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Can I Sue My Doctor for Emotional Distress?

Posted in Medical Malpractice,Personal Injury on December 21, 2018

Medical malpractice is a serious violation of a patient’s right to proper care. Depending on the nature of the malpractice situation, a negligent physician could cause a patient to experience severe or permanent injuries. A patient could suffer significant emotional distress as a result of the doctor’s mistake or oversight, especially if the negligence will… read more

What Are the Chances of Winning a Medical Malpractice Suit?

Posted in Medical Malpractice,Personal Injury on December 17, 2018

A medical malpractice lawsuit can result in restitution for an injured patient’s medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. A successful lawsuit can give a patient the financial stability he or she needs to move on after a damaging medical mistake or act of negligence. Deciding whether to file a claim can… read more

What Constitutes Medical Negligence?

Posted in Medical Malpractice,Personal Injury on December 10, 2018

Medical negligence is the central issue involved in medical malpractice claims in Pennsylvania. It refers to one of four main elements a patient needs to present a claim against a physician or other healthcare provider. It is, strictly speaking, the main required legal element of a valid medical malpractice claim. Knowing what may constitute medical… read more

Can Doctors Legally Lie to Patients?

Posted in Medical Malpractice,Personal Injury on December 3, 2018

Doctors owe the highest standards of care to their patients. The medical industry controls what a doctor can and cannot do within his or her professional capacity during patient care. Part of a doctor’s professional duty is to be honest with patients. This involves specific responsibilities, such as receiving informed consent from a patient and… read more

Can You Sue a Doctor for Pain and Suffering?

Posted in Medical Malpractice on November 30, 2018

If a medical professional harms a patient due to negligence or a failure to meet the appropriate standard of care for the patient’s condition, that professional commits medical malpractice and will likely absorb liability for the patient’s damages. There are many types of damages potentially available to a plaintiff in a medical malpractice claim. Anyone… read more

How Long Do You Have to Sue a Doctor?

Posted in Medical Malpractice on November 26, 2018

A medical malpractice lawsuit is functionally a personal injury claim against a medical professional for failure to meet an acceptable standard of care, resulting in harm to a patient. Although there are many similarities between medical malpractice lawsuits and personal injury claims, there are distinct and important differences as well. It’s crucial for anyone considering… read more

Can You Sue for Misdiagnosis of Cancer?

Posted in Cancer Misdiagnosis,Medical Malpractice on November 23, 2018

Receiving an incorrect diagnosis can be an extremely damaging experience. Doctors must use an appropriate differential diagnosis process to accurately diagnose their patients. This means carefully observing a patient’s behavior and symptoms to come up with a list of possible diagnoses. Then, the doctor must use a process of elimination to determine the most likely… read more

What Is Anesthesia Awareness?

Posted in Anesthesia Errors,Medical Malpractice on October 25, 2018

Anesthesia plays a crucial role in modern medicine as it allows medical professionals to perform important and life-saving medical procedures that a patient wouldn’t be able to endure without anesthetic. Open-body surgeries, resetting broken bones, treating traumatic brain injuries, cosmetic surgery, dental surgery, and countless other medical procedures require anesthesia. Three main types of anesthesia… read more

Can You Sue for Vaccine Injury?

Posted in Medical Malpractice on October 11, 2018

Vaccines are a crucial staple of modern medicine. Vaccinations help prevent the outbreak of diseases that can cause permanent harm, even fatalities, and some vaccines have helped all but eliminate many diseases in America. Unfortunately, the potential exists for some vaccines to cause injuries, and some physicians and other healthcare professionals may cause injuries while… read more

What Is a Doctor’s Duty of Care?

Posted in Medical Malpractice on October 3, 2018

Every adult in the United States will at some point owe a duty of care to others. For example, drivers have a duty of care to other drivers and pedestrians to follow the rules of the road and operate their vehicles safely. Daycare supervisors and school faculty have a duty of care to prevent harm… read more