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Why Does Malpractice Occur?

Medical malpractice lawsuits are fairly common in the United States. According to the Medical Malpractice Center, there are about 19,000 suits filed against doctors and other health care providers each year. These lawsuits are a result of a health care provider to provide appropriate treatment or to take appropriate action. The negligence involved in these [...]

By | June 19th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Why Does Malpractice Occur?

The Importance of an Annual Physical

Unfortunately, many people think that a yearly annual exam isn’t really necessary, especially when they think they are in good health. But, the truth is that nearly one-third of Americans who have a chronic disease are totally unaware of it. In fact, seven out of every 10 deaths in the US is due to chronic [...]

By | June 6th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on The Importance of an Annual Physical

Malpractice in Sports Medicine

The very nature of sports means that athletes typically need to see a medical professional more often than the average person. Whether they are obtaining care for an injury or simply ensuring they are healthy and well enough to continue playing, athletes of all ages are frequently in the physician's chair. Unfortunately, with more exposure [...]

By | May 31st, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Malpractice in Sports Medicine

Mental Health Awareness Month: How to Get the Most Out of Your Psychiatry Visit

If you’re seeing a psychiatrist, you’re there to get professional help. It’s important that you’re honest and verbalize your complaints. Psychiatrists are not telepathic, and there are no blood tests for mental health issues like bipolar, depression and schizophrenia. It’s up to you to tell the truth about your symptoms instead of modifying the narrative. [...]

By | May 17th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Mental Health Awareness Month: How to Get the Most Out of Your Psychiatry Visit

Malpractice In Cancer Treatment

Cancer treatment generally includes radiation treatment or chemotherapy treatment, and these two treatments are destructive to the human body. The treatment can be as awful as cancer itself. Often, there are unpleasant side effects, such as nausea, vomiting, and loss of appetite are common. If not done right, chemotherapy and radiation treatment can lead to [...]

By | April 24th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Malpractice In Cancer Treatment

Your Hospital Bill: What Is Tax Deductible?

When tax season rolls around, one of the top priorities on your to-do list should be tax deductions. And if you’ve spent any time in the hospital or paid other medical bills, there are a treasure trove of deductions. Many people don’t know whose medical bills are deductible. Hospital bills, medical expenses, and dental bills [...]

By | April 10th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Your Hospital Bill: What Is Tax Deductible?

The Value of a Medical Expert Witness in Court

Trying a medical malpractice case is much more than letting the facts speak for themselves. Every medical malpractice trial involves real people with a very real story. And expert medical witnesses play an important role in telling the story. They are worth their value in gold. Credibility and Persuasion An expert medical witness has a [...]

By | March 20th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on The Value of a Medical Expert Witness in Court

Malpractice in the Delivery Room

Birth-related medical malpractice can occur in the delivery room when a doctor or other medical staff fails to use reasonable care that causes injury to the child or mother. Possible delivery room errors include Caput succedaneum cephalohematoma, Erb’s palsy, hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy and brachial plexus injuries. All of these birth injuries can be traumatic. How These [...]

By | March 6th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Malpractice in the Delivery Room

What To Do If You Lose a Malpractice Case

If you lose your malpractice suit via jury verdict or directed verdict, can you get a new trial? Can you appeal? The answer is yes, but it’s an uphill battle. Getting a New Trial There is a procedure for a new trial if you lose the first time around, just don’t get your hopes up. [...]

By | February 26th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on What To Do If You Lose a Malpractice Case

What It Takes to be a Medical Expert Witness

Becoming a medical expert witness varies depending on the state jurisdiction. Some states require a physician to have active clinical experience while other states will allow volunteer work to be sufficient. For example, in Florida, “ the physician must comply with Florida Statute 766.102, Qualification of Expert Witnesses. The relevant portions of that statute state [...]

By | February 6th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on What It Takes to be a Medical Expert Witness