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Ways Surgical Errors Could Lead to Medical Malpractice

Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on Feb 04, 2020 in Medical Malpractice

Surgeons and surgical staff are some of the most highly trained and qualified medical professionals in the country. However, when they fail to provide the proper care or make an error during surgery, they may be liable for medical malpractice. When this…

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Is a Cancer Misdiagnosis Considered to Be Medical Malpractice?

Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on Dec 26, 2019 in Medical Malpractice

Cancer is one of the most common types of medical misdiagnosis, leading to serious consequences for patients. If the cancer is not identified or is mistaken for another disease, a patient may not receive the proper treatment. This can cause a patient’s…

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Can I Pursue a Medical Malpractice Claim for Flu Misdiagnosis?

Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on Nov 05, 2019 in Medical Malpractice

Thousands of people in the U.S. get sick from the flu each season. Children and the elderly are particularly susceptible to getting the flu. Being sick with the flu can disrupt a person’s life and lead to several days of illness. Severe cases of the flu…

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Factors Involved in Breach of Duty of Care in Medical Malpractice Cases

Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on Sep 09, 2019 in Medical Malpractice

The duty of care that a doctor owes to a patient is much higher than the duty one person owes to another. This is because of the contractual duty of the doctor to provide the appropriate care to the patient, as well as the education and skill that makes…

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In nearly every medical malpractice case, the victim will need to hire an expert witness who can explain what went wrong. Non-doctors may not be qualified to make these determinations, so a qualified medical expert may have to provide complex testimony…

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Understanding Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Requirements in Florida

Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on Jun 12, 2019 in Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice cases are often complex. These cases can require extensive treatment records and detailed testimony provided by medical experts. Further complicating these cases are additional procedural requirements involved in medical malpractice…

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When is a Pneumonia Misdiagnosis Considered Medical Negligence?

Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on May 03, 2019 in Medical Malpractice

Injuries caused by misdiagnosis are often severe, and when a person has pneumonia, this mistake can cost the patient his or her life. It is the duty of the physician to observe the symptoms and diagnose the condition correctly. If there is negligence…

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How Healthcare-Associated Infections May Be Medical Malpractice

Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on Mar 19, 2019 in Medical Malpractice

Healthcare-associated infections are a national patient safety problem. One out of every 25 patients are affected at any given time across the U.S. health care system. These infections cause tens of thousands of deaths each year and yet are often preventable.…

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National Birth Defects Prevention Month

Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on Jan 14, 2019 in Medical Malpractice

January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month. The 2019 theme is “Best for You. Best for Baby.” While many birth defects in the U.S. are preventable, a child can still be born with complications resulting from medical negligence due to inadequate…

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What Is Informed Consent in Relation to Medical Malpractice?

Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on Dec 06, 2018 in Medical Malpractice

Patients have the right to certain information before undergoing medical treatment. This allows them to provide informed consent before receiving medical care. Informed consent communicates to a patient the benefits and risks associated with a particular…

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