Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury in California

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Medical malpractice occurs when a negligent act or omission of treatment from a hospital or doctor leads to injury or death. In California, injured patients can bring a lawsuit against the hospital or health care professional to obtain damages and compensation.

  • ContentMedical Negligence and Medical Malpractice Problems in the United States

    Medical negligence is defined as the act or omission in treatment of a patient by a medical professional, which deviates from the accepted medical standard of care. Medical malpractice is negligence whereby a medical professional did not take the proper action required in a reasonable amount of time and this negligence caused injuries to the patient.

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  • ContentInjuries and Neglect in a California Nursing Home or Skilled Care Facility

    "The average age of the US population continues to increase, and fortunately our life expectancy is as well. This has led to an increased demand for nursing homes, assisted care and skilled nursing facilities that offer treatment and care for our elderly family members and senior citizens. These facilities are highly regulated by the State of California, both in terms of the medical staffing they must maintain as well as the level of care they must provide. Unfortunately, many facilities fall short of the standards of care and the result is the neglect of our elders and injuries due to falls or drops due to poor supervision. If someone you love has been injured while under the care of a nursing home or care facility in Orange County or if you are concerned about neglect and the quality of care they are receiving it is possible to hold these establishments responsible and financially accountable."

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  • ContentIssues Involving Medical Negligence

    Medical negligence occurs when a medical practitioner is negligent in treating a patient or when he fails to take proper action on a patient’s medical condition. Medical negligence is a valid cause for a medical malpractice claim.

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  • ContentPlastic Surgery Mistakes from Medical Malpractice

    Plastic surgery, although a common elective surgery carries a risk for injury or death. It's important to understand that all surgeries carry a risk of injury or death. Simple surgical mistakes or anesthesia errors can result in great harm to a patient.

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  • ContentAnesthesia Errors and Injuries from Medical Negligence

    Anesthesia mistakes happen with major operations as well as with common elective procedures. An anesthesia error can cause severe permanent brain damage or death to a patient. Anesthesia errors happen every day in hospitals, doctor’s offices, and surgical centers. Anesthetists and Anesthesiologists play a vital role in surgeries.

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  • ContentPsychotherapist Malpractice Claims and Litigation Defense in California

    The author discusses how important it is for psychotherapists accused of malpractice to avoid relationships with their patients and warns that psychotherapists need to take extensive notes, and maintain boundaries with their patients in order to avoid the huge damages that can be awarded in these cases.

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  • ContentOvercrowded Emergency Departments Leading to Hospital Malpractice and Doctoral Malpractice

    Overcrowded emergency rooms have become a major problem with hospitals, resulting in an increase in medical negligence and medical malpractice. Overcrowding has become a serious problem in hospital emergency departments. This causes patients who need immediate medical help to sometimes wait hours for medical attention.

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  • ContentHyperbilirubinemia, Kernicterus, and Cerebral Palsy from Medical Negligence

    Hyperbilirubinemia, kernicterus, and cerebral palsy can all occur from Jaundice, which happens as a result of elevated bilirubin levels. Parents and medical professionals need to watch for the warning signs. There are many potential dangers a newborn child faces when entering this world. Examples include hyperbilirubinemia, kernicterus, and athetoid cerebral palsy just to name a few. All of these conditions can be traced to an elevated and untreated level of bilirubin in the baby’s blood.

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