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Posts tagged "negligence"

What should I do if I'm a victim of medical malpractice?

We have covered a lot of medical malpractice issues on this blog. Those posts might have some of our readers wondering what they should do if they feel they have been the victims of medical malpractice. There are several steps you should take if you feel that your medical professional didn't treat you in accordance with the accepted standard of care.

Medical malpractice statistics and facts

In one of last week's posts, we discussed some of the basics of medical malpractice. We know that our Washington, District of Columbia, readers might want to know more about medical malpractice. There are some facts about medical malpractice that some of our readers might not know.

What are some common medical malpractice questions?

When you're looking into filing a medical malpractice claim in Washington, D.C., you need to understand several things. First of all, you need to be able to prove that medical negligence, abuse or malpractice took place. This can be done with the help of other doctors in the field and by showing your medical information to the courts. Once you think you're ready to head to court, consider these commonly asked questions.

Truck accident results in injuries for 1 in Washington, D.C.

According to an article from Jan. 5 out of Washington, D.C., a food truck was the cause of an accident that took place in a parking garage in Northwest D.C. This accident resulted in the injury of one person, the report indicated.

Joan Rivers: Selfies, procedure deviations, medical malpractice?

The recent death of Joan Rivers has brought up some important questions that might never be answered. When the comedienne went in for an endoscopy, she likely didn't expect that she would never wake up again. One thing led to another in that doctor's office, and Rivers ended up in cardiac arrest. The question of medical negligence or medical malpractice has come up, but it isn't clear if or when the determination about those issues will come. The three issues might be of interest to our Washington, District of Columbia, readers.

Know your rights for medical malpractice cases

For anyone who has a medical ailment, going to the doctor for a diagnosis and treatment is usually one of the first things that comes to mind. If you sought treatment from a medical professional and didn't get the diagnosis or treatment plan you needed, your thoughts might turn to the "what ifs." What if the missed diagnosis made your ailment worse? What if the incorrect treatment plan leads to lasting harm? What if the inappropriate prescription caused more harm than good?

Physician assistants, patient care and medical malpractice

With the ever-changing health care field, it should come as no surprise that patients might start to notice differences when they go to the doctor's office. One of those changes might be that you never actually see the doctor. If you are wondering exactly how that will happen, you aren't alone. Readers of our blog from Washington, District of Columbia, might find this new trend interesting.

Truck accident kills Turnpike worker, pronounced dead on scene

For people who are commuting to and from Washington, District of Columbia, driving on the New Jersey Turnpike might be a normal daily activity. While you are on the Turnpike, keeping a vigilant watch over everything going on around you is vital to ensure that you and the others on the road remain safe. When drivers miss anything that is going on, the effects can be catastrophic. An accident that happened on July 10 in Kearny shows how tragic accidents on the Turnpike can be.

Department of Veteran's Affairs: Medical malpractice, cover-ups

Recently, a 119-page report on the Department of Veterans Affairs was released by Senator Tom Coburn, and it claims that the system has a culture of cover-ups, crimes, coercion and incompetence. In past reports that you may have read, there have been accusations that the VA had been falsifying scheduling records to hide treatment delays. Coburn claims that those issues are just the tip of the iceberg.

Misdiagnosis of veteran and other claims settled in 4 lawsuits

The Veterans Affairs Medical Centers have been in the news recently for the horrible way they are treating the men and women who fought so hard to defend our nation. The Coatesville Veterans Affairs Medical Clinic isn't exempt from this horrid treatment of former servicemen and women. In fact, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has paid almost $1.4 million to four families whose loved ones died due to medical malpractice at the clinic.

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