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March 16, 2014

A Look at Medical Malpractice In the United States

Medical mistakes often leave victims severely injured or unable to enjoy their lives. American law allows these parties to sue for negligence or wrongful death, and collect compensation in the form of financial settlements or judgments. The following article provides a brief overview of the medical malpractice system throughout the United States. Widespread Problem Medical …

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March 16, 2014

Understanding the Dangers of Medication Errors

Mistakes in administering, prescribing, and dispensing medications injure more than one million people per year in the United States. Even more distressing is the fact that most of these medication errors are preventable. Luckily, you can help reduce your risk of suffering a medication error by taking an active role in your health care. Learn …

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March 12, 2014

What Is the Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice Claims In New York?

Each state limits the amount of time that can pass between a medical error and a resulting malpractice lawsuit. The goal of this is to give medical providers peace of mind that old patients will not suddenly decide to sue decades later. In New York State, the law is that victims and their families only …

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March 8, 2014

How Will the Affordable Care Act Affect Medical Malpractice Suits?

Though it may seem unlikely, the new requirements outlined in the Affordable Care Act may actually increase the number of medical malpractice suits in the next few years. Critics to the ACA claim that this increase in demand will deplete the healthcare system’s resources, leading to more hospital and doctor errors. Decreasing medical malpractice suits …

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March 7, 2014

Reasons Why a Medical Malpractice Claim Might Not Succeed

Individuals who have suffered injuries or complications from a medical procedure gone awry should know that they may have a legal right to sue the at-fault doctor or hospital. However, not all claims for relief result in financial awards. Sometimes these legal actions fail before making it in front of a judge and jury. These …

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February 26, 2014

Why Is It Important to Seek Representation for a Medical Malpractice Case?

Winning a medical malpractice case requires a thorough understanding of the law as well as working knowledge of medical practices. Not only do you need to file the correct legal forms on time, but you also need to secure expert witnesses to testify on medical concepts, helping prove that the health care provider in your …

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February 18, 2014

The Proactive Patient’s Guide to Quality Healthcare [INFOGRAPHIC]

What is your most precious commodity? If you’re like most people, it is your health and the health of those you love. Many people enter the medical system—the system that cares for your valuable health—and simply assume that they are always in good hands. In reality, mistakes can and do happen in the medical environment, …

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February 17, 2014

Simple Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease

Claiming around 600,000 victims every year, heart disease is the number one cause of death among Americans. Perhaps the most tragic aspect of this statistic is that many of these deaths can be prevented. By making a few lifestyle changes, you can reduce your risk of heart disease and increase your lifespan. Quit Using Tobacco …

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February 15, 2014

A Look at Cancer Misdiagnosis

Even though drug errors and wrong-site surgery cases seem to receive a lot of attention, misdiagnosis is more common than both of these types of medical errors, according to The Washington Post . In fact, missed, incorrect, or delayed diagnoses affect between 10 and 20 percent of cases. Misdiagnosis can lead to delayed treatment, a …

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February 6, 2014

Patient Safety Awareness Week 2014

Many people place the responsibility of patient safety solely on the shoulders of medical professionals. While doctors and nurses have a great responsibility to provide the best care possible, it’s up to everyone in healthcare to ensure the safety of the patient—including the patient! We all want to avoid medical negligence and one of the …

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