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Common Medical Errors in Hospitals and Clinics

When you seek treatment from a doctor, nurse or other medical professional, you expect that person to use his or her education, training and expertise to provide you with the best care possible. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen, and there are a number of errors that often occur in hospitals and clinics in Georgia and […]

Georgia Supreme Court Says Hospital Can Be Liable for Successful Intubation

A woman whose mother was intubated and kept alive until her kidneys shut down — despite her wishes stated in an advance directive — can sue the healthcare provider for breach of agreement, negligence, battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress, according to a July 5 decision by the Georgia Supreme Court. The court upheld […]

Who is Allowed to File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

If a loved one has passed away due to someone else’s negligence, you may have the right to file a wrongful death claim. The lawsuits exist to compensate the family members of people who died because of another person’s actions. However, not just anyone can file a wrongful death lawsuit. Only specific beneficiaries, who are […]

Determining Responsibility for Hospital Negligence

When a patient receives improper treatment in a hospital, that person may have the option of suing for negligence. Determining who is liable for a patient’s injuries depends on many variables, and it is important to distinguish between who might be liable for hospital negligence claims. Hospitals and hospital employees If a hospital employee is […]

Doctors Usually Cannot Be Defendants in Hospital Negligence, Malpractice Claims

If you are injured or somehow harmed while undergoing treatment in a hospital, you may have the ability to sue the hospital for negligence. In most cases, however, the doctor who performed the procedure is not eligible to be named as a defendant in your claim. The reason for this is that in many cases, […]

Study: One in 25 Patients Suffer Infections in Hospitals

According to information from a new study released in the New England Journal of Medicine, about one out of every 25 people seeking treatment at hospitals in 2011 contracted some sort of infection during their stay. The total amount of hospital infections that year was 721,800. Of those, nearly 75,000 individuals died, but it’s important […]

Filing Wrongful Death Lawsuits After Incidents of Malpractice

If a patient dies as a result of medical malpractice, the family of that patient may have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the health care provider or the facility in charge of that provider. Common incidents in which a person could choose to file a wrongful death lawsuit include deaths stemming […]

How to Prove Hospital Negligence in Malpractice Cases

Hospitals can, in some situations, be liable for the negligence of their employees, including nurses, medical assistants, paramedics and technicians. If the employee in question in a malpractice claim was performing a job-related act when the patient suffered an injury, there may be an opportunity to sue the hospital for the expenses and pain and […]

Xarelto the Target of Wrongful Death Lawsuit

The family of a man in Vermont who died in August 2012 has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the drug company Xarelto. The man died after fewer than 10 days of using the drug, and the family believes that Xarelto is liable for his death. Xarelto is the brand name of a rivaroxaban drug […]

Greater Efforts Needed to Combat Hospital Infections

People go to hospitals in order to get well. However, in some cases the hospitals themselves may actually be making them sick. Despite a great deal of progress in raising awareness of hospital infection concerns and promoting healthy and sterile practices, hospital-contracted infections still remain a significant problem in the United States. In a March […]