Stop Congress From Limiting Your Rights To Bring a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

Each year, approximately 440,000 people die in the United States as a result of some sort of medical error or negligence. We rely on our medical community to provide competent care and help us get better, not make us sicker or even cause death. Medical professionals have a legal duty to act reasonably within their professional practice. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Medical malpractice is when a healthcare professional acts outside normal behavior causing injury or death to the patient. In fact, preventable medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States. Nevertheless,...

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What Is Required To Win a Medical Malpractice Case

When you are injured, you depend on a medical professional’s experience and help to make you feel better. The last thing you expect is for the actions of that healthcare professional to make you more sick or injured. In every profession, there is room for error and mistake. However, even the smallest error or mistake in the medical profession could cost you your health or life. Most states have enacted laws that allow patients who have sustained injuries because of a failure to diagnose, a failure to provide adequate care or because of an egregious error of a healthcare...

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Choosing a Hospital: Is It a Life or Death Decision?

Going to the hospital could be a life or death decision for some patients. According to new research, patients treated at the worst hospitals are three times as likely to die as patients with the same health problem treated at the best hospitals. Yet most of us choose a hospital based on convenience or where our doctor’s practice. When you need to go to a hospital, it generally means you need some sort of serious medical care or treatment. The risk of infection and medical mistakes adds to the stress of being hospitalized. Although there are risks to getting...

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What Are Medical Malpractice Damage Caps?

Many states have passed medical malpractice “caps” in response to rising medical insurance premiums. Although you are still entitled to monetary compensation, your recovery amount is capped. The largest part of medical malpractice damages is for pain and suffering. This portion is the first place most states have limited you’re the amount of damages you can recover for medical malpractice liability. How Many States Have Capped Medical Damages? 33 States have so far capped medical malpractice compensation. Healthcare providers, insurance companies, physicians and other advocacy groups have argued that excessive malpractice claims led to increased premiums for doctors which...

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New York Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Rate Doesn’t Compare To Other States

A new study released by Zippia reveals which states have the highest and lowest amount of malpractice lawsuits against medical practitioners in 2015. In New York the medical malpractice lawsuit rate was 19.3 per 100,000 that year. Zippia used the data that based the format of this study from the National Practitioner Data Bank. The results are not what most people would have considered and are somewhat surprising. Louisiana comes first as that the state with the most medical malpractice lawsuits filed (44.1 lawsuits per 100,000 residents). It is followed by Oklahoma and Delaware with respectively 36.3 and 35.2...

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