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Top Injuries Associated with Medical Malpractice Claims

2019-02-11T06:19:49+00:00February 11th, 2019|Categories: Medical Malpractice|Tags: , , , , , , |

How often do injuries caused by medical malpractice occur, and what are the top injuries that are usually sustained? A hospital in Florida made headlines in 1995 for a case of malpractice where a healthy leg was taken off. A series of errors led to this happening, but the surgeon had his license suspended while the hospital lost accreditation temporarily. The claim settled for $1.5 million and hospitals all over the nation decided to put new procedures into place so that they would not make the same mistake. Top Injuries Associated with Malpractice Claims The leading injury that people sue over for malpractice is death. Making up 26%, this is the top injury sustained. Coming in second is having a major physical injury to the brain and spine at 15%. Following that up with [...]

What Damages Are You Entitled To In a Medical Malpractice Case?

2017-11-07T21:54:17+00:00January 5th, 2017|Categories: Criminal Lawyer, Medical Malpractice|Tags: |

When it comes to your medical history, are you eligible for damages in a court of law when it comes to medical malpractice? Medical malpractice unfortunately is more common than you think. You are actually probably just as likely to get into a car accident as you are to experience malpractice as a patient when you are sick. Don't think that the numbers when it comes to injury and death from malpractice are that high? Up to 98,000 deaths of individuals were caused as a direct result of medical errors. This comes according to research published by the Institute for Medicine in 1999. These errors were common and routine enough to cause over a million injuries in the U.S. every single year. Yes, you heard that right. Over a million injuries. So if [...]