Tag: Medical Malpractice

Studies Reveal Hidden — and Potentially Deadly — Infection Hazards in Hospital Rooms

In the event you find yourself in a hospital room in the near future -- whether as a patient or a visitor -- chances are good you'll be struck by how clean the room seems and how much emphasis seems to be put on fighting the spread of infection. Indeed, surfaces may be gleaming, linens changed frequently, and hand sanitizer readily available. It isn't your imagination, as hospitals across the nation are making a concerted effort to fight the spread of bacteria such as Clostridium difficile (C. diff), Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), and Vancomycin-resistant Enterococc (VRE) that have taken a very real and very deadly toll on patients. Consider that statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that there were an estimated 722,000 infections in U.S. acute care hospitals in 2011 alone and that roughly 75,000 of these affected patients died during their hospitalizations. While efforts to curb deadly infection…

What To Expect From Medical Malpractice Damage Caps In Georgia

Medical malpractice lawsuits are filed when a medical professional's negligent behavior leads to physical, emotional and/or financial harm to a patient. This occurs when a doctor fails to diagnose a life-threatening illness that a more competent doctor would have identified or when a medical practitioner fails to notify a patient of risks or to deliver competent, timely treatment for a diagnosed condition. What are the requirements for a claim, and when to file The most successful malpractice lawsuits are filed soon after the negligent occurrence and provide clear evidence that all claim requirements are met, including: A clear doctor-patient relationship Negligent behavior on behalf of the doctor Injury that resulted directly from the negligent behavior Damages that resulted directly from the injury If you have the evidence needed to prove all of these requirements to the satisfaction of a court of law, then you may successfully win your case against one or more…

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