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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  • Holding Medical Professionals Accountable - Medical Malpractive

    One issue the American media loves to speak about is tort reform. It’s one of the favorite terms used by politicians, especially conservative, during election cycles, and it simply means making it harder for individuals to sue companies or individuals for wrongs or damages that have been done to them, or at the very least limiting the amount of damages.

  • Medical Expert Witness in Delay to Diagnose Cases
      by HG.org

    Diagnosing an illness is essential to ensure the right treatment is applied to the patient before the cause of his or her ailment progresses beyond that which medicine is capable. When there is a delay in these diagnoses, the individual could proceed to the last stages of the condition where there is no possible treatment available, and then he or she may die.

  • Expert Witness Explains Liability Related to Inpatient Suicide
      by HG.org

    The dangers of inpatient suicide are often observable when the individual has little hope, appears depressed, has symptoms or is too happy. However, it is important to first assess the risk that suicide is possible, and then the professionals attempting to help the patient may avert the disaster before it occurs.

  • Alternative Medicine Can Kill

    Alternative medicine can be deadly for cancer patients who choose these treatments over more traditional cancer therapies and remedies. People with cancer who replace mainstream medical treatments with alternative medicine may be putting themselves at serious risk by giving up treatments that are proven methods to fight cancer.

  • Medical Expert Witnesses in Death Penalty Cases
      by HG.org

    Medical expert witnesses are often hired and used for various cases in prosecution and defense alike, and these professionals are able to explain various pieces of evidence. Through an understanding of the subject matter, these individuals are capable of explaining things to the jury or judge that were confusing or misunderstood previously.

  • When You Need a Medical Expert Witness
      by HG.org

    Medical expert witnesses are hired for a variety of reasons, but their most often used expertise is to explain medical treatment procedures and processes for a case where someone has been injured. Professionals in the medical world provide services to a courtroom by explaining how an injury occurred and why it is so important to obtain compensation.

  • Florida’s Law in Disqualifying Expert Witnesses in Medical Malpractice Cases
      by HG.org

    Before a medical malpractice case may proceed in the courts of law in Florida, the state has a requirement of an opinion being obtained by a qualified medical expert to explain that the claim has merit. If those in the case do not follow the correct procedure, the expert witness could be disqualified, and the case may be thrown out.

  • Expert Witnesses Testify about Gastric Balloons
      by HG.org

    Injuries due to gastric balloons are still being researched due to this newer alternative for weight loss, and because it is still a surgery, internal damage is still likely outcome. When an individual is seeking compensation for incidents with gastric surgery, he or she may require the services of an expert witness that has performed these surgeries or understands the medical procedure.

  • Malpractice suits alleging “improper bonuses” settled

    Incentives are a great way to motivate individuals and push them to reach new heights and get better at a given task. Rewarding people for their efforts is a common practice that usually yields a positive result but that was not the case in two recent medical malpractice lawsuits against UPMC [University of Pittsburgh Medical Center].

  • Standard Nursing Obligations for Care
      by HG.org

    Nurses are held to a higher standard than other professionals because they deal with patients on a constant basis, and their actions could lead to injury or death to someone if they are not careful. These obligations that nurses should carry out affect the health and wellbeing of many different individuals each day.


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