medical malpractice

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Suing For a Dental Surgery Error

22

May

Posted in dental error, medical malpractice, medical mistake, Uncategorized
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Medical malpractice is a commonly known area of law, but many people don’t realize that dentist’s are also liable. Dental malpractice is in a separate category from other medical lawsuits, but behaves in a similar way.   Dental surgeries are complex procedures, and while they are less invasive than intense physical surgery they can still […]

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The Value of Spanish Speaking Medical Interpreters

17

Apr

Posted in medical malpractice, medical mistake, Spanish speaking lawyer
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According to the 2008 U.S. Census, about 20% of people living in the United States speak a language other than English at home. In the western U.S., the percentage is 32%. In California, the percentage is 42.4%. These individuals are considered “limited English proficient” (LEP) and will likely need translation and interpretation when they visit […]

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Interpretación Española de Negligencia Médica

04

Apr

Posted in medical malpractice, medical mistake, Spanish speaking lawyer
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Según el Censo de EE.UU. 2008, aproximadamente 20% de las personas que viven en los Estados Unidos no hablan inglés en su casa. En la parte oeste de EE.UU., el porcentaje es 32%. En California, el porcentaje es 42.4%. Estas personas se consideran “Capacidad Limitada del Inglés” (CLI) y es probable que necesitarán traducción e interpretación cuando visitan a un médico.   Debido a que millones de personas en los Estados Unidos no hablan inglés con facilidad, […]

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Hip Fracture Replacement Problems

30

Mar

Posted in medical malpractice, medical mistake, recall, Recalls
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Hip fracture is almost always a serious concern. Older individuals must be acutely aware of hip problems during falls or impacts. As individuals age they naturally lose bone density and therefore are at enhanced risk of hip injury.   When a fracture occurs, natural recovery can be slow and often incomplete. Therefore, hip surgery or […]

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Medical Malpractice Due to Tourniquet Misuse

28

Mar

Posted in medical malpractice, medical mistake
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Surgical tourniquets are still used commonly during procedures. They allow the doctor to work in a bloodless environment, improving the overall visibility and precision possible.   Since the invention of the pneumatic tourniquet, the safety of the product has gone up. Nevertheless, many tourniquet injuries are reported every year and doctor mistakes continue to be […]

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