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What Constitutes Medical Malpractice?
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, for example, a newborn suffers a birth injury, or a patient learns that her doctor has failed to diagnose breast cancer at ...

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      One of the more serious forms of medical negligence includes anesthesia malpractice. Anesthesia malpractice occurs when a doctor, nurse, or other ...

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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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    • Birth Injury Lawsuit Alleges Brachial Plexus Injury Was Caused By Medical Malpractice

      A currently pending birth injury lawsuit underscores the dangers of "shoulder dystocia" and the need for doctors, nurses and other health care ...

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    • Cerebral Palsy May Be The Result of Medical Malpractice

      One of the more common birth injuries is cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy is generally defined as a condition or disorder marked by impaired movement ...

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    • Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy

      One of the more common birth injuries that has been linked to a lack of oxygen at birth is cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy is the result of abnormal ...

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    • Jury Awards Family $18.27 Million in Birth Injury Lawsuit

      A hospital has agreed to pay millions to the family of a boy who became disabled for life as the result of medical errors at birth. According to ...

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    • Enviornmental Factors May Lead To Chemical Birth Defects

      Exposure to certain chemicals can increase your child's risk of being born with a chemical birth defect. Chemical birth defects may include conditions ...

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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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    • Patient Awarded $11.5M in Failure to Diagnose Case

      News reports that a jury has awarded a girl $11.5M in a medical malpractice lawsuit. The radiologic malpractice case asserts that the radiologist was ...

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    • $12.25 Million Awarded in Diagnostic Slide Mix-up Case

      Recently, a jury awarded a man $12.25 million in a medical malpractice trial. The award was based on a surgical error. According to reports, the man ...

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    • Wrongful death lawsuit underscores need to reform California's medical malpractice laws

      A San Luis Obispo county family is seeking damages in a wrongful death lawsuit against a doctor who made a fatal mistake. Despite efforts to improve ...

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    • Drummer Asserts Medical Malpractice Caused Permanent Nerve Damage

      Travis Barker, a drummer for the band Blink 182, asserts that he suffered ongoing, potentially permanent nerve damage due to medical malpractice. He ...

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    • Incidence of Hospital-Acquired Infections on The Rise

      According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the incidence of hospital acquired infections is on the rise, with more than one million ...

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    • Communication Errors May Lead to Medical Malpractice

      According to the L.A. Times, the County has agreed to a $4.5 Million settlement in a medical malpractice case . The case arose out of several alleged ...

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    • Kaiser Negligence Alleged In Boys Death

      A recent California birth injury case makes several disturbing allegations against health care conglomerate Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and ...

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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Record Setting Medical Malpractice Settlement For Brain Injury

      Legal news reports that a $20 million settlement has just been achieved in a birth injury lawsuit involving a baby that suffered serious brain damage ...

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    • Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Filed After Wrong Site Surgery

      Legal news reports that a woman has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit as the result of a wrong site surgery. According to reports, the patient was ...

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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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    • The importance of pre-term identification of risk factors

      Cerebral palsy is one of the more common birth injuries, with the severity ranging from mild to severe. In the worst cases, individuals with cerebral ...

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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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    • Prenatal Testing Can Prevent Birth Injuires

      If you're pregnant, obtaining prenatal care is critical to ensure the health of you and your baby. The failure to diagnose medical issues – such as ...

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    • Prenatal Urine Test Reveals Risk For Preterm Delivery

      Medical journals report that doctors may have a new test available to them to help check for fetal growth abnormalities and an increased risk of ...

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    • Jury Awards Family $20M in Prescription Error Death

      Legal news reports that a jury has returned a $20 million medical malpractice verdict against a local hospital. According to reports, the civil ...

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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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    • Would patient safety improve if surgical procedures were recorded?

      Preventable medical errors continue to plague America’s hospitals, with medical mistakes being the third leading cause of death in the United States, ...

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    • Jury Verdict Awarded In Surgical Error Case

      A jury has just awarded a husband a $3 million verdict in a medical malpractice lawsuit filed after the death of his wife. The woman died just two ...

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    • Medicare To Address The High Rate of Hospital Acquired Infections and Preventable Injuries

      As the result of the excessive rate of hospital infections and preventable medical errors, Medicare has decided to take action. It has announced plans ...

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    • Senator Boxer Calls For Doctors and Nurses To Reduce Medical Errors

      Recently, California Senator Barbara Boxer released a report urging doctors, nurses and other health care professionals to reduce the number of ...

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      Recently, a Michigan jury awarded a woman $1.3M in a medical malpractice lawsuit. According to news reports, the woman underwent elective abdominal ...

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