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What is a “Never Event?”

Everybody makes mistakes sometimes—but some mistakes are more serious than others. When a mistake in a medical setting is particularly egregious, it may be a “never event.” These are specific serious reportable events (SREs) identified by the N… Read More
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How to Avoid Becoming a Victim of Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice is never the victim’s fault. You should be able to go to a doctor, a hospital, or other provider, and trust that you will receive care that is helpful, or at least not harmful. Unfortunately, as medical malpractice attorneys, we… Read More
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Can an Alternative Medicine Practitioner be Sued for Medical Malpractice?

More and more people are broadening their idea of what constitutes appropriate treatment for health conditions. Alternative medicine practices are growing in popularity for a number of reasons: distrust of conventional medicine; a desire to focus on… Read More
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Can You Sue a Hospital for Denying Medical Treatment?

We spend a lot of time in this blog talking about when medical treatment constitutes medical malpractice. But what about when a patient is denied treatment altogether? Is a refusal to treat a patient ever considered medical malpractice, and can you s… Read More
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Should I Settle My Medical Malpractice Case or Go to Trial?

In the movies, every lawsuit that gets filed ends in a trial—usually one with a thrilling and dramatic conclusion. In real life, things don’t always work that way. In fact, the vast majority of lawsuits settle, including medical malpractice lawsu… Read More
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Expert Witnesses in Cauda Equina Syndrome Malpractice Cases

Medical malpractice cases are usually complex and often challenging to prove. The victim of the malpractice must prove, through their attorney, the elements of the case: the existence of a duty of care; a breach of the duty by the medical professiona… Read More
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Can I Sue for Medical Malpractice Without a Lawyer?

From time to time, we get asked, “Can I sue for medical malpractice without a lawyer?” It’s understandable why someone might want to: if there is no lawyer, then there are no legal fees. It’s natural to want to keep as much of your recovery a… Read More
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Ordinary Negligence vs. Medical Negligence: What’s the Difference?

When someone is injured by a lack of care in a medical facility, you might assume that they were a victim of medical malpractice—and often, you would be right. Medical malpractice, also called medical negligence, involves the breach of a duty of ca… Read More
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What is Indirect Causation, and How Do You Prove It?

In any medical malpractice case, there are four elements that a person claiming malpractice must prove in order to win. First, there must be a duty of care: this is created by the medical provider-patient relationship; doctors are obligated to abide… Read More
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When It Makes Sense to Get a Second Opinion

We’ve all heard of getting a second opinion when it comes to medical care, but we rarely do it. Let’s face it: it’s hard enough to get some people into a doctor’s office the first time around. Medical visits are time consuming, stressful, and… Read More
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