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Medical Malpractice

June 18, 2024

What States Have the Most Medical Malpractice?

Did you know that 513,270 malpractice reports were made to a national database in the past 10 years? RP Legal Group examined the number of reports in a state per 100,000 residents. Researchers looked at more than 500,000 adverse action reports (AARs) across the U.S. in the past decade. Adverse action reports are what...
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May 2, 2024

“You Should Kick My A**,” Doctor Says in Med Mal Case

A surgeon in Kentucky allegedly told a patient’s family. “Kick my a**, I deserve it" after complications led to severe blood loss. Dr. Oon Leedhanachoke made that statement or words to that effect after a 2015 lumpectomy that resulted in neurological issues for the patient, Christine Smith. A wire used for a chemotherapy port...
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What’s the Difference Between Criminal Law and Civil Law?

That’s a good question. Criminal law deals with crime and the legal punishment of criminal offenses. Some examples are theft, assault, robbery, trafficking in controlled substances, and murder. A defendant who’s found guilty is punished by incarceration and/or fines. Crimes are broken down into two categories—felonies and misdemeanors. On the other hand, civil law...
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March 4, 2024

2024 Michigan Limits on Non-Economic Damages for Medical Malpractice Claims

Personal injury victims should understand the caps that Michigan law places on the award of non-economic damages. That’s an award for “pain and suffering.” As a patient may suffer an injury or worsened medical conditions that’s not tangible. That makes it hard to assign a financial value to them. What are Non-Economic Damages? Non-economic...
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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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