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Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death Claims Of those medical malpractice claims filed each year in the United States, nearly 35 percent of all claims arose out of surgical procedures. Neurosurgery has the highest rate of malpractice claims, encompassing nearly 20 percent of claims overall, and cardiovascular surgery encompasses almost another…

Medical Malpractice Cases Benefit From Expert Witness Testimony Medical malpractice cases involve technical explanations of complicated scientific concepts. They also involve speculation about what a doctor should have done, and whether another doctor would have made the same choices in similar circumstances. For these reasons, a medical malpractice case is often…

What’s the definition of medical malpractice? Malpractice, according to a leading legal dictionary, is: “The tort committed when a professional fails to properly execute their duty to a client.” (Tort is a legal term meaning “an act or omission that gives rise to injury or harm to another and amounts to…

As humans, we make mistakes. Nobody is perfect. But when you’re a doctor, a mistake can cost patients a limb or their lives. As such, the law allows patients to hold doctors accountable for these mistakes. However, it’s not as simple as making a claim, the doctor admitting his or…

What Makes a Good Medical Malpractice Attorney? One word sums up how many victims of medical malpractice feel: betrayed. A doctor they trusted to heal their pain instead made it worse. A doctor they believed could diagnose their illness instead treated them for a non-existent condition. A doctor they felt…

Florida Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations Like many states, Florida has laws that treat legal actions for medical malpractice differently from other kinds of personal injury lawsuits. The procedures and deadlines set forth in the Florida Comprehensive Medical Malpractice Reform Act, first enacted in 1985 and since amended, create numerous…