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Chester v Afshar

Chester v Afshar is an English tort law case regarding medical negligence and the importance …

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Bolam v Friern Hospital Management Committee

Bolam v Friern Hospital Management Committee is an English tort law case based on the …

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What to Do If You Were Subjected to an Unnecessary Surgery

Unnecessary Surgery Multiple lawsuits have been initiated against three cardiologists and a hospital in Northwest …

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Barnett v Chelsea & Kensington Hospital

When a doctor or medical professional presents themselves as competent in their abilities, their patients …

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Six Reasons You Don’t Have a Medical Malpractice Case

At Wilson Kehoe Winingham, we are dedicated to restoring the lives of our personal injury …

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Correcting Errors in Medical Records

Medical records include exactly what you expect—a record of a patient’s health and medical history. …

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Examples of Anesthesia Malpractice

Anesthesia is a type of medication that prevents patients from feeling pain during surgery or …

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What Is (Probably) Not Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice laws are in place to legally protect patients who have been harmed by …

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Nerve Damage After Surgery

The nerves in your body play a crucial role in your body’s function. In fact, …

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A Surprising Connection: Premature Discharge and Medical Malpractice

The best part about a hospital stay is when you finally get to go back …

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Medical Malpractice: Myths and Facts

What do you think about when you hear the term medical malpractice? Things like rising …

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The Role of Expert Witnesses in Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Expert witnesses are key parts of many personal injury cases, including and especially medical malpractice …

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Five Things to Look for in a Medical Malpractice Attorney

When you, your child, or another member of your family has been injured by negligence …

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Blood Transfusion Errors and Injuries

Blood transfusions are a common process where a patient receives blood through an intravenous line—so …

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Unsanitary Surgical Instruments

Surgical errors—such as operating on the wrong site or leaving an object in a patient’s …

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Pulmonary Embolisms and Medical Malpractice

Pulmonary embolisms—also referred to as deep vein thrombosis or venous thromboembolism—are dangerous and require immediate …

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Seven Tips for Communicating with Your Healthcare Provider

Doctors have a responsibility to provide their patients with the best possible care, but if …

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Pharmacy Errors and Mistakes: What You Need to Know

Pharmaceutical drugs can work wonders when you’re sick or injured, both in the long-term and …

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When Chiropractic Errors Are Medical Malpractice

Chiropractic injuries are rare, but when they occur, they often have devastating consequences. If they …

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IV Infiltration Injuries and Complications

Hospital scenes in movies or on TV shows often have one thing in common: an …

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Medical Malpractice in Emergency Rooms

If you need urgent medical care, where do you go? The nearest emergency room (ER). …

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Three Times Medical Malpractice Does Not Apply

Medical malpractice refers to negligent treatment of a patient by a healthcare provider, such as …

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Gathering Evidence for Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Have you been a victim of medical malpractice? There are several steps to filing a …

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What You Need to Know About Heart Attack Misdiagnosis

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause …

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Hospital Infections: When Being in the Hospital Made Your Illness Worse

Some of the most important things that a patient needs to be aware of in …

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How to File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit in Indiana

Filing a medical malpractice claim in Indiana can be a stressful and time-consuming experience. In …

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Anesthesia: Types, Errors, and Complications

Anesthesia is a broad term for the drugs used during surgeries and painful medical procedures …

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Medical Malpractice

Indiana’s Medical Malpractice Act Finds Higher Caps and Tighter Timelines

On July 1, 2017, tweaks to Indiana’s Medical Malpractice Act (MMA) take effect. It will …

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Retained Objects During Surgery

All surgeries include some level of risk, and surgeons are not immune to human error. …

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The Ins and Outs of Surgical Malpractice

Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare professional fails to provide a standard level of care …

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When Medical Malpractice Becomes Criminal

Medicine isn’t an exact science, and neither are medical malpractice cases. In general, when a …

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How to Tell if You Have a Medical Malpractice Case

Medical professionals can make mistakes, causing harm to their patients. Certain mistakes are unacceptable, while …

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Medical Malpractice Crisis in the United States: Fact vs. Fiction

If you listen to some elected officials in Washington, you might think that there’s a …

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Four Things You Need to Prove Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice and medical negligence occur when healthcare providers fail to do everything in their …

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A Cancer Misdiagnosis Can Lead to a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

Cancer is a terrible disease, and medicine is not an exact science. Unfortunately, this can …

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How Much It Costs to Hire a Medical Malpractice Attorney

A medical malpractice lawsuit is no walk in the park. These cases are complex affairs …

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What Dollar Amount to Expect After Your Medical Malpractice Case Is Settled

If you or someone you love has been hurt as a result of medical treatment, …

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What You Need to Know About Breaches in Doctor-Patient Confidentiality

What if you found out that the information you shared during the course of medical …

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The Difference Between Medical Malpractice and Medical Negligence

Medical malpractice and medical negligence are different but very much related in that medical malpractice …

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Indiana Man Awarded $4.25 Million Medical Malpractice Judgment

A Goshen man injured on the job in 2005 finally won justice after an Indiana …

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Medical Bribery Case Snags Dozens

Earlier this summer, a massive bribery case ongoing in New Jersey rumbled along as a …

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Three Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Becoming a Medical Malpractice Victim

Medical malpractice happens when a healthcare provider fails to provide adequate care to their patient—either …

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Five Common Causes of Medical Malpractice Claims

When seeking medical treatment, a patient’s expectation is always to receive the best care. Physicians …

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The Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations in Indiana

A statute of limitations is the length of time you have to file a medical …

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Three Types of Damages Awarded in Medical Malpractice Claims

In medical malpractice cases—as well as in other types of personal injury lawsuits—damages is a …

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Data Breaches Could Constitute Medical Malpractice

How secure is your healthcare information? That’s a question a lot of people have been …

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Telemedicine Could Result in Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

With passage of a law in March of 2016, Indiana joined the list of states …

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Pressuring Hospitals to Do Better

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that it will impose financial …

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Indiana’s Medical Malpractice Damage Cap

Do you know how medical malpractice awards are handled in Indiana? You might think that …

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Choosing a New Doctor? Choose Wisely.

When you choose a doctor, what criteria do you use? If you’re like most people, …

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Missed Cancer Diagnosis Leads to Harmful Treatment

A medical malpractice case can revolve around any number of different factors. Sometimes it’s about …

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Medical Malpractice Reform Stalled for 2016

Indiana is going to have to wait a little longer for reform to its medical …

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Woman Dies After Being Forced From Hospital

In a case that shows a disturbing lack of concern for human welfare, a woman …

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Cancer Patient Wins Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

In a case her attorneys noted was largely about “accountability and responsibility,” a South Carolina …

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Understanding Indiana’s Medical Malpractice Act

Which state was the first to pass medical malpractice reform legislation in 1975? Indiana. Indiana …

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Medical Malpractice Statute Amendments

Amendments to the statutes that control medical malpractice cases in Indiana have imposed some roadblocks to filing …

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Indiana Hospitals Show Support for Raising the Medical Malpractice Cap

Currently, Indiana caps the amount a victim of medical malpractice may be awarded at just …

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Distinguishing Bad Medicine From Bad Outcomes in Medical Malpractice Claims

Medical malpractice lawyers often have to wear two hats when meeting with clients who have potential …

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Five Things You Should Know About Medical Malpractice in Indiana

Knowledge is power, as the old saying goes, and that’s certainly true about medical malpractice. …

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Medical Malpractice or Just Bad Luck?

When you have an illness, condition or injury, you will probably see a doctor for …

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Doctors Are People Too (and People Make Mistakes)

As a rule, we look up to doctors and other medical professionals. They’re smart, hardworking …

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Medical Malpractice: A Survival Guide

If you’re sick or injured, you visit a doctor and hope to feel better afterward. …

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Medical Misdiagnosis: The Right Cure for the Wrong Disease

Often, when you aren’t feeling well, you may wait for the illness to resolve itself …

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Medical Mistakes and Your Preexisting Condition

Many people may think that having a preexisting condition means that you can’t file a …

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Jury Awards Half Million Dollar Settlement in Medical Malpractice Case

Medical malpractice can take many different forms. However, a man in Vienna, VA recently won …

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Woman Awarded $1.7 Million from IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital

Medical malpractice—negligence on the behalf of a healthcare professional that causes harm to a patient—is …

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Determining If You Have a Favorable Medical Malpractice Claim

Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional makes a mistake that causes a patient harm …

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Five Questions to Ask Your Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Choosing a medical malpractice lawyer is a decision that will significantly impact the financial and …

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Indianapolis Lab Hopes to Cut Malpractice with More Accurate Testing

About once a week, Strand Analytical Laboratories finds an error with a biopsy specimen, including …

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Medical Malpractice and Concierge Medicine Providers

Concierge medicine companies advertise excellent patient care and offer same-day appointments to patients for an …

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Florida Decision Puts Cruise Ships in Liability Spotlight

When negligence occurs at a hospital, patients or their families may be entitled to compensation …

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Three Types of Medical Malpractice That May Surprise You

Medical malpractice is often equated with instances like botched surgeries or birth injuries, but it …

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California Medical Malpractice Prop 46 Includes Drug Testing for Doctors

One of the more expensive ballot initiative fights is taking place in California for the …

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How the Affordable Care Act May Affect Medical Malpractice

A June 2014 article in Insurance Journal suggested that the Affordable Care Act, by changing …

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Medical Malpractice Case Challenges Non-Economic Award Cap

A jury in Milwaukee has awarded a woman $25.3 million in a medical malpractice case …

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Rand Study: Affordable Care Act to Increase Medical Malpractice Awards

A study by the Rand Corporation on the effects of the Affordable Care Act had …

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Apologizing for Medical Malpractice Can Be Good Business

What should doctors do if they realize that a mistake has been made? Obviously, part …

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What Is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice is defined as improper, unskilled, or negligent treatment of a patient by a …

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Too Many Patients Are Injured by Preventable Surgical Mistakes

Surgeries of all types come with a risk of error. If you are preparing for …

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Hospital Negligence May Lead to Serious Fall Injuries

A Virginia jury recently awarded $3.5 million to an 87-year-old woman who was reportedly hurt …

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Increased Transparency Could Reduce Medical Mistakes

Even though an estimated 98,000 people die each year as a result of medical mistakes …

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Missouri Supreme Court Strikes Down Medical Malpractice Damages Cap

Last week, the Supreme Court of Missouri struck down a 2005 state law that limited …

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Study Reveals Wide Disparity in Costs for Appendectomy Procedures

Appendectomies are commonly performed operations, and you would expect to pay virtually the same price …

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Tort Reform and Indiana Medical Malpractice Law

Since the April 2010 Gulf oil spill, there have been discussions among the public and …

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Facts About Medical Malpractice Insurance Companies

Healthcare reform and medical malpractice have become increasingly visible issues in the current political climate. …

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Healthcare System in United States Wastes $800 Billion Annually

Thomson-Reuters released a report that indicates that the United States healthcare system wastes a staggering …

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Indiana’s Medical Malpractice Caps

A recent court decision may put Indiana’s stringent medical malpractice award limits to the test. …

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Indiana Medical Malpractice Law: An Overview

In 1975, the Indiana General Assembly passed the Indiana Malpractice Act, which defines malpractice as …

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