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Georgia victim of medical malpractice awarded $18 million

Patients aren't expected to know when they're in medical danger. That's really the physician's job to keep track of what is happening and spot things like an infection that's spinning out of control. Just because the patient didn't complain and draw the physician's attention to a potential problem, doesn't mean the physician is off the hook.

Nurses charged in death of senior at nursing home

A total of three different staff members, two nurses and a healthcare aide, have been charged with crimes related to an elderly veteran's death. Their actions, or more accurately lack of action, is also the focus of a wrongful death suit against the care center for which they worked.

Doctors need to take the time to listen to patients

Many patients feel like their doctors rush them when they are trying to speak to them. This is actually very true. On average, doctors cut patients off after only 17 seconds of speaking. This is an atrocity that must be corrected because the doctors need all the pertinent information to be able to order appropriate tests and make the proper diagnosis.

Fatigued doctors can make deadly errors

There are many different things that can impact the medical care you receive. Think about how you behave when you are tired. You might not make the best decisions and move like a snail instead of at a normal speed. While this isn't likely going to be a life-changing event for you, it can be deadly for a doctor.

Defendants in medical malpractice lawsuits vary

Many questions come up when you are injured by a medical professional. One of the primary ones is going to be what you are able to do about the harm you suffered. For many people, the answer to that question is to seek compensation through a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Death from bowel obstruction leads to $6 million jury award

A jury in Georgia recently cleared an emergency room doctor from a case stemming from a woman's fatal heart attack because of a bowel obstruction. While this might seem disheartening, there is more to the story. The jury only needed less than three hours to find that the other doctor named in the case was liable for the woman's untimely death.

Medical malpractice requires you to take action right away

Medical malpractice cases are difficult to think about because they impact your health and well-being. When you are injured by a medical professional, you have a few things that you might need to do. One of these is to get medical care for the issues that you're experiencing because of the malpractice.

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