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- Do You Suspect Medical Malpractice? Here's Where You Should Start
Sometimes when seeking medical treatment, patients experience negative medical outcomes which healthcare providers simply cannot control. But on the other hand, there are times when they suffer from mistakes that can be attributed to medical malpractice. How can you tell if the latter has happened to you or a loved one? That question can be better explained once you know exactly what medical malpractice is.
- Should You Have Surgery Overseas?
Before seeking a doctor from another country, it is important to determine if surgery overseas is beneficial and the better option based on the issue. Weighing advantages and disadvantages may demonstrate to the potential patient which action to pursue, and this could prevent disaster or lead to the best quality procedure at lower costs.
- A Medicaid Work Requirement for Texas?
One of the ideas being floated to help rein in the cost of Medicaid is to impose a work requirement for the program.
- Abbott Faces Class Action Lawsuit Over Defective St. Jude Defibrillators
The lawsuit alleges that the company knowingly failed to report the defects in the device.
- Will Using Medical Marijuana Affect My Parole
The ability to acquire a permit for medical marijuana and use the substance depends on the state and laws that may alter permissible actions. Those that are in custody, are on probation or parole could face severe consequences when they are not aware of these factors that affect what substances are consumed.
- Nursing Home Negligence Lawsuits in Illinois
In Illinois, many families decide to place their loved ones in a nursing home for care and treatment. This is a way for family members to leave their loved ones in the hands of professionals who have a background in caregiving. While many residents do receive the quality of care their families expect, some do not. Due to overstaffing, lack of training and other factors, nursing home residents may be neglected.
- Nursing Home Duties in Illinois
Nursing homes are required to provide quality care to nursing home residents. Duties may be outlined by state law, laws governing care required to receive payment from insurance companies or in the contract between the nursing home and the resident. If the nursing home violates its duties to the resident, it is possible that the nursing home resident may have the right to file a lawsuit against a negligent nursing home.
- Medical Expert Witness Describes Effects of Stroke
A medical expert witness is hired for cases where the plaintiff suffered stroke to explain the effects of these conditions, how they harm the person that was a patient and how the hospital or doctor may have been to blame for the situation. His or her expertise is needed so the judge or jury are informed of matters they may have no information on and why they are important.
- Legal Structure for a Group Medical Practice
A group practice is not a bunch of solo practices sharing the same office. A group practice is a single entity, usually a corporation, that owns the combined practices of its members, including patient records, accounts receivable and goodwill.
- Cops, Guns, and Marijuana in Hawaii
Medical marijuana has been legal in Hawaii for quite some time, and as with most medical states, this means screening individuals to allow them to obtain a prescription and also registering them as medical marijuana patients. But Hawaii’s medical registry is different in that it not only confirms the medical access for the patient, but the list is accessible for other purposes.