Tag archive: negligence

Suing for Negligence

Suing for negligence is not an easy task, especially since tort reform; in an attempt to protect doctors and hospitals, they’ve made it more difficult for people to lodge claims, but also in order to avoid the numerous costs of considering all the claims that are just exaggerations.

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Autism Misdiagnosis – Advantage or Disadvantage?

Autism misdiagnosis is a serious matter, because many parents whose children suffer from milder learning disabilities or behavioral and developmental disorders accept this diagnosis because it offers them more support, assistance and services from the government and local authorities.

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Misdiagnosis of ADHD – A Common Occurence

Misdiagnosis of ADHD is a common occurrence with children because the symptoms it shows can easily be mistook as manifestations of other mental illnesses; however, the parent’s inability to accept ADHD in their child may also be part of the problem.

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Types of Negligence Cases

There are numerous types of negligence cases, but those listed here are the most common; it is important to be aware of them so we can try to avoid them, or at least be able to recognize them if they occur and react in an appropriate manner.

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The Controversial Tort Reform

Tort reform is a very controversial subject, because most people feel it is a means of protecting companies and corporations, reducing people’s possibility of filing claims and of getting the right amount of compensation based directly on the gravity of the damage.

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How to Deal with Medical Error

Medical error is a preventable adverse effect that can result in the damage or injury of a patient, and which was not intentional; medical error can be minor and major, and in the latter case they can even lead to the death of the patient, or to excess injury.

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Stages of a Medical Negligence Claim

Filing a medical negligence claim is a very difficult and tedious process which can last up to three years; moreover, not all claims reach the court, especially if the patient and the accused manage to reach an understanding outside of court. Otherwise, gathering proof and preparing the case takes a long time.

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What are Medical Negligence Cases?

Medical negligence cases are those when a doctor or physician fails to offer standard care for the patient and causes damage instead; these are proven in court by showing that he or she made a breach of duty through bad decision making or bad acting, thus causing damage to the patient.

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