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What Is a Cardiac Stent?

Cardiac stents are small devices used to open narrow or blocked arteries. Coronary arteries, where …

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What Is the Indiana Patient’s Compensation Fund?

If you have been injured due to the negligence of a healthcare professional, you may …

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How Long Does a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Take?

If you or a loved one were harmed due to an act of negligence on …

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How Often Does Medical Malpractice Occur?

Medical malpractice—when a patient suffers harm due to the negligence of a healthcare professional—covers a …

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What Are Life Care Plans?

Life care plans are dynamic and well-researched documents used to plan for the current and …

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What Are Never Events?

Never events are, as their name implies, medical events that should never happen. These events …

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What Causes Surgical Fires?

When you or someone you love is preparing to undergo surgery, you are probably worried …

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What Is Medical Misdiagnosis?

When you are sick, hurt, or suffering from health complications, you go to a doctor …

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What Are Common Radiology Errors?

Have you ever had an X-ray, MRI, CT scan, ultrasound, PET scan, or mammogram? If …

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When Should I Get a Second Opinion?

Making major healthcare decisions can be overwhelming and frightening. In addition to deciphering medical jargon, …

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What Questions Should I Ask Before (and After) Surgery?

As a patient, you have the right to be informed about any medical procedure or …

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How Do Medical Review Panels Work in Indiana?

You want to file a medical malpractice case. You have consulted with an attorney, gathered …

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What Is Standard of Care in Medical Malpractice?

You may have come across the term “standard of care” while researching medical malpractice lawsuits. …

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Why Do Medical Malpractice Claims Go Unexplored?

Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare professional—a doctor, pharmacist, nurse, hospital, or other—causes harm to …

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Who Can Be Sued in a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

Medical malpractice lawsuits are complex and often involve several parties. Doctors are not the only …

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Has Your Colorectal Cancer Been Misdiagnosed?

Colorectal or intestinal cancers occur in the lower part of the digestive system, either in …

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Could My Cancer Have Been Misdiagnosed?

When you set foot into a hospital, the last thing you should have to think …

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What Is Hospital Negligence?

When you seek medical care at a hospital, you expect that the doctors, nurses, and …

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Is There a Time Limit to File a Medical Malpractice Claim?

Medical malpractice cases are challenging. Due to the nature of medicine, there are many factors …

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What Is Surgical Malpractice?

Surgery can be frightening for patients, even for simple procedures. While surgeons and other healthcare …

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What Is Medical Malpractice Law?

When medical malpractice attorneys proceed with a case, they have two main goals in mind: …

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Do Doctors Lose Their License After a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

No, a medical malpractice lawsuit does not directly affect the status of a doctor’s medical …

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What Exactly Does a Medical Malpractice Lawyer Do?

Have you been injured or neglected by a medical professional? Medical malpractice law can be …

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How Do I Know If I Have a Medical Malpractice Case?

When patients are injured because of neglect or substandard care by a medical professional, they …

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Can Medical Malpractice Be a Crime?

It’s extremely rare for medical malpractice to become criminal. When physicians do face criminal charges, …

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Is My Doctor Liable If My Medical Procedure Has a Bad Outcome?

A bad outcome from a medical procedure may not qualify for medical malpractice. There’s a …

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Can I Sue My Doctor for Malpractice If I Have a Preexisting Condition?

Yes, you can file a medical malpractice lawsuit if you have a preexisting condition. With …

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What Does Medical Malpractice Mean?

Medical malpractice occurs when a patient is harmed by a doctor, nurse, or other medical …

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Can I Still Sue My Doctor for Malpractice If I Signed a Consent Form?

If a consent form was properly explained and signed, it is unlikely that you can …

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What Does Medical Malpractice Insurance Cover?

Medical malpractice insurance—also called medical professional liability insurance—is a special kind of professional liability insurance …

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How Does Medical Malpractice Work in Emergency Situations?

There are special medical malpractice rules for mistakes that occur in an emergency room (ER). …

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Do I Sue My Doctor or the Hospital for Medical Malpractice?

Hospital stays aren’t necessarily going to be comfortable or easy. They should, however, leave you …

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Does Having Insurance Affect My Settlement Amount in a Medical Malpractice Case?

Yes, your settlement amount may be affected if insurance covers all or part of your …

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Can I File a Malpractice Lawsuit Against Someone Who Isn’t a Doctor?

Yes, you can file a lawsuit against someone who isn’t a doctor. Any licensed healthcare …

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Can I Reopen a Medical Malpractice Case After It Has Been Settled?

No, medical malpractice cases cannot be reopened once they’ve been settled. Once a settlement is reached, both …

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What Is Informed Consent?

Medical treatments and procedures have many potential benefits and can be used to treat ailments, …

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