Medical Malpractice In-Depth

Basics

First Steps to Sue a Doctor
Should You Sue Your Doctor for Malpractice?
How To Find Malpractice Complaints Against a Doctor
How to Report a Doctor or Hospital for Malpractice
Medical Malpractice State Laws: Statutes of Limitations
From Lack of "Consent" to Patient Injury and a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
Is Your's a Case of Medical Malpractice?
Medical Malpractice: What You Need to Prove
Types of Damages in a Medical Malpractice Case
What is "Pain and Suffering" in a Medical Malpractice Case?
What is the "Standard of Care" in a Medical Malpractice Case?

Lawsuits and Claims Process

Timeline of a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
Legal Concepts in a Medical Malpractice Case
Alternatives to a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
Can a Patient Get Punitive Damages for Medical Negligence?
Can You Settle a Medical Malpractice Claim Without a Lawsuit?
How Long Do I Have to Sue for Medical Malpractice?
"Discovery" of Medical Malpractice and the Statute of Limitations
Award (And Settlement) Limits in a Medical Malpractice Case
Certificate of Merit Requirement in a Medical Malpractice Case
How Long Until I Get a Medical Malpractice Settlement?
How Medical Malpractice Settlements Work
How Much Will it Cost To Bring a Medical Malpractice Claim?
The Trial Process in a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
Using Arbitration for a Medical Malpractice Claim
When Multiple Parties Are Liable for Medical Malpractice

Working With a Lawyer

Filing a Medical Malpractice Claim Without a Lawyer
How a Medical Malpractice Lawyer Assigns a Case "Value"
How Will You Pay a Medical Malpractice Lawyer?
What To Expect At The Consultation With a Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Defenses to Malpractice

Defending a Medical Malpractice Claim
Types of Defenses in a Medical Malpractice Case
Do Release or Consent Forms Preclude You From Suing for Medical Malpractice?
The Insurance Company in a Medical Malpractice Case

More on Medical Negligence

A Doctor's Duty of Care
A Doctor's Liability for Mistakes: Accident, Error, or Gross Negligence?
Comparative & Contributory Negligence in Medical Malpractice
Hospital Liability for Errors By Its Staff
How an Expert Medical Witness Shows Negligence
Is It Negligent For a Doctor to Abandon a Patient?
Medical Abandonment & A Physician's Responsibility
Medical Negligence in Post-Operative Treatment
Proving Hospital Negligence in a Medical Malpractice Case
When a Doctor's Negligence "Speaks for Itself"

Cases Involving Pregnancy and Childbirth

Medical Malpractice During Childbirth: A Legal Overview
Birth Defects: Causes and Legal Liability
Can You File a Malpractice Lawsuit in a Stillbirth Case?
C-Section Errors & Failure to Perform: Your Legal Options
Forceps or Vacuum Extraction Birth Injuries: Malpractice Liability?
How Brain Damage at Childbirth Becomes a Lawsuit
Legal Liability for Unnecessary Hysterectomy
Liability for Misdiagnosed Ectopic or Molar Pregnancy
Malpractice Liability for Placental Abruption
Pregnancy After Tubal Ligation - A "Wrongful Birth" Lawsuit?

Diagnosis and Delays

Can a Doctor Be Sued for Delaying Treatment?
Can You Sue the Doctor Who Misdiagnosed You?
Malpractice Claims for Delayed Diagnosis - Legal Overview
Medical Malpractice Lawsuits for Misdiagnosis of Cancer
Medical Malpractice: Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

Emergency Treatment

Can an Uninsured Patient Be Denied Emergency Treatment?
Liability in Malpractice Lawsuits Involving EMTs and Paramedics
Malpractice Liability for Emergency Room Errors

Liability for Infections

Hospital Liability for C.diff Infection
Hospital Liability for MRSA and Other Staph Infections
Malpractice Liability for Infection Acquired in a Hospital
Malpractice Liability for Infection After Surgery

Surgery Malpractice

Surgery Errors That Lead To Malpractice Claims
Can My Doctor Be Sued for an Unnecessary Surgery?
Cataract Surgery Complications: Is It Medical Malpractice?
Challenges of Winning a Cosmetic Surgery Malpractice Lawsuit
Injury Claims for LASIK Eye Surgery Error
Liability When a Surgical Error Causes Nerve Damage
Malpractice Claims Involving Breast Implants
Malpractice Liability for Hip Replacement Surgery Errors
Malpractice Liability for Lymphadema After Surgery
Malpractice Liability for Wrong-Site Surgery
Medical Malpractice Lawsuits for Cosmetic Surgery Errors
Negligence in Heart Surgery: Liability & Legal Options

Claims Against Difference Types of Medical Providers

Bringing a Malpractice Claim Against a Pediatrician
Can a Physical Therapist Be Sued for Malpractice?
Can a Psychologist Be Sued for Malpractice?
Can a Radiologist Be Sued for Negligence?
Can an Orthodontist Be Sued for Medical Malpractice?
Can I Sue a Dentist for Medical Malpractice?
Liability for Obstetric Malpractice
Malpractice Liability for an Anesthesia Error
Medical Malpractice Claim for a Nurse's Treatment Error?
Medical Malpractice Claims Against Psychiatrists
Suing a Chiropractor for Injury: Medical Negligence

Prescription and Drug Related Errors

Prescription Drug or Medication Errors as Medical Malpractice
Can You Sue a Hospital for Medication Errors?
Are Doctors Liable for Pain Medication Addiction?
Can a Pharmacist Be Sued for Negligence?
Malpractice Liability for Coumadin Related Errors

Special Cases

Complications After Knee Replacement: Medical Malpractice?
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Caused By Negligent Medical Care
Discharged from Hospital Too Early: Medical Malpractice?
Endoscopy: Risks, Injury, and Medical Malpractice Laws
Filing a Medical Malpractice Claim Against Kaiser Permanente
Hysterectomy Errors & Medical Negligence Laws
Legal Claims for Breach of Doctor-Patient Confidentiality
Legal Claims for Pacemaker Implant Complications
Malpractice Claims for Spinal Fusion Complications & Errors
Malpractice Liability for Gastric Bypass Mistakes
Medical Malpractice Claims Against a Federal Hospital
Medical Malpractice Claims Against Military Doctors & Hospitals
Medical Malpractice Claims for X-Ray Overexposure
Medical Malpractice Lawsuit for Cancer Treatment Damage?
Medical Malpractice Liability for Pulmonary Embolism
Practicing Medicine Without a License: Criminal & Civil Liability
Liability for Misdiagnosing a Stroke
Liability for Undiagnosed Pulmonary Embolism
Misdiagnosis of Appendicitis: A Patient's Legal Options
Malpractice Liability for Misdiagnosis of Lung Cancer

Wrongful Death Cases

Can a Doctor Be Sued for Wrongful Death of a Patient?
Can a Hospital Be Held Liable for a Patient's Wrongful Death?
Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit for Medical Malpractice

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