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Improved Hospital Employee Satisfaction Improves Patient Safety

A new study shows that improved staff communication and engagement may lead to improved safety and reduce the incidence of medical malpractice. According to data collected by a healthcare research ...
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Failure to Monitor Prescription Drug Use May Constitute Medical Malpractice

A recently filed lawsuit asserts that a prescription error led to the death of a California man. Various different types of prescription errors may form the basis of a medical malpractice lawsuit. For ...
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Lack of consent may constitute medical malpractice

A recent lawsuit against a California obstetrician has raised questions about what it means to give informed consent to a procedure and whether a doctor may be held liable if he or she performs ...
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Increased use of electronic record keeping linked to medical errors

As preventable medical errors continue to be one of the leading causes of death in the United States, patient advocates explore ways to improve safety – and eliminate errors. In fact, statistics ...
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Medical Malpractice from EHRs use on the Rise

One method aimed at curtailing the incidence of medical malpractice has steadily led to an increase in patient injury. The number of medical malpractice claims based on errors resulting from ...
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What are the top causes of Medical Malpractice?

An alarming number of patients in the United States die each year from medical mistakes, with the most recent statistics placing the numbers in excess of 200,000. Thousands more suffer serious, even ...
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Caps on damages punish victims

Recently congress passed legislation seeking to limit the amount of damages victims of medical malpractice could receive as compensation for their pain and suffering. This bill is similar to ...
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Supreme Court to Determine if Medical Malpractice Case Can Be Maintained Against Review Board

Later this year, California Supreme Court will hear a case that could have far-reaching consequences on medical malpractice lawsuits in the state. In King v. CompPartners, the Supreme Court will ...
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Victims of Medical Malpractice Face Federal Limits on Recovery

Congress has just passed new legislation that if enacted, will harm patients already suffering as a result of medical malpractice. The legislation, H.R. 1215, will limit the amount those injured by ...
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Federal Tort Reform Measures Threaten Patient's Rights

Congress is set to vote on House Resolution 1215 later this week. The resolution is part of the American HealthCare Act (ACHA). If approved, several patient safeguards could be threatened. Critics on ...
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Health Care Bill Threatens Patient's Rights

The Whitehouse has introduced Trumpcare which seeks to cap jury awards for non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases, with a likely $250,000, the limit set forth by California's Medical ...
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Congress Passes Bill to Cap Medical Malpractice Damages

A new effort to impose federally mandating caps on damages in medical malpractice cases is underway. The House Judiciary Committee has just approved a new bill entitled the Protecting Access to Care ...
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Should doctors apologize for their errors?

A recent study showed that apology laws, intended to decrease the amount of medical malpractice lawsuits by dissipating patients' anger, has had the opposite effect. Apologies have led patients to ...
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Will Congress Pass Federal Medical Malpractice Reforms?

Recently, Republican senators expressed their intention to seek federal medical malpractice reforms when the new administration takes office. The reforms would be part of changes implemented to the ...
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Will a Trump Presidency alter medical malpractice laws?

As the new administration gets set to move into the Oval Office in January, many people are wondering whether the change in presidency will affect their legal rights, and if so how? While it is hard ...
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Did you know what to do if you have been harmed by medical negligence?

Although in the majority of situations, doctors perform admirably and help prevent you from getting sick and heal you when you are injured, occasionally things don't go as planned at a patient is ...
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Have You Been A Victim of Medical Malpractice?

A recent article revealed that the incidence of medical malpractice continues to sky rocket, despite efforts to improve safety. Much of this includes preventable medical mistakes such as wrong site ...
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Preventable Medical Errors Continue To Place Patients At Risk

A recent study concluded that preventable medical malpractice errors continue to occur at many hospitals, despite efforts to improve. Types of preventable medical errors include patients receiving the ...
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How do I know if medical malpractice caused my child's birth injury?

The majority of deliveries go smoothly - with the doctors, nurses and other hospital staff performing admirably leading to the birth of a healthy baby. However, in some situations medical errors or ...
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Military Family Seeks Changes to Feres Doctrine

A medical malpractice/birth injury case currently pending review by the U.S. Supreme Court involves a doctrine that many believe unfairly discriminates against military personnel and deprives them of ...
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The Failure to Respond Rapidly to Fetal Distress May Constitute Medical Malpractice

The family of a child born with a brain injury has just secured a record setting birth injury verdict. According to reports, a just has awarded a 12-year-old boy and his mother $53 million in a ...
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Family of Joan Rivers Settles Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

The family of Joan Rivers has settled its medical malpractice claim against a New York City medical clinic. The medical negligence lawsuit was filed after the comedienne died following a routine ...
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Family Fights for Legislative Change After Child Dies As the Result of Dental Malpractice

A California couple is seeking legislative change to the procedures surrounding dental anesthesia and surgery. According to the Sacramento Bee, the family lost their son following a oral surgery that ...
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Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

If your child has suffered a birth injury as the result of medical professional's negligence, you may be able to bring a medical malpractice lawsuit on his or her behalf. In general, where a ...
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Recent Medical Malpractice Study Reveals Troubling Statistics

A recent book concerning the state of medical malpractice reveals numerous statistics concerning medical negligence lawsuits across the country and how changes in policies and procedures have affected ...
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