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Can a Physical Therapist…

Can a Physical Therapist Be Sued for Medical Malpractice?

Many people assume that medical malpractice lawsuits can only be filed against someone with a l license to practice medicine: a doctor. In fact, any provider of medical care can be the defendant in a medical malpractice action: a nurse, a pharmacist,… Read More
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Medical Malpractice: The…

Medical Malpractice: The Most Underreported Cause of Death in the U.S.?

If a tree falls in the forest but no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound? And if medical malpractice causes a death but goes unreported, did it really happen? In the case of the tree, the answer is no: sound waves must strike an eardrum or… Read More
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I Fell in the Hospital …

I Fell in the Hospital — Can I Sue for Malpractice?

Somewhere between 750,000 and 1,000,000 people fall in United States hospitals every year. Falls are perhaps the most common safety incident reported in hospitals. Some falls in hospitals don’t result in serious injury, but many do. Serious falls c… Read More
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The Hidden Costs of Sexua…

The Hidden Costs of Sexual Abuse

It was only a few months ago that most of us were glued to our televisions watching the Tokyo Summer Olympics. As always, one of the highlights of the Games was women’s gymnastics, and viewers across the world were eagerly looking forward to seeing… Read More
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The Costs of Living with…

The Costs of Living with Cauda Equina Syndrome

Cauda equina syndrome is a medical and surgical emergency. This rare, but serious neurological condition may have a rapid or gradual onset and can, if not treated promptly, lead to severe and permanent disability. “Cauda equina” is Latin for “h… Read More
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Can I Sue My Doctor for a…

Can I Sue My Doctor for an Unwanted Pregnancy?

For many people, having a healthy baby is a source of great joy; there’s a reason that a birth is often referred to as a “blessed event.” But pregnancy can also take a great toll on the pregnant person: physically, emotionally, and financially.… Read More
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What is Slipped Capital F…

What is Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis?

Doctors refer to it by its acronym, SCFE, pronounced “skiffy:” a jaunty-sounding name for a painful and potentially debilitating condition. What is slipped capital femoral epiphysis, how is it diagnosed and treated, and what happens if it is not… Read More
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What is “Loss of Chance…

What is “Loss of Chance?”

Sometimes, a doctor’s negligent action (or lack of action) clearly leads to a worse result than would have occurred otherwise. If a patient goes into surgery to have his right leg amputated, and the doctor amputates the left leg instead, that is cl… Read More
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The Hospital Says My Doct…

The Hospital Says My Doctor Isn’t an Employee—Can I Still Sue the Hospital?

When you go into the hospital for surgery or other treatment, you probably think of the people who treat you while you are there as hospital employees. Often that is true; for instance, nurses are usually employed by the hospital. But frequently, doc… Read More
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Can a Nurse Be Sued for M…

Can a Nurse Be Sued for Malpractice?

There’s a saying that goes: “Doctors cure; nurses care.” The saying stems from the fact that nurses, especially in the hospital setting, spend more time with patients, tending to their needs. Doctors perform procedures, give orders, and usually… Read More
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