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Malpractice

Malpractice occurs when a professional fails to follow generally accepted standards of the profession.  It is most commonly thought of happening with respect to medical professionals, investment professionals, accountants and attorneys.  When a professional commits malpractice it results in a violation of trust and responsibility the professional has to his or her client.

When a medical professional commits malpractice, the health or even the life of the practitioner's patient may become at risk.  The medical profession and their insurers argue that the high costs of medical malpractice lawsuits in an ever complicated profession are driving up medical expenses for everyone.  Lawyers involved with medical malpractice cases, on the other hand, argue that patients deserve to be made whole again after the potential devastating results of malpractice by a medical professional.  They also claim that malpractice accountability has helped to make the U.S. healthcare system the best in the world.

While malpractice lawsuits against physicians and hospitals may result in more comprehensive healthcare, it also results in physicians ordering additional tests and procedures for legal reasons rather than for clinical reasons.  Occasionally, these extra tests turn out to be useful but much more often they are just an extra, unnecessary expense to the patient.  Estimates of the additional costs these unnecessary tests and procedures cost patients and their insurance companies approach $100 Billion annually.  Some argue that this additional cost is worth spending to have the world's best healthcare system.

 

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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Should a woman who lost four limbs to malpractice collect more than 750000 for her suffering Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Wisconsin39s burgeoning 1.4 billion insurance fund for doctors and state mandated caps on damages in malpractice cases will go on trial Thursday when the state Supreme Court wrestles with the question of whether a woman who lost all four limbs to Medical malpractice litigation: Undermining South Africa39s health Health24 all 4 news articles raquo

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Tort/Negligence Medical Malpractice Res Ipsa Loquitur Burn during Surgery Expert Testimony Required North Carolina Lawyers Weekly Where plaintiff alleges that she suffered a third degree burn to her lower back during heart surgery, she will need expert testimony to prove her claim of medical malpractice. As a result, she cannot base her claim on the doctrine of res ipsa loquitur

Patient Sues Surgeon For Malpractice Herald And News
Patient sues surgeon for malpractice Herald and News A Klamath Falls surgeon with a history of malpractice payouts has been sued for 7 million after allegedly misdiagnosing and treating a colon cancer patient. On Friday, Dr. Mark Bradbury was sued in Klamath County Circuit Court by former patient

Dickinson Wright Wins Hearing On Malpractice Suit Evidence Law360
Dickinson Wright Wins Hearing On Malpractice Suit Evidence Law360 Dickinson Wright Wins Hearing On Malpractice Suit Evidence. By Carolina Bolado. Law360 April 18, 2018, 8:58 PM EDT A Florida appeals court ruled Wednesday that a trial court should have held an evidentiary hearing on Michigan headquartered law

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