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Posts tagged "hospital negligence"

Federal bill includes troubling medical malpractice provision

In a medical malpractice lawsuit, expert testimony is often crucial for plaintiffs. Typically, the experts giving testimony are fellow medical professionals with substantial experience in the same field as the doctor being accused of negligence. Through their testimony, they attempt to show that the defendant failed to meet the standard of care which the patient was supposed to receive.

Hospital sued for medical malpractice causing teen's brain damage

New Jersey readers likely remember a news story that has been resurfacing for the past year or so. It concerns a 13-year-old girl who suffered severe brain damage after a controversial surgical procedure in California.

Going beyond medical mistake prevention to harm elimination

America has a culture of consumerism. In order to stay competitive (or even to stay in business), companies have to go the extra mile to give customers products and services faster, more cheaply and with a great attitude. This last aspect - the customer experience - is what truly sets great companies apart from good ones.

Court: No more med-mal liability protection on the open seas

Medical care is becoming more sophisticated and more portable all the time. Complicated procedures that used to be available only in major hospitals can now be done in remote areas of the world if funds and trained personnel are available. At the very least, patients needing complicated emergency care can be transferred to a properly equipped hospital by helicopter.

I may need to pursue a medical malpractice suit. How do I begin?

If you or a loved one suffered harm due to what you believe was negligent medical care, you may have no idea what the next steps are or what legal options are available to you. Most patients are initially unprepared to even consider a medical malpractice lawsuit because they never thought something like this would happen to them.

Daughter of Joan Rivers seeks answers with wrongful death lawsuit

When a patient dies or suffers a negative medical outcome, their families often find that physicians and hospitals are less than forthcoming about the details. In many cases, this is because they want to shield themselves from liability in case the patient or her family decides to pursue a medical malpractice or wrongful death lawsuit.

'Tort reform' laws have not lowered health care costs for patients

Since the early 2000s, most states in the U.S. have enacted laws broadly referred to as “tort reform.” Such laws have especially impacted medical malpractice lawsuits by making it harder for plaintiffs to prove medical negligence and/or by putting caps on the amount of money juries can award plaintiffs for non-economic damages.

$7.4 Billion Medicaid Recovery

Breslin and Breslin, PA, Donald A. Caminiti, Esq., was one of six law firms selected by the Attorney General of the State of New Jersey to act as special counsel to represent it in its lawsuit against the tobacco industry to recover Medicaid and other health related costs incurred by the state resulting from tobacco related illnesses.