medical malpractice

What Types of Doctors Face the Worst Malpractice Suits?

Medical errors and medical negligence are more common than many people realize. About one-half of medical providers have been or will be sued for medical malpractice. Malpractice spans all health care practices, including general practice, specialties, nursing homes, and hospitals.  Victims of medical malpractice may be entitled to compensation for the damages caused by negligent…

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What Are The Most Common Causes Of Medical Errors?

Medicine of any kind is a serious endeavor that requires patience and extreme care. Healthcare professionals, from doctors and nurses to medical specialists of all kinds, spend years receiving their education and training. And yet, avoidable medical errors still happen. Why? Understanding the most common causes of medical errors will help you and your attorney…

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How Common Are Breast Cancer Misdiagnoses?

Given the seriousness of cancer, most people imagine that doctors, radiologists, and other healthcare professionals invariably take every precaution possible to diagnose cancer. While many of them do take pains to help their patients, cancer is astonishingly a frequently misdiagnosed disease. Breast cancer in particular is often misdiagnosed, putting the lives of countless women at…

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Common Examples Of Illinois Hospital Negligence

Hospital negligence is not necessarily the same thing as physician negligence. Contrary to popular belief, hospitals are not always responsible for the mistakes of their doctors. That’s because many physicians are not employees of the hospital, but merely have admitting privileges. In essence, they function as independent contractors, meaning their negligence may not be the…

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The Most Common Causes Of Surgical Errors

Surgeons are tasked with some of the most dangerous and life-threatening work in the world, operating on their patients. Unfortunately, not all surgeons perform their duties with the level of diligence that’s expected and required of them. Even if the surgical error doesn’t prove fatal, it could mean a lifetime of significant and irreversible injuries….

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Blaming the Patient: A Common Defense Tactic In Medical Malpractice Cases

During a medical malpractice case, you might assume that the healthcare practitioner will focus mainly on defending themselves from liability. Surprisingly, defendants are turning the tables on malpractice victims by blaming them for the errors. Cases like these are why you can’t afford to have an inexperienced attorney. You need the aggressive medical malpractice lawyers…

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When Medical Malpractice Causes Burn Injuries

Burns can be traumatic and painful, and they often arise as a result of defective products or personal injuries. But what happens if your burn injury was the result of medical malpractice? Holding the practitioner or facility liable can be far more difficult due to the deep pockets involved. You can count on the dedicated…

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