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How to Increase Recovery in Your Medical Malpractice Cases

April 5, 2017

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It is becoming increasingly likely that the hospital will be included in the claim as plaintiff attorneys are very aware that courts are finding corporate negligence as a factor in many claims, and more and more states are recognizing corporate negligence as a contributing issue. (more…)

 

Win Your Case with the Right Medical Malpractice Team

December 29, 2016

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Every day, attorneys are challenged by grieving clients, voluminous records, and rapidly approaching deadlines, to determine if a medical malpractice case is worth the time and money required to pursue through trial. If you do not have the proper guidance and ability to decipher electronic medical records, or organize the records into an accurate depiction of the events in question, this task becomes even more daunting. (more…)

 

Using a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Expert Witness for Your Malpractice Case

December 20, 2016

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The rate of malpractice incidence is increasing for Physicians Assistants (PA’s) and Nurse Practitioners (NP’s). This has been attributed to the major increase in number of PA and APN providers between 1991 and 2007.

More cases are being filed and higher judgments are being awarded in malpractice cases utilizing nurse practitioner and physician assistant expert witnesses. Statistics from the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) show that judgments and/or settlements increased between 2004 and 2008.

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Emergency Room Malpractice: Find the Right Medical Expert

December 7, 2016

Find an emergency room expert witness.

Updated February 20, 2019

Medical errors kill more than 250,000 people in the U.S. yearly, and injure millions. The chaotic nature of emergency rooms leads to a multitude of emergency room (ER) malpractice incidents, including misdiagnosis, surgical errors, delayed diagnosis, failure to diagnose, anesthesia malpractice, and more.

In fact, the Physician Insurers Association of America (PIAA) has said that the ER is an area of the hospital that generates the most medical malpractice lawsuits.
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Common Medication Errors

November 10, 2016

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Medication errors are one of the leading causes of death and injury in hospitals today. They arise in several situations. Here are the most common forms of error:

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How to Avoid Exorbitant Expert Witness Fees

October 27, 2016

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Are your expert’s deposition fees being challenged as excessive? If so, it may not be the expert who is driving up your costs but the service that is billing for the expert. (more…)

 

Why Increased Attention on Healthcare Associated Infection Control is Needed

October 11, 2016

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According to the Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths (RID), a non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives, hospital infections kill more Americans each year than AIDS, breast cancer and auto accidents combined. As stated by The Center for Disease Control (CDC), approximately 100,000 people die of a hospital-acquired infection per year, though experts believe the number is actually higher.  (more…)

 

Win Your Dental Malpractice Case with a Dental Expert Witness

August 16, 2016

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Most people dislike going to the dentist, and when that dentist is negligent, it can cause patients to experience significant permanent trauma and pain. The impact of dental malpractice on a patient can seriously influence their appearance as well as their general health. (more…)

 

Ask the Medical Expert: Electronic Medical Records, Medical Malpractice, and More

August 2, 2016

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The following interview is with a board-certified Internal Medicine doctor who has been involved in the medical-legal arena for the last 15 years.  He has been an actively practicing physician for the last 30 years.

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How a Medical Malpractice Case Can Arise from Respiratory Issues

June 30, 2016

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Asthma. Bronchitis. Emphysema. Lung cancer. AIDS.

 

A variety of conditions fall under the category of respiratory issues. Respiratory therapy is the treatment, management, testing, control, and care of patients suffering from issues with their cardiopulmonary systems. You can seek treatment for respiratory therapy at a number of locations including hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities, and even through home healthcare programs. (more…)