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Do Medical Malpractice Laws Allow Me to Sue If I Am Unhappy With the Outcome of My Surgery? Because surgical outcomes are not guaranteed, simply being unhappy with the results of a procedure is typically not in itself grounds for a lawsuit. For instance, if a patient struggling with obesity undergoes gastric bypass surgery and is […]

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When a doctor performs a procedure on a patient without his or her informed consent, it could constitute medical malpractice. For the consent to be “informed,” the patient must know and understand all the critical details about the treatment, including the known risks. If the health care professional does not disclose this information, that failure […]

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In some cases, you can sue a doctor for medical malpractice that prescribed the wrong medication. Whether or not the doctor is liable for your compensatory damages depends on why you received the incorrect medication. Who Is Liable If My Doctor Did Not Read or Notice Information in My Medical Chart? If your doctor ignored important medical […]

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When Are Nursing Home Injury or Abuse Cases Considered Medical Malpractice? Medical malpractice arises from negligence, not from intentional acts. As such, nursing home abuse does not fall into the category. Cases of neglect or injury, however, can be the subject of a nursing home malpractice claim. When Is a Nursing Home Injury or Neglect Case Considered […]

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When modern medicine fails us, we sometimes rightfully attribute it to medical negligence. For victims of medical negligence, misdiagnosis, surgical malpractice, or medication errors can create long-term or even lifelong medical needs. When medical mistakes threaten your future wellbeing, you can often sue for future medical expenses in a medical malpractice case. Your future medical expenses are […]

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In many cases, failure to diagnose is a form of medical malpractice. Malpractice cases often hinge on the standard of care other doctors with similar backgrounds would provide in the same situation. If a doctor missed signs and symptoms other professionals would have identified, you may have a case for medical malpractice. Doctors have a responsibility to […]

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In most jurisdictions, you will have to prove a doctor-patient relationship if you sue for medical malpractice.  If this relationship existed, then the physician will have owed you a certain standard of care. To win a medical malpractice case, you will typically need to prove: You had a doctor-patient relationship with the provider in question; […]

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According to Business Insurance report, of the hundreds of lawsuits filed every year, only about half of medical malpractice cases go to trial. Fewer than 5 percent end in a verdict. Over 95 percent of medical malpractice claims result in out-of-court settlements. Hospitals and doctors are often eager to settle to avoid the potential of facing […]

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Medical malpractice is a broad term that describes situations where a doctor or medical professional fails to uphold the standard of care and injury or sickness results. Victims have experienced countless instances of medical malpractice, and millions of dollars get paid out each year in settlements and judgments. Medical malpractice can take many forms. If you believe you […]

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Improper treatment is a form of medical malpractice. It differs from other common examples of malpractice, such as failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis. With improper treatment, the doctor diagnoses the condition correctly but fails to undertake the proper treatment. Because most patients lack the extensive medical training that physicians have, they accept the diagnosis and treatment […]

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