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Medical Malpractice

When Is Misdiagnosis Considered Medical Malpractice?

The proper diagnosis of an illness or disease allows patients to undergo the proper treatment, so they can recover from the illness. Unfortunately, misdiagnoses occur at a frightening rate, with an estimated 10 to 20 percent of all cases being misdiagnosed,… Read More

Do I Have a Medical Malpractice Case?

Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional’s action or inaction results in substandard treatment and causes injury to the patient. It is important to note, however, that simply because you did not get the outcome you intended from medical… Read More

Medical Malpractice Tort Reform Bill Narrowly Passes House

On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passed House Bill 1215, known as the Protecting Access to Care Act, which will strip patients and nursing home residents of their right to hold hospitals, health care providers and nursing homes… Read More

Statute of Limitations and Other Medical Malpractice Laws in Connecticut

Are you preparing to file a medical malpractice claim? There are several Connecticut medical malpractice laws that you need to review before you file a lawsuit. These laws cover everything from deadlines for filing claims to things you must prove before… Read More

New Studies Dispute Need for Medical Malpractice Tort Reform

On Monday, Americans for Insurance Reform (AIR), a project from the Center for Justice & Democracy, published two studies about the medical malpractice insurance industry. These studies undermine arguments about the need for tort reform, which has been… Read More

Retired Surgeon Admits to Lying Under Oath in Medical Malpractice Case

Dr. Lars Aanning, a retired surgeon, recently wrote a column in The Yankton County Observer in which he admitted that he lied under oath to protect a partner who was on trial for medical malpractice nearly 20 years ago. When Aanning was called as a witness… Read More

Health Authorities Investigating Reports of Surgery Performed on Wrong Patient

In a shocking case of potential surgical malpractice, the Massachusetts Department of Health is investigating a surgeon at Worcestor's St. Vincent Hospital who has been accused of removing a kidney from the wrong patient. Tenet Health, which owns the… Read More

Electronic Hand Hygiene Monitoring Reduces MRSA Infection Rates

Research from a new study shows that the use of an electronic hand hygiene monitoring system reduced the number of hospital-acquired infections in one healthcare system by 42 percent. Investigators at the Greenville Health System in Greenville, SC, analyzed… Read More

Few Doctors Responsible for Large Portion of Medical Malpractice Claims

One percent of physicians are tied to nearly a third of all paid U.S. malpractice claims, according to a recent Stanford study. Study results showed that this group of doctors have traits in common regarding age, gender, area of practice, and prior claims… Read More

New Study Suggests Medical Errors are the Third Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.

A recent study published in the British Medical Journal has revealed that medical errors at healthcare facilities and hospitals could be considered the third leading cause of death in the United States. These errors lead to approximately 251,000 deaths… Read More