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Surgical Errors Occur 80 Times Per Week
Surgery

Surgical Errors Occur 80 Times Per Week

Surgical “never events” are errors that should never have happened, but take place about 80 times per week in the U.S.

When Medical Malpractice Harms Children
Pediatric

When Medical Malpractice Harms Children

Medical errors could affect your child’s health and well-being.

Birth Injury Settlement
Birth Injury

Birth Injury Settlement

In a birth injury lawsuit, compensation may be paid for the damages sustained by your baby. Often, however, in the case of a settlement or verdict, not all the financial compensation goes to your family and your child. Some of the settlement or verdict payout is distributed to the insurance companies and attorneys involved in the lawsuit.

Can I get my Medical Records?
Legal Aspects

Can I get my Medical Records?

According to federal legislation you have a legal right to obtain your medical records, whether they are kept electronically or on paper

How are Damages Determined?
Damages

How are Damages Determined?

In a medical malpractice case, general damages (non-economic damages) relate to compensation for physical suffering caused by a medical error. The severity of the suffering arising from the medical error would be taken into consideration during the trial to determine an appropriate amount of damages.

Medical Malpractice: Case Requirements and Common Types of Cases
Legal Aspects

Medical Malpractice: Case Requirements and Common Types of Cases

Medical malpractice occurs when doctors stray from the standard of care when treating or operating on patients. This negligent behavior can result in serious injury that could have been sustained at any point in the clinical process. Medical malpractice includes errors in diagnosis, treatment, after-care, and anything in between.

Medication Errors
Medication Errors

Medication Errors

When medication and drugs are prescribed and distributed, your healthcare provider has a duty to make sure that you receive the correct drug and the proper dosage of that drug. Every year, over 1.5 million people are affected by medication errors in the United States. If you’ve been injured as a result of a medication error and your healthcare provider’s negligence, you may be a victim of medical malpractice and entitled to monetary compensation related to the medication error. (link to what is medmal and how damages are determined)

Emergency Room Negligence
Emergency Room

Emergency Room Negligence

When someone is in need of emergency medical care or assistance, they typically go to the emergency room (ER) of a hospital. Emergency room negligence or malpractice refers to injuries that occurred due to a doctor’s deviation from a standard of care during emergency medical care. (link to “What is MedMal”)

Help for Medical Malpractice Victims
Victim Support

Help for Medical Malpractice Victims

If you’re a victim of medical malpractice, you're learning how to cope with a painful condition & wondering what to do when your doctor is negligent.