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Inpatient Falls and Ordinary Negligence

When a patient falls in a hospital setting, a medical malpractice claim is indeed a possible recourse. However, medical malpractice is not always applicable when a patient falls. Sometimes a personal injury claim based on ordinary negligence is the only course to follow.

Basically, the circumstance surrounding the incident are the determining factor. Like any other situation when someone slips or falls due to unsafe conditions, a patient who is injured in a hospital setting that is unsafe may be eligible for compensation resulting from a slip and fall personal injury claim.
 

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Reasons for Common Surgical Errors Leading to Medical Malpractice

When a patient undergoes surgery, they put their trust in their surgeon(s) and medical team that they are prepared and skilled and that their competency levels are high enough to achieve success. However, it is a fact that surgical mistakes (read our blog post on common surgical errors) do happen, but when they do, it does not necessarily mean that the errors constitute medical malpractice.

Medical malpractice does not account for every instance when a surgery is unsuccessful or when medical treatment goes wrong in some way or another. Medical treatment in question should adhere to a medical standard of care that is uniformly accepted by the medical industry. And even when it doesn’t, medical malpractice does not come into play unless the treatment causes patient harm.

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Proving Medical Malpractice

Every single day there are patients across the nation seeking effective medical care that are injured or killed as a result of preventable medical mistakes. Medical malpractice comes into play when it can be demonstrated that a patient is harmed by a healthcare provider, through his or her acts or omissions that falls below the acceptable standard of care.

A skilled and experienced medical malpractice attorney is best able to navigate the procedural roadmap to proving and winning medical malpractice damages in

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