Medical Malpractice News

4Oct, 2016

5 Things to Know About Medical Malpractice Today

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When it comes to Medical Malpractice, perceptions are almost always wrong. Myths and misconceptions promoted by trial lawyers hoping to gain new cases against physicians have given the general public the idea that there is some sort of medical malpractice crisis in the U.S., and that is simply not true.   Most people believe that medical malpractice premiums are skyrocketing and doctors are getting sued every time they walk in to see a patient. While this was once the case, the climate has changed, and there are 5 basic facts that […]
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16Oct, 2013

Tips for Preventing a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit – Document It!

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Over at the Monthly Prescribing Reference (MPR) website, the story is told of a doctor who was sued by a patient in a situation where there was, in fact, a less than ideal outcome, but not due to fault or malpractice on the part of the doctor or any health professional.  The MPR article uses this story to make the point that sometimes lawsuits happen wholly apart from any malpractice, because often patients believe (and are sometimes encouraged to believe by attorneys) that any adverse outcome must be someone’s fault.  They […]
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14Aug, 2013

What to Expect in a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

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While no doctor wants to think about the prospect of being sued, the reality is that many will be, and that being prepared for the process can offer real peace of mind. 42% of Physicians have faced a medical malpractice lawsuit over the course of their careers; likewise, 90% of general surgeons over the age of 55 have experienced a lawsuit. On the other hand, it is comforting to remember a few other statistics: “Fewer than 8% of medical malpractice cases ever reach a jury. About two thirds of claims are […]
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