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Know what defenses might come up in medical malpractice cases

When you are injured by a doctor, you might stand up against him or her by filing a medical malpractice lawsuit. This lawsuit serves a few purposes, including helping you get financial compensation and letting the doctor know that what happened wasn't acceptable.

Droplet precautions must apply in hospitals

This year's flu season is particularly bad. Hospitals are being overwhelmed by people who are looking for relief from this nasty virus. Some hospitals in the country are limiting visitors in an effort to decrease the spread of germs. For the men and women who work in the hospital, the need to reduce the transmission likelihood from one patient to the next is imperative.

Medical malpractice lawsuits might be about more than just money

Medical malpractice cases can involve patients who required very extensive care to address the original issue that wasn't treated and to try to correct or treat the issue caused by the malpractice. In California, there is a medical malpractice cap that has been in place for decades. This means that patients might not be able to recover the full extent of the damages they suffered because of the issue caused by medical professionals.

Personal injury lawsuit calls malpractice cap into question

The California medical malpractice cap of $250,000 is being called into question in a case involving a jury award of $8.4 million. The case centers around a boy who was being abused. Doctors failed to report the abuse and the boy eventually suffered injuries that left him paralyzed.

Nursing home residents deserve top notch care, not neglect

Nursing home residents aren't often in a position where they can speak up about what is happening to them. The sad fact about this is that there are many cases in which these vulnerable residents suffer severe pain and serious injuries just because the nursing home and its staff are trying to minimize expenses and cut costs.

You have 1 year to file a medical malpractice lawsuit

There are many things that can go wrong in the course of health care interactions. The effects of these errors can be life-altering. When you find out that your doctor wasn't as dependable, upstanding and ethical as you believed, there are a lot of thoughts that might go through your mind.

Understanding some points about medical harm in California

Medical professionals who don't handle cases in an appropriate manner can end up causing harm to patients. This harm is often met with the patient filing a claim for compensation. In most cases, this is done by filing a medical malpractice lawsuit; however, this might not always be the case.

Woman who drew attention to power morcellators has died

Power morcellator usage is something that doctors once counted on to provide women with minimally invasive surgery to remove fibroids and perform hysterectomies. While this seems like it was a good idea, the decision to have this type of procedure done was actually a death sentence for some patients.

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