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February 2015 Archives

How do you prove fault in a medical malpractice case?

It may seem like if medical malpractice is alleged that the fault is easy to prove. However, in many medical malpractice situations, this isn't necessarily true. Proving fault in a medical malpractice case is the single most important element in the case. No matter how tragic or unfortunate the incident in question may be, if the plaintiff can't prove that a medical professional or medical institution was at fault, then their medical malpractice lawsuit won't have any legs.

What it means to be 'respected' in a medical situation

Respect is a fantastic quality, one that everyone hopes to attain or give to other people. But according to one study, respect isn't just a positive vibe -- it could also actually save your life when you're dealing with doctors, nurses and other medical staff members.

The dangers of cellphones in the field of medicine

There's this idea that is seemingly drilled into our heads that doctors, surgeons and nurses are these noble and flawless people who will do anything to make sure the patient receives the best care. They refuse to let a patient down, and these medical professionals will go the extra mile to ensure everything goes according to plan.

Defensive medicine and the diagnosing problem

Defensive medicine is one of those things that has two sides to it. On the one hand, you understand why medical professionals and medical institutions bow to defensive medicine because it eliminates a lot of potential conditions that a patient may have and it narrows the search for the true cause of the patient's condition. It also limits the potential liability of the medical professional and/or institution. 

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