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- Defendants' Insistence on Confidential Settlements Can Have Adverse Consequences for the Public
Confidentiality clauses in lawsuit settlement agreements have become more common over the years, but secrecy in settlements can be harmful for injured plaintiffs and for the public.
- What Is Medical Malpractice?
Medical professionals at every level – from top surgeons to nurses and aids – have an obligation to provide patients with a “standard of care.” This responsibility includes taking actions that fit into the medical community’s assessment of appropriate medical interventions. A violation of this responsibility that causes harm to a patient may fall under the scope of malpractice.
- Landmark Cruise Ship Medical Malpractice Decision
A landmark decision by the 11th U.S Circuit Court of Appeals has declared that laws based on a series of court decisions, which have been protecting cruise ships from medical malpractice lawsuits for over 100 years, are outdated and no longer applicable.
- Multi-Million Dollar Settlement for Cerebral Palsy Birth Injury
A Kentucky woman whose son was diagnosed with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy has been awarded an $18.3 million settlement by a jury.
- Who Owns the Patient’s Medical Records in CA?
Who gets the patient medical records after a physician leaves a group medical practice? Here's a proposed structure that is fair and resolves the problem up-front for all sides.
- Medical Errors Resulting from Negligence
Patients who are harmed by negligent care provided by doctors, nurses, or other medical professionals may have grounds to file a medical malpractice lawsuit.
- Leading Cause of Birth Injury in Hospitals
Each year, more than four million babies are born in the United States. Fortunately, most of these babies are born healthy and without complications. But when problems arise in the delivery room that result in birth injuries, parents and families are left questioning what went wrong.
- Philadelphia Workers' Compensation for Psychological Injuries
The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act provides for different standards and evidence required to prove psychological injuries, as compared to physical injuries. The most common type of work injury claim involves a physical to part of the body, caused by a physical event – such as by falling or lifting something.
- Patient Safety Initiatives Needed to Address Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice is a national crisis, killing more than 200,000 people each year by some estimates.
- Connecticut Elder Abuse on the Rise
We all want the best for our loved ones. Most of us would give anything to give back to our parents in their old age what they have given to us growing up. Unfortunately, some families have members that do not respect the relationship with their elders, and may take advantage of them in a vulnerable condition.