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Malpractice

Malpractice occurs when a professional fails to follow generally accepted standards of the profession.  It is most commonly thought of happening with respect to medical professionals, investment professionals, accountants and attorneys.  When a professional commits malpractice it results in a violation of trust and responsibility the professional has to his or her client.

When a medical professional commits malpractice, the health or even the life of the practitioner's patient may become at risk.  The medical profession and their insurers argue that the high costs of medical malpractice lawsuits in an ever complicated profession are driving up medical expenses for everyone.  Lawyers involved with medical malpractice cases, on the other hand, argue that patients deserve to be made whole again after the potential devastating results of malpractice by a medical professional.  They also claim that malpractice accountability has helped to make the U.S. healthcare system the best in the world.

While malpractice lawsuits against physicians and hospitals may result in more comprehensive healthcare, it also results in physicians ordering additional tests and procedures for legal reasons rather than for clinical reasons.  Occasionally, these extra tests turn out to be useful but much more often they are just an extra, unnecessary expense to the patient.  Estimates of the additional costs these unnecessary tests and procedures cost patients and their insurance companies approach $100 Billion annually.  Some argue that this additional cost is worth spending to have the world's best healthcare system.

 

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Jury delivers 1.5 million malpractice verdict against Roanoke radiology practice Roanoke Times A jury has recommended that a 1.5 million award be paid to a Roanoke patient whose illness was misinterpreted during an initial phase of his examination, and who later suffered extreme complications. The patient, Alexander Nelson, who39s now 79, filed and more raquo

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Law.com Ex Alston amp Bird Partner Defends Work for Client Suing for Malpractice Law.com As the first week of trial in the legal malpractice suit against Alston amp Bird concluded Friday, former partner Jack Sawyeraccused of mishandling a family company39s affairs and allowing the eldest sibling to abscond with about 1.5 milliontook the

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The Boston Globe In a turnabout, a malpractice lawyer in Boston finds that he is a victim The Boston Globe Michael Mone, leading medical malpractice lawyer in Boston, said he has incurable cancer because it was misdiagnosed in 2009. By Jonathan Saltzman Globe Staff February 17, 2018. For decades, Michael E. Mone has been a go to lawyer in Boston for

New York Postaposs Davidoff Accuses Mets Of AposMalpracticeapos Over Tebow Ap...
NewsBusters press release blog New York Post39s Davidoff Accuses Mets of 39Malpractice39 over Tebow 39Farce39 NewsBusters press release blog When New York Mets39 General Manager Sandy Alderson said Sunday that Tim Tebow could possibly make it to the major leagues, you knew the media haters would resort to throwing verbal bean balls at him and trashing his football career all over again. The and more raquo

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