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- When Patients Place Trust in Professionals, Accountability is Vital
When you suffer from a medical condition in the United States, you are forced to place your trust in the hands of a vast network of doctors, nurses, pharmacists, drug makers, and medical device manufacturers. If you’re told that you have a heart condition, you might be able to seek a second opinion if you’re lucky enough to have the financial resources or health insurance, but you can’t double-check the diagnosis based on your own intuition or a quick web search.
- About Federal Healthcare Fraud
Healthcare fraud is a serious crime that affects multiple individuals when someone engaging in an attempt to intentionally defraud the healthcare system for benefits, monetary compensation or other assets such as property.
- If I Relocate Overseas Permanently, do I Lose my SSDI Benefits?
Social Security Disability is available to those that are elderly, disabled or have qualified for the benefits. There are many specific requirements, and it is easy to miss a filing deadline that may cancel or limit monetary assistance.
- Handling Online Defamation of Physicians
With the growth of online review websites, physicians nationwide face an increasing risk of unwarranted defamation. No one wants to hear disparaging remarks about them. When statements are false and have a negative impact on a physician’s practice, the remarks are especially troubling.
- Nursing Malpractice Claims Lives
Nurses are often the front line of medical care for patients. When a nurse fails to provide a certain standard of care and that failure injures a patient, medical malpractice may be involved.
- Off-Label Use of Medicine and Liability
A recent case has resulted in an ophthalmologist being held liable for injury to a patient who lost their vision from off-label use of a medication, known as Avastin. “Off-label” use is the unapproved use of a medication that has been approved for other uses.
- Burnout among Doctors Can Have a Major Impact on Quality of Care
When Dr. Dianne Shannon started practicing medicine, she wanted to help people. She was an internist working in outpatient clinics in Boston, and, while she enjoyed the opportunities she had to give aid to people in need, the demands of the job took their toll.
- Important Traits in an Effective Orthopedic Expert Witness
Expert witnesses must have experience in the subject of the case. This usually means that someone in the medical field has been hired to explain evidence, injuries and medical processes to the judge or jury. Members of the medical field may be used as consultants for an understanding of the exact procedures used, but the expert witness may be the go between for the lawyer and client.
- Cardiology Expert Witness and Why Lawyers May Need One
When someone has been involved in medical malpractice with the heart, a cardiology expert witness is often necessary. These professionals have knowledge of what standard guidelines should be used when performing surgery, medical treatment and in prescribing medication. If the physician appointed to the patient did not follow standard procedure, he or she could be liable for damages to the victim of the incident.
- IVC Filter Manufacturer Faces Wrongful Death Lawsuit
The lawsuit claims that manufacturer C.R. Bard failed to properly warn and hid safety hazards from patients.