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- Disruptive Behavior Among Medical Professionals
Many people feel afraid when they look for medical help. Whether it is their fear of a traumatic diagnosis or simply experiencing nerves over a routine check up, Chicago residents and people in other parts of the country may not rank potential doctor errors high on their lists of medically-related fears. That may change, however, in light of recent surveys completed by professional medical groups.
- An Injury Occurring During Physical Therapy May Be the Result of the Malpractice of the Physical Therapist
The increasing use of physical therapy amongst the elderly-- and particularly nursing home patients-- has resulted in increases in the number of incidences of patient injury or death.
- Medical Arbitration Agreements: Positives, Negatives,and Causes for Dismissal
Medical malpractice cases are extremely sensitive and, in situations where an individual has suffered severe injury, the outcome of a malpractice case is all the more important. Like a business contract, the patient/doctor relationship is one in which a certain amount of trust, and money, is laid on the table in anticipation of a desired outcome.
- Orthopedic Surgery Malpractice Actions
Orthopedic surgery doctors manage patients with musculoskeletal system disorders. When malpractice occurs, a person could end up with fractures, tumors, and deformity in the wrists, joints, extremity, and spine.
- Were Lap Band Recipients Subject to Attorney Advertising Violations?
Twenty-one-year old California resident Jessica Bleaman's problems weren't over after she had to undergo a second surgery due to personally injurious complications from a gastric band procedure she underwent with a clinic found through a 1-800-GET-THIN ad. Bleaman also found herself facing collections activities and solicitation from a potentially unethical and dishonest lawyer. This article explores which bar association rules that attorney may have violated.
- Have You Suffered from Dental Malpractice?
It is extremely important for people to keep up with their regular dental cleanings and checkups so they can properly maintain good oral health. When a dentist or oral surgeon fails to provide a standard level of care, and as a result seriously injures or kills their patient, then the victim or the surviving family members may qualify for a personal injury claim against the liable party.
- Harmed in a Dentist's Office? Did the Dental Assistant Do More Than They Were Allowed to Do?
California law limits the role of Dental Auxiliaries. When "busy" dentists allow their dental assistants to do more than the law permits, patients can sustain serious injuries. In this article, the author explains the role of dental assistants as outlined in the California Dental Practice Act.
- Are California’s Limits on Non-Economic Damages Unconstitutional?
Ever since the California Legislature passed the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act of 1975 (MICRA), plaintiff’s attorneys have been working hard to repeal or amend the law. It is patently unfair to cap a malpractice victim’s non-economic damages, and it gives doctors and healthcare facilities incentive to do a cost benefit analysis on human lives.
- Standard of Care for Legal Specialists
The standard of care for a legal specialist may be different than that for a general practitioner. The Second Restatement of Torts provides that a professional is held to a general standard of care unless that person represents that he or she has greater or less skill or knowledge than members of the profession normally have.
- How a Non-Licensed Person Can Work with a Professional Practice
In this article, the author discusses how a non-licensed person can work with a professional practice, including the use of an administrative/management service company.