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When is a surgical error considered medical malpractice?
When is a surgical error considered medical malpractice?

Prior to undergoing any type of schedule medical operation, most patients must first be cleared for the surgery, and sign a consent form for the intended surgery. Signing a consent form often acknowledges certain risks, which a doctor may review with a patient. However, ...

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Blog Posts in 2019

  • Key Steps Needed to Avoid Medical Malpractice

    With the ongoing medical malpractice crisis – now the third leading cause of death in the United States – safety advocates are working with hospitals, ...

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  • What are the most common forms of medical malpractice?

    Despite efforts at stemming the tide of deaths from medical negligence, the number of preventable medical errors continues to climb, making medical ...

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  • New Effort to Increase Limits on Medical Malpractice Rewards

    A new proposed ballot initiative takes aim at medical malpractice damage caps. Called the Fairness for Injured Patients Act , the initiative seeks to ...

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  • What Constitutes Medical Malpractice?

    When poor outcomes occur following a doctor or hospital visit, many wonder if they have a case for medical malpractice. Such may be the question when, ...

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  • Physician Bias May Lead to Preventable Medical Errors

    Recently, late night talk show hosts and other celebrities have teamed up to draw attention to a significant issue plaguing United States medical care ...

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  • What is Medical Malpractice?

    Medical malpractice refers to the harm caused to a patient due to a doctor, nurse, or other professional health care professional’s negligence. Every ...

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  • Top Areas of Medical Malpractice

    A recent medical malpractice study showed that nearly 50% of older physicians have faced a medical malpractice lawsuit, and fewer that 8% of those ...

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  • Negligence During Labor and Delivery May Lead to Permanent, Catastrophic Injuries

    In a recent birth injury trial, the family of a girl who was born with severe neurological defects and developed cerebral palsy was awarded over $200 ...

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  • $1.7M Settlement in Prenatal Negligence Case

    Medical malpractice news reports a recent $1.7 million settlement in a prenatal negligence case. Prenatal negligence is a type of medical malpractice ...

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