Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice law governs the liability of doctors and other treatment providers when they cause harm to a patient by rendering their services in a negligent manner. All states have their own laws and procedures to handle these specialized personal injury cases.

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  • Expert Witnesses and the Preparation of Affidavits of Merit
      by HG.org

    Experts have the task of proving that a claim has merit through an Affidavit of Merit, and this may have a direct connection to a medical malpractice suit or when the medical device used causes injury to the patient. Through this affidavit, the expert explains that the claim has sufficient strength to proceed through trial or to a hearing with a judge.

  • Suing Nursing Homes for Abuse or Neglect
      by HG.org

    A nursing home can be held legally liable for damages that its residents suffer due to abuse or neglect. Loved ones may be able to file a lawsuit against the nursing home for causing harm to a family member. However, it is important for the family to understand the dynamics involved in this type of lawsuit and the legal basis for claims against a nursing home.

  • Potential Defendants in Medical Device Cases
      by HG.org

    When the victim of a medical device case needs to pursue legal action for compensation, he or she must do so with a specific person or company, and this could lead a variety of case types based on the potential defendants. With the help of a civil lawyer filing a lawsuit to seek the compensation necessary for recovery, it is possible to identify the liable party.

  • Joining a Mass Tort Case for Defective Medical Devices
      by HG.org

    When the defective medical device harms enough individuals, these groups may band together and create a mass tort case to pursue financial recovery to make them whole. Through communication and contact with legal professionals, each person may add to the case and increase the possible damages based on the specific issue.

  • How a Negligent Diagnosis Can Affect a Patient

    When a doctor makes a negligent diagnosis, the consequences for the patient can be devastating.

  • False Claims and Defective Medical Devices
      by HG.org

    False claims that deal with medical devices and defects could occur through no less than two types of incidents where either the patient makes a false claim with a device that is not truly defective, or the manufacturer initiates a false claim. No matter which of these situations arises, it is important to pursue legal action for compensation from the false claim.

  • Warning Signs of Nursing Home Neglect
      by HG.org

    Many of the country’s seniors live in nursing homes and rely on caregivers to take care of their basic needs, such as feeding them, helping them mobilize and taking their medication. However, many nursing homes are understaffed or find it difficult to retain qualified people for the job.

  • Failure to Diagnose Issues and Dental Malpractice
      by HG.org

    When the dentist is unable to diagnose the tooth or mouth issue correctly and appropriately, he or she could become involved in a dental malpractice suit. If he or she engaged in any type of negligence or a breach of his or her duty to care for the patient by the standards he or she follows, it is possible to succeed in winning compensation awards.

  • Dental Malpractice Caused by Embedded Broken Instruments
      by HG.org

    When surgery is necessary to adjust or resolve a matter in the mouth, it is possible for the dentist to leave some part of his or her equipment in the jaw when he or she is not as attentive as needed. It is in these incidents that a dental malpractice suit may arise, and the patient may seek full compensation for the matter and any additional procedure to fix it.

  • Defective or Substandard Dental Implants
      by HG.org

    Constant or continual pain is usually one of the primary symptoms of dental implant defects or other dental complications after a procedure when the patient needed work completed in his or her mouth. Understanding what symptoms could occur after defective or substandard procedures is important to ensure that resolution of the problem happens.


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