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Medical Malpractice: Claims, Lawsuits and Legal Advice

Category: Medical Malpractice Basics, Medical Malpractice Introduction

Medical Malpractice is the negligence or failure on the part of a medical professional or a health care provider to meet the standards of good medical practice in the field in which he/she practices...

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Inpatient Falls: Risk, Injury and Hospital Liability

Category: hospital falls, patient monitoring, Medical Malpractice in the Hospital Setting, Medical Malpractice Injuries

Hospitals are required to care for patients and ensure that they do not suffer further injury while being treated. One of the most common causes of patient injury is a fall from bed or  chair, or on...

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What to Expect When You Go before a Workers Compensation Judge

Category: workers compensation judge, workerscompensationlawfirms.com, Workers Comp Hearing, Pennsylvania

The workers compensation system was established to ensure that both injured workers and employers can get through an injury and recovery process with as little interruption, conflict, and...

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Worker Rights Regarding the Independent Medical Exam

Category: independent medical examination, Workers' Rights, Worker Rights

There are thousands of workers injured on the job every year.  The law requires that most employers provide workers’ compensation insurance coverage to ensure that employees receive...

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MRSA: Infection, Hospital Liability and Malpractice

Category: infection, msra, Medical Malpractice in the Hospital Setting, Medical Malpractice Injuries

Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, or MSRA, is a strand of bacteria that is notoriously difficult to treat in human patients. This type of infection is sometimes transferred to patient...

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Misdiagnosis or Delayed Diagnosis of Cancer

Category: Diagram of a Medical Malpractice Case, Example Medical Malpractice Cases

Cancer is among the leading causes of death in the United States, and is expected to kill over half a million US residents in 2009. Timely discovery and treatment is critical for a cancer victim to survive. In cases where a hospital or doctor fails to...

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Pennsylvania Workers Compensation: Eligibility, Denials and Permanent Injuries

Category: workerscompensationlawfirms.com, State Workmans Comp, Pennsylvania

Workers compensation functions as a financial safety net for workers that are injured on the job. The Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Act provides coverage for all employees working...

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Inducing Labor with Pitocin: Potential Side Effects

Category: Birth-Related Medical Malpractice, Childbirth Malpractice

Pitocin is a synthetic form of the naturally occurring hormone oxytocin. It is used during some births as a means to induce or expedite labor and delivery.

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Filing a Medical Malpractice Claim in New York

Category: Medical Malpractice Statutes, Medical Malpractice Law by State, New York

Occurrences of medical malpractice are an unfortunate reality in hospitals across the country. It is no surprise that when doctors rush, or don’t keep up with the current science, they practice negligently with paperwork, test result reviews...

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Examples of Medical Malpractice

Category: Types of Medical Malpractice, Example Medical Malpractice Cases

Determining whether or not a case of medical negligence is “meritorious”, or valid in a legal sense, requires breaking down the details of the case to find out if certain required elements are present. Generally speaking, it must be shown that 1. a significant injury...

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