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Understanding the Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017

How would you feel if you went through severe medical trauma only to find out that a lawsuit is nearly impossible to go through with? The person responsible for your injuries would essentially get away with everything that happened to you with nothing but a slap on the wrist. Congress is currently pushing legislation that would do this, and it could impact your ability to file a claim when you need to most.

When is a chiropractor liable?

Chiropractors are not medical doctors however when they cause injury; they are liable for the harm. State laws differ on the specifics of chiropractor liability but usually follow the same liability standard as doctors. This post will go over how you can establish liability and seek recovery for your injuries from a chiropractor.

Medical malpractice experts may be liable for unreliable reports

A common and unfortunate result in many medical malpractice suits is that they often end in dueling testimony and expert witness reports from the plaintiff and defense. The judge and jury are forced to rely on two "experts" who draw vastly different conclusions from the same situation. These "dueling" reports and testimonies confuse judges and juries. If the experts cannot agree on who is at fault, how can the jury expert draw a reasonable conclusion?

Tort reform: the solution for high healthcare costs?

Many politicians from both sides of the aisle argue that tort reform is one of the key pillars to control healthcare costs. They claim that physicians practice "defensive medicine" to protect themselves from potential medical malpractice suits. Defensive medicine occurs when doctors run additional (or extraneous) tests to stave off potential medical malpractice. Proponents of reform argue that this dramatically raises health care costs.

What defenses are available to doctors in medical malpractice cases? Part 2

If you are injured, no matter by whom, you can recover compensation by filing a lawsuit. In your lawsuit you would allege claims. Doctors, just like everyone else, are able to mount defenses to those claims. A previous post discussed the respectable minority principle and statute of limitations. This post will discuss the remaining three defenses.

Causes of medication errors

Modern medicine is a complex arena that involves nurses, doctors and medical assistants. The level of cooperation allows for hospitals to tackle extraordinarily complex medical issues but that also means that any medical team is only as good as its most careless member. This means that while medication errors are easily preventable, they are also paradoxically easy to occur. All it takes is a single mistake.

One percent of doctors account for 32 percent of claims

A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that about one percent of doctors accounted for 32 percent of paid out claims. This study was conducted over a ten year period from 2005 to 2014. It reviewed 66,426 paid claims against 54,099 doctors. This means that some doctors had multiple claims filed against them within this ten year period. This article will go over those numbers and what it means for your treatment.

What defenses are available to doctors in medical malpractice cases, pt. 1?

The best defense is a good offense. Doctors have a variety of defense tactics to delay or defeat your medical malpractice claim. Your attorney can address these issues should they pop up during your case. This article will briefly go over some of these defenses and how they may impact your case.

Medical malpractice lawsuit settled for $30 million

Doctors enjoy a special place in American society. It is one of the few professions in which patients and families wholeheartedly trust. It is a tremendous amount of pressure.Recently in Illinois, A young boy born in 2009 with a leaky esophagus and several other conditions, none of which were life threatening, received medical treatment from several doctors ? including the one that is the subject of this article.

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