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Medical Malpractice

December 21, 2023

The Risks of Electronic Health Records

By now, we’ve all seen our doctors with a PC or tablet during our appointments and in the hospital using electronic health records (EHRs). But can you trust electronic health records, and is the information in EHRs accurate? Although there are clear benefits to using EHRs, there are also common dangers of electronic health...
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The Importance of Getting a Second Opinion

“I’d like a second opinion.” That’s all there is to it. It’s not that difficult to say. But it’s important to consider a second opinion. It’s when another healthcare provider reviews your medical records to provide you with a diagnosis and treatment recommendation. This second opinion may be the same as the initial one,...
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The Frequency and Costs of Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

About  half of physicians in the United States have been named in a medical malpractice lawsuit, and just over 50% of those doctors have been defendants multiple times. That’s what research shows from a 2023 Medscape report. Patients most frequently sue general surgeons, OB/GYNS, and orthopedic surgeons. About a third (31%) of physicians pay...
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How to Avoid Being the Victim to Hospital Mistakes

The Joint Commission, the body that accredits hospitals, reports that wrong-site, wrong-side, and wrong-patient procedures happen at least 40 times each week in the United States. Performing a procedure on the wrong side of a patient's body, performing the wrong procedure, or performing the correct procedure on the wrong patient are some of the...
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How Do I Pay a Medical Malpractice or Vehicle Accident Attorney for Time and Expenses?

Most medical malpractice and personal injury cases are handled on a contingency fee agreement. This is a fee arrangement where an attorney or firm agrees that the payment of legal fees will be contingent upon the successful outcome of the case. Typically, a contingency fee will be a percentage of the proceeds obtained by...
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