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Can I Sue the Hospital for an Independent Contractor Doctor's Actions?

Hospitals and other healthcare facilities are typically responsible for their employees' actions. This includes nurses and medical technicians, but it does not always include doctors, anesthesiologists, and other healthcare providers.

Can I File a Lawsuit Following a Cosmetic Procedure?

Cosmetic procedures are typically elective surgeries that people choose to undergo for the sake of improving some aspect of their appearance. As with any surgical procedure, complications can arise, mistakes can be made, and patients can suffer as a result.

Daughter says doctor's failure to diagnose killed mother

A woman is suing a medical facility in the state after claims that negligence on the part of her mother's doctors caused her mother to die. She has filed suit both on behalf of her mother and individually for the death, filing against the Oschner Baptist Medical Center and Oschner Baptist Clinic Foundation, along with two doctors from those facilities located in Louisiana. The suit was filed in the 24th Judicial District Court citing the doctors' failure to diagnose her mother.

Home day care provider guilty of causing brain injuries on infant

Perhaps one of the hardest cases of personal injury to process is one that involves a child. When a person entrusts the care of their child to a professional, they do so with full trust that the child will be safely cared for. For one parent in another state, fears became reality when it was discovered that the person who was trusted to care for a baby ended up causing serious brain injuries. Although this particular case did not happen in Louisiana, it is the kind of nightmare that could take place anywhere.

Do Electronic Health Records Reduce Medical Malpractice?

According to Modern Healthcare, 96 percent of hospitals in the United States have adopted electronic health record (EHR) systems as of 2015. Both patients and providers are benefitting from the use of EHRs, but no recordkeeping system is foolproof when it comes to preventing medical malpractice.

Why Do Medication Mistakes Occur?

According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, medication mistakes are the most common medical error in primary care clinics. Sadly, anyone can be the victim of a prescription error, and depending on the circumstances, the consequences can be devastating.

3 Facts You Should Know About Medical Malpractice

Medical professionals have a duty to provide reasonable and attentive care to each and every one of their patients. If they breach this duty and a patient sustains a serious injury or an illness as a result, he or she has the right to file a medical malpractice claim.

Failure to diagnose: New hope for cancer patients in lawsuits

Federal lawmakers are currently reviewing the laws and limitations that are placed on medical malpractice cases. Reform is needed in many different areas in various states. In one state, for example, cancer patients are being victimized because of a failure to diagnose law that has been on the books for some time. Although Louisiana has its own laws when it comes to medical malpractice, any type of reform at the federal level would impact all 50 states.

Which Medical Specialties Have the Highest Rates of Burnout?

Work-related burnout is a serious problem among healthcare providers, and it can have devastating consequences for patients. When a physician works long hours and takes few breaks to rest or even eat, the risk of committing a medical error increases.

What Is Overdiagnosis and How Can It Hurt Patients?

According to the National Center for Policy Analysis, misdiagnoses are far more common than most people realize. In fact, when it comes to instances of medical malpractice, there are more misdiagnoses than there are surgical mistakes or pharmacy errors.

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