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Previously, this blog discussed what must be shown in order to impose liability on a negligent medical professional. Although the law has only a few requirements that must be shown before someone can succeed on their medical malpractice claim, the truth of the matter is that each of these elements can have many contested factual components. The biggest, of course, is that there was a breach in the standard of care owed to a patient. Although legally this only presents one issue, there can be a number of acts and omissions that can leave the matter open for argument.

Keys to determining fault in a medical malpractice claim

The last thing any person expects when they walk into a doctor's offer is the chance that they will walk out in a condition worse than when they entered. Unfortunately, as we have said before, doctors and medical professionals are human, and human's make mistakes. Often these mistakes are minor, but there are situations when the mistakes made by doctors or medical professionals could lead a patient to a worsened condition or even death.

Misdiagnosis of Alzheimer's disease disturbingly common

Although there may be a few symptoms that are similar, according to a study published in "Alzheimer's & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions," it appears that the two are both being misdiagnosed at an alarming rate.

New tech can prevent medication errors, but not all hospitals use it

During a hospitalization, you may receive numerous medications for whatever injury or illness you suffer. Since you can't possibly monitor everything the doctors and nurses do, you must rely on them to take the time and care needed to ensure that you don't suffer any serious adverse drug events (ADEs).

The basics of surgical errors

It could be every patient's worst nightmare. You go in for surgery, trust your doctor and medical team to address your injury or illness and leave the operation room in worse shape than you entered. Sometimes the error is obvious, such as operating on the wrong side of the body or on the wrong organ. But at times, the nightmare could be even worse when you consider the fact that you often are not even aware anything is wrong.

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