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Medical malpractice risks and options following joint replacement

Technological advancements and demographic shifts are among the reasons for an increase in joint replacement surgeries. Like any surgical procedure, joint replacement can carry some risks, including infection or blood clots. Arizona patients who do end up with these outcomes following joint replacement may consider a medical malpractice claim.

What type of evidence is needed in a medical malpractice case?

Evidence is a critical element in any legal case. In Arizona medical malpractice cases, the evidence presented should prove both a causal relationship and negligence. There are many different acceptable forms of evidence that can support an individual's case.

Medical malpractice: Important information for Arizona parents

When a woman enters an Arizona hospital to give birth, she can reasonably expect that her entire medical team will adhere accepted safety protocol to help her and her baby navigate labor, delivery and recovery in as safe and healthy a manner as possible. A pregnant woman will have hopefully been attending prenatal care appointments throughout her pregnancy. Such appointments can help doctors, nurses, midwives and other care providers spot potential risks to mothers and their unborn children. Sadly, there are a number of of birth injuries in this country every year, many of which lead to medical malpractice lawsuits.

Robotic surgery and the impact on medical malpractice claims

Robotics and automation have advanced considerably in recent years in almost every field, including medicine. There are many clear benefits to using robotics and automation to aid surgeries, including consistency, efficiency and ability to prevent fatigue in medical professionals doing repetitive tasks. But many Arizona patients also wonder if these technologies could malfunction, and what medical malpractice options they will have if this caused harm.

What is the average medical malpractice settlement in the U.S?

When choosing whether to take legal action, most people weigh their options and the pros and cons of going to court. In doing this, the amount of compensation or damages that may result from the case is a key factor. Arizona individuals considering a medical malpractice suit should ask a lawyer for the specific potentiality of their cases. In addition, they may consider data regarding the average settlement and the factors that historically affect rates.

What is needed to bring a medical malpractice case?

When someone is the victim of a botched medical procedure or inadequate care, they may wonder what legal options they have. If certain requirements are met, individuals with these experiences may be able to bring a medical malpractice claim. Here are some of the things that are typically needed in order to file such a suit in Arizona, or elsewhere in the United States.

New report sheds light on neurologist medical malpractice cases

There are many kinds of medical specialists in the United States. For a variety of reasons, certain types of surgeons and doctors find themselves more likely to face medical malpractice lawsuits. A new report shows that nearly two-thirds of neurologists and neurosurgeons have faced legal action. This is interesting news for Arizona patients or family members who may be considering filing a civil action for issues related to brain health.

Main causes of anesthesiologist medical malpractice suits

Taking a patient's medical history in advance of a surgery is an important step in any non-emergency procedure. A new study shows that failing to do this is a leading case of medical malpractice lawsuits faced by anesthesiologists. It is important for Arizona patients who may be subject to anesthesia to understand the risks they may face depending on their medical histories. If anesthesiologists do not properly consider these risks, a lawsuit may result should injury occur.

Law opens door for medical malpractice claims for soldiers

Until recently, military service members who suffered injuries as a result of the negligence of military doctors had few options for seeking compensation. That is because of a 1950 Supreme Court decision known as the Feres Doctrine, which prohibits service members from suing for damages under the Federal Tort Claims Act. For decades, this decision has left service members and their families in Arizona and elsewhere struggling because they had no recourse for justice when medical malpractice at the hands of military doctors resulted in injury or death to a service member.

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