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What do patients file medical malpractice claims for?

Instances of medical malpractice are increasing across the United States. It's believed that increased demand for medical services can be blamed for this. As more demands are placed on the health care system, physicians and other medical providers become stressed and overworked. The extreme pressure that they're under can have a significant impact on the quality of care that they can provide their patients with.

Could data breaches affect patient care in hospitals?

When you go to the doctor, you likely go with some basic expectations. You probably expect the facilities to be clean and the physicians to be qualified, for instance. You likely also expect that any information you share with your doctor will be documented properly and kept safe.

What do the courts consider medical malpractice?

Proving that your doctor engaged in medical malpractice is not easily done. There are many circumstances that may lead to a patient's medical condition declining that have little to do with a doctor's misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of them. Surgical complications often occur in instances in which a procedure is relatively new or overly complex. In both of the aforementioned situations, medical malpractice may not be at play.

Medical errors: 3rd leading cause of death of Americans

Doctors are only human and can make mistakes, but there are instances in which those mistakes aren't harmless. Errors by medical professionals are the third leading cause of death of Americans. This shocking statistic is a call to action for all adults who receive medical care in this country.

Medical malpractice lawsuit: what do you have to prove?

Imagine that you go into your doctor's office for a routine appointment, and it is discovered that you need to go through a medical procedure to alleviate a medical condition that you have developed. But when you get the procedure done, it is quickly discovered that they made a mistake during the procedure and you will have to go through more surgery and accrue more medical costs as a result of the mistake.

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