Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice Law governs the negligent conduct by medical professionals, such as doctors, nurses, dentists and sometimes nursing home care. A failure by a physician or health care practitioner to exercise reasonable care and which causes an injury to a patient could constitute medical malpractice. Negligence can consist both of failure to perform an act that should have been performed (such as careless errors during surgery) or failing to act (such as the failure to diagnose an obvious medical condition.) Damages due to medical malpractice can include long term effects of the injury, such as a baby that suffers permanent brain damage as a result of a negligent doctor or nurse in the delivery room.

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A medical problem known as a “stroke” occurs when the flow of blood to the brain is suddenly interrupted and brain cells die a quick death. It is an emergency medical condition that requires immediate attention. In many instances there are prior warnings that a stroke is likely to occur and...
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Anesthesia refers to the medical practice which temporarily removes bodily sensation and pain. Despite medical advances in the use of anesthesia, complications can still arise during surgery and may cause injury and sometimes death in severe cases. In some instances, these accidents could have...
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A patient who is prematurely discharged from a hospital emergency room (“ER”) can suffer severe consequences. A medical professional who acts with negligence in the course of treatment in the ER can be liable for medical malpractice. This article will help you understand and identify negligent...
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Birth injuries are the result of complications during labor and the delivery of an infant, which can cause anything from mild bruising up to and including brain damage, permanent disabilities, lifelong health problems and even wrongful death. When these injuries are the result of negligence by...
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