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Chiropractic negligence must be handled carefully

People who turn to a chiropractor for treatment are putting a lot of trust in these professionals. When things go awry, there is a chance that the patient will suffer harm. Some might wonder what they can do when this happens because a chiropractor isn't a medical doctor.

Patients can suffer greatly when a doctor botches their care

Doctors are expected to take care of their patients in a way that at least meets the standard of care for the situation. This is based on the information that's available, the doctor's training and a few other factors. When the doctor doesn't do this, the patient may suffer harm.

How common are wrong site, procedure or patient errors?

Medical malpractice is a far too common occurrence in the United States. It may surprise you to learn about one common mistake that doctors make though. It's a wrong body part, site, procedure or patient error. Instances such as these are commonly known as "never events" because there's no excuse or justification for them to ever happen under any circumstances.

Improper care in the emergency department can cause harm

Individuals who seek medical care in an emergency room may be experiencing something life-threatening. They don't need to have to deal with unnecessary delays in care or a lax standard of care when they do this because there can be serious consequences in these cases.

Does telemedicine increase the chances of malpractice?

Telemedicine is becoming an increasingly common way for doctors to see patients. Being able to see and talk to a doctor via Skype, FaceTime or other platform can be particularly beneficial for patients who don't live close to their doctor, for those who may not be able to drive or for patients who don't want to risk being exposed to other patients who may be contagious.

Can I file a medical malpractice lawsuit in Louisiana?

What rises to the level of medical malpractice varies by state. This crime is a type of negligence that generally involves a health care provider offering services that are below the standard of care. If that medical practitioner's actions result in their patient being either injured or dead, then the patient or their loved ones may be able to sue for damages.

Why you need to be completely honest with your doctor

We all want people to think we're younger, thinner and healthier than we are and that we have better habits than we do. However, when you're talking to your doctor, it's essential to be completely honest. If you aren't, they won't be able to treat you correctly -- and could even cause harm that could have been avoided.

Know your options for dealing with medical malpractice

Medical malpractice cases are often very difficult for the victims. Not only are they dealing with the physical impacts of the malpractice, they are also having to handle the emotional damage that comes from being harmed by a person they placed their trust in. We know what a difficult situation this is, so we are here to help individuals who have gone through this.

Time limits apply to medical malpractice claims in Louisiana

Medical malpractice cases are often hard for the victims to handle. Not only do they have to deal with the physical part of the situation, they also have to live with the mental impacts of the doctor breaking the trust they put in them. This can all be very difficult to do, especially when the malpractice first occurs.

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