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Why objections are important to medical malpractice cases

Many medical malpractice cases wind up settling through negotiations and mediations. A fair number, though, go all the way to litigation. When this happens, medical malpractice victims need to be prepared to present compelling legal arguments that are persuasive to the judge and jury. This may sound simple enough, as it may appear that the facts are easy to discern, but the truth of the matter is that the legal logistics of litigation can completely reshape how facts are presented and interpreted.

Aggressive advocacy needed to combat medical malpractice defenses

Pursuing a medical malpractice lawsuit takes courage. It also takes a firm grasp of the law and how it applies to the facts at hand. This is because, as we discussed on the blog previously, there are a number of defenses to these types of claims. Also, high-paid doctors and established hospitals have extensive resources to dump into their defense. This means that aggressive defense attorneys will do everything they can to rip apart a victim's claim, even if that means blaming the victim himself or herself.

Common defenses to medical malpractice

Pursuing a medical malpractice lawsuit can provide extensive financial relief and a sense of justice to those who are wronged by negligent medical professionals. However, before compensation can be obtained, certain legal elements must be shown. This means gathering and presenting evidence of negligence and causation, which can be challenging in its own right. However, even when one believes that he or she has built a strong case, he or she still has to confront any defenses that are raised. Therefore, it is important for medical malpractice victims to understand the defenses they may face, as it will allow them to build a stronger case.

Medical malpractice claim filed fifteen years later

The birth of a child should be a joyous and happy occasion. For one woman who received a routine epidural to deliver her youngest son via cesarean section, it was the beginning of a long battle with constant pain. Now, fourteen years later, the woman has filed a medical malpractice claim against the hospital where she gave birth. In New York and other states, no one expects to have complications during an epidural procedure.

Veteran files medical malpractice suit for left-behind scalpel

New York patients place an enormous amount of trust in their health care providers when undergoing surgery or other invasive procedures. Unfortunately, that trust is sometimes misplaced. An Army veteran is pursuing a medical malpractice lawsuit after a surgical tool was left inside of him after surgery.

Foreign object from surgery prompts medical malpractice claim

Going under the knife can be understandably nerve-wracking for New York patients. Complications, inattentive staff and doctor errors can all cause serious injuries that carry life-long implications for victims. Many victims choose to pursue medical malpractice claims to address the physical, financial and mental toll that often accompany the aftermath of such injuries.

VA accused of hiring doctors with medical malpractice histories

For the men and women who have served in the United States military, the Department of Veterans Affairs is an incredibly valuable benefit. Many New York veterans seek necessary care and treatment from VA facilities, and expect that the medical professionals there are competent and trustworthy. Unfortunately, this may simply not be the case. A recent investigation revealed that the VA has a bad habit of hiring doctors previously accused and found responsible for medical malpractice.

Doctor leaves practice with unresolved medical malpractice claims

When something goes wrong during a medical procedure, the patient has the right to seek answers to questions. In some cases, the doctor may be forthright about the issue, but other New York doctors may be unwilling to admit their mistakes. However, in another state, a doctor facing numerous medical malpractice lawsuits has mysteriously left his practice.

Medical malpractice lawsuit for delayed cancer treatment

Although many find information about medical conditions on the internet, most New York patients trust their doctors to know when treatment is essential and when it can be delayed. In some cases, a doctor may delay treating a patient's condition in order to observe its progress in order to avoid a drastic procedure that may be unnecessary. However, if a doctor fails to treat a potentially life-threatening condition, the consequences may be tragic and a medical malpractice lawsuit may be appropriate.

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