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The elements of a medical malpractice case are often complex

In our previous blog post, we discussed a doctor's duty of care. This isn't the only thing that comes into the picture when there is a medical malpractice issue affecting your family. Another factor is the standard of care. Did the patient get care that meets the standard that another prudent doctor with the same training and information would order?

Don't let a doctor's status stop you from filing a legal claim

Medical malpractice in all forms can injure or kill. There isn't any good reason why a medical professional should ever act in a negligent or purposeful manner that will harm a patient. Unfortunately, not all doctors care for their patients in the ways they should.

Infections related to urinary catheters are serious

People who have urinary catheters face some serious risks of infection. It is imperative that the catheter is handled in a sanitary manner and that proper procedures are followed. For people who are new to this type of intervention and those who are in the hospital might not know what to look for when they are having this procedure done.

Doctor who blew the whistle on power morcellator problems dies

The doctor who fought hard to end the procedure that led to her having cancer has died. She was only 44 years old when cancer took her life. She was one of the women who was stricken by leiomyosarcoma of the uterus after she had a procedure that used the power morcellator.

What is happening with medical malpractices claims recently?

People who are injured by a medical professional might choose to seek compensation for the damages they suffered. This isn't a ploy to get rich quick. Instead, it is a way to help get the financial means to pay for things that you need but didn't prepare for because you never expected to get hurt by a medical professional.

Duty of care matters in medical malpractice cases

Many medical malpractice cases are based on claims that a patient didn't receive the proper care. In the medical industry, there is a standard of care that must be met for each case. However, a doctor isn't always required to treat people up to that level. There are some instances in which a doctor doesn't actually owe a person any care.

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