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Malpractice

How Does a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Start?

In most cases medical malpractice lawsuits have a time deadline. You must file your suit within two years of the error/problem taking place. In most cases if you do not file within that two year window your case will be thrown out. This means time is of the essence. If you feel like you have been a victim of medical malpractice you should immediately contact a personal injury attorney for their help. Medical malpractice can come in many different forms. Obvious situations might be a surgeon operating on the wrong area of a body or a doctor prescribing the wrong medication...

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Melissa Rivers Files Malpractice Lawsuit

The untimely death of the legendary Joan Rivers during a routine procedure took the world by surprise, including her close knit family. “The city’s medical examiner found that Joan Rivers died of brain damage due to lack of oxygen after she stopped breathing during the endoscopy. Her death was classified as a therapeutic complication”. Melissa Rivers has filed a lawsuit with the Manhattan Supreme Court alleging incompetence on behalf of the doctors, and seeks unspecified damages. According to the lawsuit the doctors mishandled this procedure, and performed a separate procedure without the consent of the patient or her family. Concern...

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Michigan Cancer Doctor Makes Millions Off Healthy Patients

Dr. Fatrid Fata, a prominent Michigan Internist has plead guilty to 16 counts of fraud and money laundering. Dr Fata fraudulently told healthy patients they had cancer to make money off insurance. Dr Fata would administer cancer drugs to patients who did not need them and ending up injuring and killing several in his 1,200 patient practice. Federal prosecutors said Fata bilked Medicare out of as much as $91 million by prescribing unnecessary chemotherapy treatments to his patients, many of whom didn’t even have cancer. Fata submitted about $225 million in claims to Medicare over six years, about half for chemotherapy...

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Medical Malpractice Can be a Complicated Issue

Medical malpractice occurs when a diagnosis or treatment given by a healthcare professional injures their patient. The severity and type of injury considered in medical malpractice can vary greatly, but at its core malpractice occurs when a personal injury of any kind is suffered due to the negligence of the medical professional or professionals in charge of the patients care. Medical professionals are held to a higher standard than the average, reasonable person. In most cases if there is an accident the person found to be at fault is the one who did not act in a reasonable way. With medical...

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