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Medical Malpractice

January 20, 2023

Which Doctors are Sued Most Often and Why?

Doctors are sued by patients for malpractice for a number of reasons, and the American Medical Association (AMA) says that one in three physicians has been sued. More than one in three physicians—34%— have had a medical liability lawsuit filed against them at some point in their careers, according to the AMA’s Division of...
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What is Patient Safety?

Patient safety means the way in which hospitals, clinics, physicians, nurses, and other healthcare organizations and professionals protect their patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. Statistics show that every year, one out of every 25 patients develops an infection that didn’t have to happen while in the hospital. A Medicare patient has a...
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November 21, 2022

The Michigan Model

In a typical medical malpractice lawsuit, a patient claims that they have been injured because of the actions or inactions of a medical professional. The patient who alleges negligent medical malpractice must prove four elements: (1) a duty of care was owed by the medical professional; (2) the medical professional violated the applicable standard...
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October 14, 2022

WXYZ 7 Action News Detroit: Ascension Hospital Aware of Dr. Malviya’s Unnecessary Procedures, but Patients Weren’t Told

Longtime Michigan gynecological oncologist Dr. Vinay Kumar Malviya recently settled a $775,000 civil lawsuit with the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) after being accused by physicians, former patients, state regulators, and the DOJ of putting countless women at risk of needless complications by performing unnecessary procedures, including radical hysterectomies and administering excessive cycles of chemotherapy....
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October 10, 2022

Breast Cancer and Medical Malpractice Claims

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s held in to promote screening and prevention of the disease, which affects one in eight women in the United States every year and 2.3 million women worldwide. Breast cancer is a disease in which malignant cells form in the tissues of the breast. It’s estimated that 287,500...
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