What Happens When Malpractice Liability Is Suspended?

Laws and social paradigms changed sporadically throughout the COVID pandemic. Some of these changes were minor. Others were major — but went largely unnoticed by those who were unaffected. For example, malpractice liability was suspended in many states. Advocates say this suspension allows doctors more freedom and patients a better standard of care. Opponents say a suspension is unwarranted…
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Can A Patient Overdose On Anesthesia?

One of the most common surgical errors targeted in medical malpractice lawsuits results from mistakes involving anesthesia. Most people recognize that an anesthesiologist might miscalculate the dosage required to keep a patient unconscious for a predetermined length of time during a predetermined surgical procedure — and these miscalculations commonly result in a patient waking up during those…
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Fewer Medical Malpractice Cases During COVID

Those who try to find the good in every situation can rest assured that even COVID has one — depending on your job. Doctors and surgeons have received a brief respite in medical malpractice cases due to COVID-19. Fewer people have risked going to the hospital for non-serious or non-life threatening illnesses or medical procedures. That means hospitals are losing less money due to frivolous…
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Did You Suffer Medical Malpractice Because Of Coronavirus?

Medical malpractice law firms — ours included — are expecting thousands of new lawsuits stemming from cases of coronavirus-related malpractice in the coming months and years. Chinese authorities have already been sued by dozens of countries. These cases are built because China covered up the threat to public health, which likely caused infections and deaths to skyrocket all over the world. …
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How Can I Prove Negligent Standard Of Care In My Medical Malpractice Case?

Were you injured during a hospital stay? Many of us are terrified of doctors — and more so of surgeries — without the threat of injury. But medical malpractice is common, and cases that stem from medical malpractice are becoming more common all over the country. Medical malpractice cases are tricky because they rely on proving the defendant was negligent in the care provided to the…
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What Happens When Your Doctor Performed A Major Procedure Without Consent?

Medical malpractice lawsuits can be bitter affairs because they so often take place subsequent to a major surgery that had big — and unfortunate — impacts on a person’s day to day life thereafter. Sometimes these lawsuits arise after a doctor performs a major medical procedure without informed consent. The argument is that a person was able to provide that consent, and therefore should…
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The Worst Cases Of Medical Malpractice You Never Heard About

Medical malpractice can happen for a number of reasons. Our care providers can make mistakes because they are overworked and don’t get enough sleep. Simple carelessness or negligence can lead to death or disfigurement. A wrong diagnosis can lead to an incorrect treatment. The failure to obtain or recognize informed consent can lead doctors to make decisions at odds with a patient’s wishes.…
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What To Do When Your Newborn Receives A “Botched” Circumcision

One of the greatest risk factors of neonatal death within the first month of birth is circumcision, but no one talks about it. No one knows about it. Many parents in the U.S. believe that when a boy is born, you get him circumcised. That’s the end of it. There’s no discussion, there’s no anxiety. That’s because we don’t expect anything to go wrong. Although there are many reasons to…
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Dana Carvey Is No Stranger To Medical Malpractice

Even though this happened 18 years ago, things like this happen all the time. One day, you are going into to get open heart surgery, the next day you find out that they need to proceed again because they bypassed the wrong artery. This happened to funnyman Dana Carvey. Upset and shocked that the doctors would do the wrong artery, he sued for medical malpractice. He sued for $75 million dollars.…
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