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Malpractice-Drug Injury

Drug Injuries-Off-Label Use A drug may have been approved for one use by the FDA. However doctors are allowed to prescribe the drug for other purposes. This can pose a danger. So before taking a drug you should read what … Continue reading

Malpractice Cases

What is Medical Malpractice? It is substandard care by a health care provider that injures a patient. In a malpractice action the patient must prove what is the standard of care. In addition the patient must prove a breach of … Continue reading

Medical Malpractice – Communication

Failure of Communication Failure to communicate between health care providers is a frequent cause of serious medical injury. Many hospitals use the “National Patient Safety Goals” published by the Joint Commission. This is a basic standard. These goals, referred to … Continue reading

Medical Malpractice – Informed Consent

Informed Consent The law grants to patients the right to choose whether to obtain medical treatment. It requires doctors to provide the patient correct info as to diagnosis, the nature of the proposed treatment and risks of treatment. Also alternatives … Continue reading

Diabetes Malpractice

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has standards as to the care of diabetes.  If these are complied with, they provide the means to bring the blood sugar of most diabetics under control.  Daily testing of blood sugar by the patient … Continue reading

Alzheimer’s Disease

Diagnosing Alzheimer’s A Washington Post article of October 1, 2013 stated that approximately five million people suffer from Alzheimer’s disease in the United States. Misdiagnosis is common. The disease is frequently confused with dementia.  Although the symptoms are similar, treatment … Continue reading

Preventing Medical Malpractice

Team Approach The team approach in medicine may have arrived.  In a December 2, 2012 article in The Washington Post a young doctor reported on the team approach. The team approach involves a team leader. This is the primary person … Continue reading

Orthopedics

Orthopedics are frequent players in personal injury claims. Bone or Muscle Injuries Orthopedic surgery or the general field of orthopedics deals with injuries to the bony system and to the muscles. In any serious muscle or bone injury an orthopedic … Continue reading

Ophthalmological Medical Malpractice

Eye Surgery Eye surgery is becoming more and more common as our population ages. As a result ophthalmological medical malpractice in eye surgery is more common. There are several things that may create the need for eye surgery. Ophthalmological Medical … Continue reading

Obstetric Medical Malpractice

Obstetric medical malpractice is most often seen in birth injuries . Brachial plexus and cerebral palsy are common outcomes. Also it is seen in other area of decision making. Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Vaginal birth after cesarean is on the … Continue reading

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