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Doctor errors can lead to serious problems for patients

Patients naturally hope they never have to deal with medical malpractice. While it is a good idea to feel comfortable with your doctor, make sure that you still protect yourself. Doctors are only human and can make errors that harm or even kill their patients. There are several ways that you can make sure you are getting the care you need.

Surgeon removes woman's healthy kidney during back surgery

Patients count on the surgeons that care for them to perform procedures as expected. While it is understood that there might be things that come up during the procedures that need to be addressed, patients never expect that the surgeon will do unnecessary things. Unfortunately, surgeons sometimes make errors that can be detrimental to the patient.

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.

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