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Suing a Hospital vs. Suing the Doctor for Medical Malpractice

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Your medical care can go wrong in a hospital. Instead of getting better, you may instead suffer harm due to a doctor’s negligence. If this occurs, you may be eligible to sue the hospital for medical malpractice. This may be...

Can You Sue the VA for Medical Malpractice?

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You may have heard that the government cannot be sued. This is simply not true. The misconception may come from the doctrine of sovereign immunity, which harkens back to our nation’s English origins and which survived for centuries. That all...

Iowa Jury Awards More Than $14.5 Million in Wrongful Birth Lawsuit

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In January 2019, an Iowa jury awarded more than $14.5 million to parents who claimed that their medical care providers’ failure to warn them about their child’s fetal abnormalities prevented them from making an informed choice on whether to go...

How Long Do You Have to File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

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The law limits how long a person has to file a lawsuit. It is called the “statute of limitations.” The purpose of the law is to give certainty. A person should not go through life worrying that he or she...

What Is the Difference Between Medical Errors and Medical Malpractice?

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Medical errors frequently occur in our country’s health care industry. However, not all medical errors are acts of medical malpractice. The distinction lies in whether the medical professional who made the error failed to treat a patient in accordance with...

How Long Does It Take for a Medical Malpractice Case to Settle?

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When a doctor or other medical professional commits malpractice that harms a patient, the injured patient should explore all of his or her legal options. If the malpractice caused a patient’s death, the patient’s surviving family members should learn about...

Most Common Types of Medical Malpractice

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Medical malpractice is different from other types of personal injury practice areas. For instance, if a driver runs a red light and crashes into a car, most people will understand that the driver was negligent, and the driver’s negligence, in...

How Long Can a Medical Malpractice Case Take?

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At the Law Offices of Dr. Michael M. Wilson, M.D., J.D. & Associates, our medical malpractice attorneys represent patients who have suffered due to the reckless, careless, or intentional acts of healthcare providers. We have experience holding hospitals, doctors, dentists,...

$180M Orthopedic Malpractice Lawsuits Filed by NFL Player

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Former Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd intended to file a $180 million lawsuit against famed orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews, the Andrews Institute for Orthopedic Surgery, and other parties, Sports Illustrated reported in November. Floyd was selected 23rd overall...

Cancer Misdiagnosis Statistics

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Cancer affects millions of families across the United States each year. Research supports the idea that early detection is often the key to achieving the best clinical outcome for most forms of the disease. Unfortunately for many people, diagnosis may...

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