Expert Author: Pankaj Sharma
Medical malpractice is an act or omission by a health care provider which deviates from accepted standards of practice in the medical community and which causes injury to the patient. Simply put, medical malpractice is professional negligence (by a healthcare provider) that causes an injury.
Expert Author: Pankaj Sharma
Nursing home abuse is becoming one of the greatest challenges that we may face. At some point of time it may affect us in one way or the other, whether it may be a friend or a family member or even our self.
Expert Author: Alex Sash
Medical negligence arises when the care provided by a health professional falls below what is regarded as an acceptable standard and causes an injury. To successfully prosecute a clinical negligence claim it is therefore necessary for a Claimant to prove firstly that a mistake has been made, and secondly the full extent of the consequences of that mistake.
Expert Author: Joseph Hanoa
Medical malpractice is a category of personal injury law. A personal injury occurs when the actions or negligence of another causes injury to your person, property, reputation or rights. You wouldn't have sustained the injury if it hadn't been for the action or negligence of the other party. An injury is defined as a wrong or damages. This situation obviously applies to medical malpractice.
Expert Author: Jack Xander
Though there are many factors in choosing a good attorney in a medical malpractice case, one of the trickiest is whether to choose a lawyer who works on contingency, that is, on contingency of a recover, or one who charges by work on an hourly basis.
Expert Author: Stefan Rockhaus
There are so many cases that we get to read about where the patient had to suffer because of wrong diagnosis and treatment - things such as a left leg being amputated instead of right leg, or wrong kidney operation, wrong eye operation or being treated for flu when it was something else.
Expert Author: Dave Carter
Attending the doctor is no fun, particularly if your visit is because of a particular complaint, rather than a timely check up. The only thing that makes the whole thing less scary or uncomfortable is that we are, at least, placing ourselves in the hands of skilled professionals, who have our best interests at heart.
Expert Author: Gage Killian
Medical Malpractice is a serious issue. Every day people get improper treatment resulting in numerous negative outcomes. The medical society has sworn an oath to provide the best medical care to their patients.
Expert Author: Sara Ellis RN, BSN
The number of disciplinary actions for practice related issues such as failure to assess or intervene, documentation errors and medication errors for RNs has risen significantly in the last five years. This article provides an understanding of the elements of medical malpractice nurses need to know.
Expert Author: Roger Overanout
First, lets make one thing clear, the vast majority of patients do not experience any form of Medical Malpractice. In fact the error rate seems to only be between 5 to 80 errors per 100,000 visits to medical practitioners. That not withstanding if you are one of those who become a victim of Medical Malpractice your error rate is 100 per cent.
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