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The Dangers of Opioids & Prescription Painkillers

As one of the most highly prescribed medications throughout the United States, the opioid epidemic is finally being recognized as a serious public problem in cities across the country. Still, doctors ...
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Malpractice That Occurs Daily: Items Left Behind in Surgery

When something as simple as a miscount leaves a sponge inside of a patient after an operation, not only can this leaven patients with debilitating pain, but it can cost a great deal in medical ...
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Dangerous Pharmaceutical Mistakes Revealed by Nursing Homes

A recent investigation into the use of medications and prescription drugs in nursing homes revealed an alarming picture of the pharmaceutical mistakes made by those in charge of care for our seniors. ...
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The Dangers of Distracted Doctoring

Not all cases of medical malpractice are as clear-cut as those that involve claims of negligence or misdiagnosis. Some, in fact, are side-effects of situations which might never have caused a medical ...
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80% of Cerebral Palsy Costs Are Non-Medical

Roughly 10,000 children will develop cerebral palsy this year—statistically, about 8,000 of them already have. Caused by damage to the cerebellum or the basal ganglia (areas of the brain that ...
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Are Scars Medical Malpractice?

Scarring is the body's natural response to a wound that has healed. Scar tissue is literally skin cells made of fibrous tissue that replace normal skin after an injury. Scars are typically the ...
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Surgery Errors Due to Equipment Malfunction

Technology is more advanced than ever before and new, unprecedented advances occur every day. From mobile banking apps, to self-driving cars, to high-tech medical equipment in the operating room, ...
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Do I Have a Medical Malpractice Claim?

Medical malpractice, also referred to as "medical negligence" is where a healthcare professional, such as a doctor, surgeon, anesthesiologist, nurse, or even a dentist provides poor quality ...
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Claims for Defective Medical Devices

Countless patients over the years have turned to medical devices to improve their quality of life. Unfortunately though, some of the very devices patients hoped would increase mobility, decrease pain, ...
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Medical Malpractice Based on Delayed Diagnosis

When most people hear about medical malpractice, they automatically think about mistakes made by doctors, such as too much medication, or accidentally cutting a nearby organ during surgery. What many ...
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Understanding the Risk of Surgical Errors

If you are considering having surgery, you should be aware that there are always risks involved. Are you in good overall health, do you have realistic expectations, and do you understand that there is ...
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Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice

If you feel that you have grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit, meaning, you believe you suffered undue injuries because of substandard medical care, you'll need to learn about your ...
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Doctor Fatigue and Medical Errors

A lot of people don't realize just how many hours some doctors log in before they go home for a good night's rest. If your doctor is sleep-deprived, can you trust him or her to make life and ...
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‘Elective Surgery’ and Medical Malpractice

In the medical community, there are three different types of surgery: emergency, urgent, and elective. "Elective surgery" means that the patient has the "choice" to have the ...
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Birth Injury: Facial Nerve Palsy

As a parent, you want nothing more than for your baby to be born healthy. A mother can read all of the baby books, take prenatal vitamins, avoid certain foods, such as tuna and raw fish, and attend ...
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Do All Doctors Have Malpractice Insurance?

When we see a primary care physician, a specialist, oncologist or physician, we generally don't expect anything to go wrong, but history has proven repeatedly that doctors are human, and they make ...
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Common Types of Medical Malpractice

Each year, hundreds of thousands of people die from medical malpractice, with a significant portion of these deaths occurring in our nation's hospitals. Since so many American lives are touched by ...
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Medical Malpractice 101

If you suspect that you are a victim of medical malpractice, know that you are not alone. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), medical negligence is not the fifth or ...
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Can a Dentist Be Sued for Malpractice?

In the medical field, if a doctor performs substandard care and in effect injures a patient, the doctor can be sued for medical malpractice; the same theory applies to dentists. If a dentist harms a ...
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Should I Sue My Doctor for Medical Malpractice?

If you feel that you are a victim of medical malpractice, you may be wondering if you should file a lawsuit against your doctor, and this question enters the minds of every plaintiff before they file ...
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