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Medical Malpractice

Standard of care is a factor in some medical malpractice cases

Medical professionals should meet certain standards for the care they provide for patients, but these aren't always the exact same thing. Standards of care in medicine depend on several factors. It is imperative that patients who don't think they've received care that meets applicable standards find out if they have a medical malpractice claim based on that fact. The National Guideline Clearinghouse gathers the current standards, so medical professionals can review them. But, this still isn't infallible since the standards change depending on factors like the doctor's training. Another issue...

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How can surgical mistakes be prevented?

Surgical procedures happen every day in hospitals and clinics throughout Ohio. For most individuals who undergo surgery, these procedures are routine and occur without complications. Others may suffer challenges during and after their operations, but, often, complications are part of the risk of undergoing operative treatments. For others, problems during surgery may occur when doctors and other medical professionals fail to undertake proper precautions to protect their patients from mistakes. Surgical mistakes, including wrong-site, wrong patient, and wrong procedure surgeries, happen to...

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Medical malpractice help for victims of a failure to diagnose

This blog recently discussed the serious nature of medication errors; failed diagnosis is another serious type of medical malpractice that can impact patients and their families. A failure to diagnose can lead to serious consequences for victims and can be fatal in some circumstances. Because of this, victims of a failure to diagnose are legally protected. Medical malpractice protections can help victims of a failure to diagnose, and their families, recover compensation for their physical, financial and emotional damages. A failure to diagnose can lead to the wrong treatment or no treatment...

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Legal protections for victims of medication errors

Medication errors are a serious type of medical malpractice that can cause serious harm to victims. As a result, it is essential for victims of prescription errors or other medication errors in hospitals, nursing homes or otherwise to be familiar with the legal options protecting victims of medical errors and medical malpractice. Medication can be harmful if it is not administered properly. Ways that medication errors may occur can include a failure to monitor dosages or to monitor the drug combinations of the patient properly; mislabeling of prescriptions or medication pumps; poorly written...

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Who may be liable for medical malpractice?

Liability for medical malpractice extends beyond doctors to include other types of medical care professionals, hospitals and possibly pharmaceutical companies as well. Nurses, anesthesiologists and health care facilities may also be liable for medical malpractice. Insurance companies, of course, are also commonly involved in the process of compensating victims of medical malpractice for their damages. Medical malpractice liability is important to understand because it can help injured victims recover compensation for the damages they have suffered because of a medical error, such as a...

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Legal protections for victims of surgical errors

Medical malpractice can have a tremendous impact on victims and their families. Having surgery can cause anxiety and be one of the most important experiences patients face which is why being the victim of a surgical error can be so significant. Because of the significance of surgical errors, and the harm surgical errors can cause victims, it is imperative for victims of medical malpractice and their families to be familiar with medical malpractice legal resources to help protect them. A medical malpractice claim for damages can help victims recover compensation for their physical, financial...

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What do when mean when we say a driver was negligent?

Personal injury legal resources help protect victims of negligence such as victims of a negligent driver, negligent medical care provider or negligent manufacturer. Car accident victims or other seeking compensation for their damages through a personal injury claim for damages may wonder what negligent means exactly and what it refers to. In general terms, negligence refers to careless or reckless actions and behavior that can result in accidents and harm to victims. A personal injury claim for damages is based on a claim of negligence. There are many examples of negligent behavior and...

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Medical malpractice protects victims of medication errors

Medication errors can cause serious harm to victims and are a type of medical malpractice. Medical malpractice legal resources are available to victims of any type of medical malpractice, including medication errors, and are a remedy victims of medical malpractice should be familiar with to help them with their damages suffered as a result of a medication error. Medication errors can occur in a variety of different ways. Medication errors can take place when the wrong dosage of a medication is given; when the patient's current medications and medical history are not properly taken into...

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Surgical errors and never events can harm victims

There are different types of medical malpractice and one type includes surgical errors. Any type of medical malpractice can have devastating consequences for victims, which is why they should be familiar with the legal options available to them. One study reported that 4,000 preventable mistakes occur during surgeries each year. These types of medical mistakes are referred to as never events because experts contend that they should never happen. Never events range from leaving an object in a patient's body to performing the wrong procedure on a patient or operating on the wrong part of the...

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Legal options when a loved one is killed by medical malpractice

In some instances, medical malpractice results in injuries and other types of harm to the victim but in others it can result in death. As a result, it is important for surviving family members of victims of medical malpractice to understand how wrongful death legal protections work when a loved one has been wrongfully killed because of medical malpractice. Wrongful death legal protections may be available to surviving family members when their loved one has been killed due to the negligent actions of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional. It is considered medical malpractice when a...

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