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Category: Medical Malpractice Law

What are Negligent Prescriptions?

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The manufacturer of a prescription drug has, at minimum, a legal duty to warn the medical profession of any risks

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What is a Standard of Care?

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Standard of care is important in medical malpractice suits because to be held liable, a doctor must not only

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What is the Statute of Limitations?

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Medical malpractice suits all have statutes of limitations, i.e. time limits upon which you can file a a medical

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What is an Expert Testimony?

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In most states, for the purposes of a malpractice lawsuit, a patient must present expert testimony as to the standard

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What is Lost Chance Doctrine?

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The Lost Chance, or loss of chance, doctrine in medical malpractice actions refers to the injury sustained by a

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What is Medical Malpractice?

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Medical Malpractice is a term to signify bad or unskillful practice by a physician or other professional in which

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What are the Elements of Medical Malpractice?

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Most states follow the general rule that, to prove a medical malpractice case, a patient must prove: 1)

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What is the Emergency Medical Treatment & Labor Act?

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Under the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act, once it is established that a patient appeared

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What is Cerebral Palsy Law?

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Cerebral palsy is a disorder of movement or coordination caused by an abnormality of the brain. More than 80% of

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