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Medical Malpractice

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Why Does Medical Malpractice Occur?

Medical malpractice can be defined as the failure to provide “the degree of care another clinician in the same position with the same credentials would have performed that resulted in injury to the patient." In the United States as of 2013, there have been an estimated 210,000 to 440,000 deaths due to illness caused by a medical examination or treatment. According to the American Medical Association, around 1/3 of clinicians of being sued at least once during the duration of their career. Ultimately, medical malpractice occurs due to negligence on the clinician’s part. Thus, clients rightfully feel the need to...

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How to File a Medical Malpractice Claim

Although it may be your first instinct to hurry up and file a medical malpractice claim directly after a resulting injury from your provider, there are a few steps to take to make sure you have a viable case before filing a claim. CONTACT THE MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL INVOLVED IN YOUR INJURY Communicating with your doctor before filing a claim can make the process of correcting your injury significantly simpler for both the medical professional and you. This step allows for you to understand what might have gone wrong that would have resulted in your injury. If it is determined that the injury...

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Everything You Need to Know About Medical Malpractice Claims in Chicago

medical malpractice claims in chicago

Studies show that over 250,000 people die each year as a result of medical malpractice. In addition, 1.5 million people suffer medical injuries that could have been prevented. There are a variety of situations that can create grounds for a medical malpractice claim. A medical malpractice claim is defined as negligence committed by a medical professional. While many accidents occur in hospitals and in the practice of medicine in general, some of them could have been avoided. Medical malpractice can range from improper diagnosis to life threatening surgical errors. What is a Medical Malpractice Claim? In order to have a legitimate claim, there must be: a breach of duty owed to...

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