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What kinds of errors occur when administering anesthesia?

The development and evolution of anesthesia has made it possible for people to undergo life-saving medical treatments. Before this breakthrough, many patients suffered extreme shock during surgical procedures, which affected the rate of survival. Even with the modern advancements in anesthetic agents, it takes training, practice and skill to administer these drugs in a safe and effective manner.

How a medical expert can help your malpractice claim

Some medical malpractice defendants are so obviously negligent that expert assessment and/or testimony may not be necessary to prove their liability. However, in our experience, medical experts lend strength to malpractice claims filed by residents of Tennessee. An expert may make all the difference in how a legal action concludes.

Your loved one's nursing home injury might be medical malpractice

Indisputably, caring for patients in a nursing home or group home is challenging, demanding and exhausting. Those who choose this line of work -- from doctors to nurses to therapists to support personnel -- deserve praise. However, these facilities also contain many elements that can lead to wrongful or negligent caregiver practices. These include:

Why it is so important to take action against medical malpractice

An unfortunate part of choosing a law career centered on personal injury is that we see so much pain. At the same time, we feel rewarded when we are able to help victims find closure for the suffering they have endured. In fact, we think most injury attorneys would agree that it makes our career choice even more worthwhile.

Fatal medical malpractice is more common than you may think

It is safe to assume that most Tennessee residents are aware that medical malpractice is a risk when undergoing any procedure. Even knowing about such a risk does not typically prevent those in need from consenting to treatment because medical procedures do save lives. However, you might not be as informed as you think about medical malpractice in the United States.

Are distracted doctor mistakes a form of medical malpractice?

Across the nation, hospitals, clinics and doctors' offices have come to rely on technology to improve the healthcare services provided. Unfortunately, the very technology responsible for advancing medical treatment may also be endangering patients.

Not sure if it's medical malpractice? Consider a legal opinion

Most of us who receive medical care or treatment understand that there are often risks involved. Physicians typically discuss these risks with their patients and provide information about the treatment's pros and cons. When we trust our health care providers, we usually take their advice. Unfortunately, it is that very trust that may blind victims to issues involving negligence.

Explaining misdiagnosis and how to prevent it

One of the most common reasons why medical malpractice cases are filed stems from misdiagnosis. Misdiagnosis occurs when a medical professional delays in the diagnosis of a patient's illness or injury, fails to diagnose the proper issue, or does not provide a diagnosis at all for a patient. Let's take a brief look at misdiagnosis and how it can be prevented.

Common surgical errors that can lead to medical malpractice

Medical malpractice is an issue that is all too common these days. Even with today's technology, doctors and nurses can still find themselves at the forefront of medical malpractice cases. One of the most common ways this happens is due to a surgical error. Today, we will discuss the most common types of surgical errors that can lead to medical malpractice cases.

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