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Blog Posts in September, 2012

How Much Should My Medical Malpractice Case Settle For?

Damages in medical malpractice cases—as in other personal injury and tort law cases—fall into two broad categories: economic and non-economic. Economic damages cover your actual financial ...
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How Long Will I Have To Wait Before I Get Compensation From My Medical Malpractice Case?

A number of factors can affect how long you have to wait before you see compensation for your injuries: Do you want to file a claim with the insurance company, or file a lawsuit against the doctor? ...
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Did Your Dentist Commit Medical Malpractice?

Dental care is an essential part of health, and the majority of dentist appointments and oral health procedures are to the betterment of the patient. But in a small percentage of those visits, things ...
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Overlooked Oral Cancer: When a Dentist Fails to Diagnose

A dentist who fails to see a developing oral cancer, or who chooses not to inform the patient, runs the risk of medical malpractice. More importantly, if he or she does not raise warnings about ...
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The Laws Regarding Pharmacists' Responsibilities and Medicine Injury

It’s almost a semi-annual event: Scientists discover that medications, approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, are found to have caused harm to patients. These revelations usually ...
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How Does the Virginia Fund for Neurological Birth Injuries Work?

In response to high medical malpractice insurance premiums in Virginia in the 1980s, the state set up a fund that provides financial relief to physicians, insurance companies and patients themselves. ...
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How Do the Collateral Source Rule and Damage Caps Work in Virginia Malpractice Lawsuits?

In most states, a judgment in a medical malpractice lawsuit takes into account what existing resources the plaintiff may draw on to pay for healthcare, special accommodations and to replace lost ...
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What the Law Says About Paralysis Caused by Medical Malpractice

A 2001 case in Florida tragically illustrates the ease by which a mistake with a medication can result in severely adverse consequences. A patient in his late 70s entered a hospital with stomach ...
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