of Chicago Medical Center

At the end of June, 2016, Lisa Ewing was awarded the largest birth injury related verdict

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Prescription Drug Use During Pregnancy Can Lead to Birth Defects

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) uses a rating system to classify the potential risks to an unborn child when medications are taken during pregn...

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Taxotere Permanent Hair Loss Lawsuits

Taxotere, an anti-cancer chemotherapy medication has been linked to permanent hair loss among women treated for breast cancer.

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Medical Malpractice and Arbitration Agreements

Some physicians ask patients to sign arbitration agreements before treatment.

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The Brave New World of Electronic Health Records

If you’ve been to the doctor lately, you’ve probably noticed the physician's increasing use of laptops and tablet computers, in addition to the PC...

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Most Common Types of Medical Malpractice Cases

When the term "medical malpractice" is used, people conjure up all kinds of traumatic, sensational images.

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How Do I Know If I Have A Medical Malpractice Claim?

If you have been injured due to a mistake made by a healthcare provider, nurse, or caregiver, you may question if you have grounds to file a medical m...

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Robotic Surgery

The biggest paradigm shift in surgery these days lies in the mechanical hands of the robot.

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Birth hypoxia

Birth hypoxia, or pe

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What is Medical Malpractice?

Determining if you have duffered medical malpractice

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Transvaginal Mesh Settlements - Resources & Media

The Transvaginal Mesh Patient Network supplies resources and support for Transvaginal Mesh Victims across the United States.

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Pinning Down the Medical Expert

The “failure to diagnose” case is always difficult to litigate, partly because the underlying disease or condition is not caused by the doctor.  ...

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Hemiplegia & Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is a condition which manifests itself in different ways. This is a developmental disorder which has numerous facets, one of which is he...

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Things to Know About Negligent Prenatal Care

When you're pregnant, visiting the doctor is a frequently-occurring appointment. Sadly, not every OB-GYN is the same, and some aren't as thorough as o...

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What to Do When a Doctor Misses a Diagnosis

Getting a second opinion is always a good idea when you suspect a medical issue, but what should you do when a second or third doctor makes a diagnosi...

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From Injury to Judgment: Medical Malpractice Law in Maine

The right to sue a doctor is rooted in common law, almost always the law of torts (negligence), very, very rarely in the law of contracts.

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Medical Malpractice: Assumption of Risk

During the course of any medical care, patients agree to allow healthcare professionals to perform medical procedures within the scope of their traini...

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Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice lawsuits are generally based on tort law, which includes both statutes and court decisions. A tort is a wrongful act or omission...

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