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Category: Medical Malpractice

How Can I Find My Doctor’s Medical Malpractice History?

Nobody is perfect. However, when a doctor or a surgeon makes a mistake, the consequences can be devastating. It’s important that you are comfortable with your doctor. Looking up his or her history of medical malpractice complaints can either put your mind at ease or save you from potential disaster. How to Find a Doctor’s [ Read More ]

Medical Malpractice Lawsuits During the Coronavirus Pandemic

In February 2020, the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a declaration under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREP Act). This declaration is pursuant to Section 319F-3 of the Public Health Service Act. It protects medical professionals from civil liability related to COVID-19 treatment. In emergency situations, medical professionals must do [ Read More ]

What Types of Damages Can Be Recovered in a Medical Malpractice Case?

Medical malpractice happens when a medical facility or professional harms a patient due to neglect or an error. In some cases, the injury is serious enough to cause a lasting medical condition. When this occurs, patients often pursue legal action to secure compensation. This can help them cover expenses that arise from their injury or [ Read More ]

Can Doctors Still Practice If They Have Felony Records?

What if you found out that your doctor had a felony on his or her record involving medical malpractice and prescription drug abuse? That question is not just a hypothetical one for some people. Recently, two doctors with felony records had their medical licenses restored. One of the doctors got his license back after losing [ Read More ]

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3 Common Medical Malpractice Errors

When a patient is harmed by a doctor that doesn’t give appropriate health care treatment, the patient could sue for medical malpractice. Filing these cases, however, can be far more complicated than say a car accident claim. In some cases, multiple medical staff can interact with a patient, making it difficult to figure out who [ Read More ]

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