Medical Malpractice

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Death in the Ambulance: When is the EMT at Fault?

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Emergency medical technicians are one of the most critical links in the lifesaving chain when someone is experiencing a medical emergency. EMTs and paramedics have tough jobs, and what they do from the time they get to a patient to … Continue reading

What is Uterine Rupture?

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Expectant mothers hope for easy pregnancies that are free from major complications. They want to have a safe labor and a delivery that ensure their child is born healthy. Unfortunately, there are several complications that can arise during a delivery. … Continue reading

Does Hospice Malpractice Happen?

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Hospice care is important for people who need end of life care as well as their families. When a person is diagnosed with a life-ending illness or condition, that gives them months to live, the shift focuses from curing them … Continue reading

How Often Does Medical Malpractice Occur?

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Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional causes injury to their patient. Medical malpractice is not necessarily purposeful – most times, the professional being charged with malpractice is not immediately aware of where they went wrong. For instance, a doctor … Continue reading

How to File a Medical Malpractice Claim

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Medical malpractice is an unfortunate consequence of physician-related negligence. This form of personal injury is extremely dangerous because it operates solely within the healthcare realm, making patients’ nightmares about problems like improper anesthetization nearly turn into reality. When a physician, … Continue reading

What Is the Difference Between Negligence and Malpractice?

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During a medical malpractice claim in West Virginia, you may hear the term medical negligence and medical malpractice used interchangeably. The two terms, however, are not identical. They technically have two different definitions. Medical malpractice is the overarching practice area, … Continue reading

Can You Sue for Misdiagnosis of Cancer?

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When a doctor delivers a misdiagnosis of cancer, the resulting damage can be incredibly harmful. Such misdiagnoses can result in mistakenly clearing a patient of cancer, or failing to accurately diagnose cancer, allowing it to worsen. A false positive could … Continue reading

Can You Sue for Vaccine Injury?

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Vaccines protect populations from communicable diseases and bacterial infections like diphtheria, measles, and polio. Today, most children receive a range of vaccines during their first years of life to protect them from these potentially fatal diseases. While vaccines are overwhelmingly … Continue reading

What Is Anesthesia Awareness?

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In a very small fraction of medical procedures, about one or two in every 1,000, patients experience a phenomenon called anesthesia awareness in which they essentially wake up during the procedure and become aware of their surroundings, despite being anesthetized. … Continue reading

Can Doctors Legally Lie to Patients?

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Patients trust in the words and recommendations of their doctors. After all, patients seek medical attention for injuries and illnesses because they believe the medical professionals will give them honest opinions and prescribe treatments that will be in their best … Continue reading

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