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- What is a Medical Malpractice Lawyer?
If you or someone you know works in the medical field, you may have heard the term ‘Medical Malpractice’ – and you may be wondering “what is a Medical Malpractice Lawyer?”
- Inferior Vena Cava Filters
It is estimated that there are 200,000 pulmonary embolisms (PE) deaths every year in the United States related to deep vein thrombosis (DVT.)
- Automatic Prescription Refill Programs
Many patients with chronic illnesses such as high blood pressure or diabetes enjoy the conveniences of automatic prescription refill programs which helps them efficiently manage their medications.
- Preventable Hospital Deaths
Living in a country that is known for its wealth, advanced technology, and some of the best healthcare in the free world, U.S. citizens do not typically worry that they may not survive a hospital stay.
- Electronic Medical Errors May Result in Medical Errors
In 2015, all hospitals and doctors’ offices will be required by federal law to keep electronic medical records. Many facilities have already begun the process of digitizing records.
- Misdiagnosis Harms Millions of Americans Annually
Diagnostic errors affect approximately one in every 20 Americans, and have the potential to cause serious harm to six million individuals each year, according to a recently published study in the journal BMJ Quality & Safety.
- Risks for Patients Increase with Use of Electronic Medical Record
As hospitals and medical facilities race to meet the federal mandate for implementation of electronic medical records this year, human error and technological growing pains are putting patients at an increased risk for potential injury and death.
- Increased Uterine Morcellation Risks
Surgeons perform over 600,000 hysterectomies each year in the United States. One of the most common medical devices used during this procedure is a power morcellator, a surgical tool used to slice through bodily tissue.
- Vicarious Liability
When undergoing a surgery or other medical procedure, you have the right to expect that mistakes will not be made that will cause you injury. You trust your surgeon to have a level of skill and experience in their field that should enable them to perform their duties without error. Sadly, however, mistakes do happen, and often these mistakes cause lasting harm to the patient who entrusted the doctor with their care.
- Passengers May Have Legal Claim for Medical Malpractice on Cruise Ships
No one sets sail on a vacation cruise expecting to sustain a serious injury or illness. But passengers who do require medical treatment expect that the care they receive will be delivered according to the recognized standard of care. When they are harmed by medical negligence, they may have available the legal right to hold those responsible accountable.