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Recognizing the Signs of Nursing Home Abuse
Recognizing the Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

For elderly people living in nursing homes, abuse is an unfortunate reality. According to the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA), more than 40% of nursing home residents have reported that they suffered abuse. This problem becomes worse when you consider that many ...

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Blog posts in Medical Malpractice

  • New Approaches to Resolving Medical Malpractice Claims

    Discussions across the country are looking for better methods for hospitals and clinics to admit mistakes and ensure they are not repeated. When ...

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  • Medical Malpractice Claims in the Wake of Missouri Decision Striking Down Damage Caps

    Caps on medical malpractice awards were part of an aggressive tort reform platform in the mid-2000’s. One rationale behind the damage cap legislation ...

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  • Proving Fault in a Medical Malpractice Case

    In a medical malpractice case, the burden of proof rests with the plaintiff who alleges substandard care on the part of a health care provider. The ...

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  • Reliability of Physician Report Cards in Question

    Recently a study from the New England Journal of Medicine found that when it comes to patient safety, little progress has been made. Although safety ...

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  • Questionable Treatment of Patients at Long-Term Care Facilities

    In late February, the New York Times revealed startling patterns of patient neglect at many of the nation’s long-term care facilities. Since that ...

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  • Missouri Couple Wins $6.4 million in Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

    Last month, a Missouri jury awarded $6.4 million to a husband and wife from St. Louis County after the man suffered a massive stroke that could have ...

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  • Doctors: Too Dependent on Medical Technology?

    A physician in a recent New York Times article lamented the current lack of more intimate doctor-patient relationships, and their replacement by ...

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  • Gadolinium Litigation

    Injured by side effects of an MRI contrast dye containing gadolinium? In May of 2007, the FDA required a Black Box Warning for all MRI contrast dyes ...

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  • Gallbladder Surgery Gone Bad

    Gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy) complications are a frequent source of litigation. One of the more common complications is bowel ...

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