Category: Medical Malpractice

Medical Scissors – Is It Malpractice?

How do I know if my case is medical malpractice?

  When something extremely negative happens to you as a patient, you may wonder if you have experienced medical malpractice. Medical malpractice is professional negligence by act or omission by a health care provider. It means the treatment provided falls below the accepted standard of practice in the medical community.

Doctors Spending More to Avoid Medical Malpractice Liability

Medical malpractice liability payouts in California are capped at $250,000 for non-economic damages, yet doctors continue to spend more on patient tests to reduce their medical malpractice liability. A study by the British Medical Journal concluded that “medical doctors who spend more time, money and resources on patient tests and

What’s the difference between medical malpractice and negligence?

Ever wonder what the difference is between medical malpractice and medical negligence? You are not alone. Because the two terms are often used interchangeably, it can be hard to understand which term is correct and in which situations. The ability to understand the differences, however, can help you identify when

Are hospitals liable for medical malpractice claims against independent contractors?

When physicians who staff hospitals are independent contractors and are not employees of the hospitals where they serve, it can be challenging to determine responsibility for medical malpractice charges brought against them. Is the hospital responsible for addressing these charges, or is the independent contractor? The short answer is: it

The Truth about Medical Malpractice Cases in California

In California, the majority of medical malpractice cases do not go to trial. Typically, this is because malpractice lawsuits can be extremely time-consuming and expensive to pursue. For this reason, many health care providers in California have implemented agreements to arbitrate. When a patient signs one of these agreements, it

Mediation vs. Arbitration in Medical Malpractice

What are the differences between mediation and arbitration when it involves medical malpractice? Here is some general information. If you find yourself in the middle of a medical malpractice lawsuit, then you may be happy to know that there are alternatives to taking the case to court. In fact, most

New Medical Malpractice Ruling Could Benefit Military Veterans

Military veterans who filed medical malpractice claims against the government but failed to meet the deadlines could see some relief under a breakthrough ruling made last month by the Supreme Court. In April, the Supreme Court justices voted 5-4 in two separate cases that dealt with confusing or misleading filing

Are nursing home medication errors considered medical malpractice?

In San Diego County, medication errors are one of the most common problems at assisted living homes – accounting for 15.9 percent of all recorded violations, along with lack of medical care and lack of first-aid training. So it’s not surprising that families of patients who reside in assisted living