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Am I the Victim of Diagnostic Error?

When you are sick, you go to the doctor for a diagnosis and proper treatment. If your doctor fails to properly diagnose you, you may end up sicker than you were before your visit. In such cases, you may be entitled to monetary compensation for your physical pain and suffering, emotional and mental distress, loss of wages, and anything else caused directly by the diagnostic error. Common Types of Diagnostic Errors A diagnostic error is a misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis or a failure to diagnose the disease or illness causing a patient’s medical problems. If you have believe that you...

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Steps to Take When Pursuing a Medical Malpractice Claim

We often take our good health for granted – until something happens. When we come down with a serious illness or suffer a life altering injury, it can turn our world upside down. Doctors and other healthcare professionals can make mistakes that sometimes cause a patient to suffer further injuries and a worsened condition. When this happens, a patient may want to pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit. Pursuing these types of cases can be complicated. Consulting with an experienced New York medical malpractice is the best option. However, below are some steps you should initially consider taking to protect...

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Am I the Victim of Medical Malpractice?

You seek medical care to prevent illnesses or get treatment for an existing medical condition. Unfortunately, some healthcare professionals do not uphold their standards of care, resulting in injury or death to their patient. In such cases, the injured patient may be entitled to monetary compensation for their medical bills, loss of wages, pain and suffering, emotional damages or any other out of pocket costs they may incur as a result of the medical negligence. Have I Been the Victim of Medical Malpractice? Determining whether you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice is not...

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Determining Whether You Have a Cruise Ship Medical Malpractice Claim

In order to determine whether you have a valid medical malpractice claim against a cruise line, it is best to immediately seek the legal advice of an experienced New York cruise ship medical malpractice attorney. However, you can initially consider the following important questions: Did the medical staff diagnose you incorrectly? Did you experience pain or injury after receiving medical care onboard the ship? Did your symptoms worsen during the cruise? Did you require emergency hospitalization? If you are injured or get sick while onboard a cruise, you will have no choice but to rely heavily on the cruise...

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Are Cruise Lines Liable for Medical Malpractice?

Cruise ships are meant for fun and travel. However, passengers on cruise ships are just as prone to getting injured as they are on land. Regardless of what caused the accident, today’s cruise ship passengers expect competent medical care from the onboard doctors and nurses. A cruise line company may be liable for cruise ship medical malpractice if their healthcare professionals provide substandard care to passengers. The History of Why Cruise Lines Could Not Held Responsible for Medical Malpractice For more than a century, passengers could not sue a cruise line for medical malpractice while on board a ship...

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