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What If Your Doctor Has a History of Medical Malpractice Lawsuits?

If you recently did a search on the internet and found that your doctor has a history of medical malpractice lawsuits, you will no doubt start to worry about your own safety. When quizzed about whether or not you should be worried about a doctor’s history of malpractice, experts are split down the middle. Does a Medical Malpractice Suit Mean Bad Doctoring? Many medical malpractice cases are settled before ever going to court. In these cases, it’s common for neither party to ever admit guilt. Often, insurers will settle a medical malpractice case rather than go to trial because they think the settlement may cost less than the trial. It could also be true that the doctor is named as a primary defendant when the real fault really should rest with the hospital. Also, doctors who regularly practice on patients who are more sick are more prone to lawsuits because…
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What is the Statute of Limitations to File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit in NJ?

A 2014 study published in the Journal of Patient Safety confirmed that as many as 440,000 people are killed by medical malpractice each year. Hundreds of thousands more are injured due to negligence or malice from their healthcare providers. It is not uncommon for victims of medical malpractice to either not know about the injury or not make the decision to file a malpractice lawsuit until later. Unfortunately, the statute of limitations to file a medical malpractice suit has prohibited many victims from seeking compensation for their medical expenses, as well as pain and suffering. Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations in New Jersey To clarify, a statute of limitations is the time limit you have to take legal action against another party after sustaining some sort of injury or wrongdoing. The clock generally starts at the time when the injury occurs. In most cases, if you try to file a…
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When a Doctor Lies to Cover Up Medical Malpractice

It’s nothing new for people to want to cover up their mistakes, but the popular saying about the cover up being worse than the crime rings especially true when it comes to medical malpractice. Dr. Ricardo Quarrie, a resident surgeon at Yale Hospital in Connecticut, is learning the hard way that lying is bad. The woman who has filed a lawsuit against the fibbing physician went in for an operation to remove one of her ribs, her eighth rib to be specific, because of a lesion. She went home from the hospital with the impression everything had gone swimmingly, but soon realized she was still experiencing a great deal of pain. She went to have a follow-up X-ray with a different doctor who quickly noticed the problem. Dr. Quarrie had removed the wrong rib. Not only that, but he had also left behind some metal coils used in the surgery….
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