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Medical Malpractice

What To Do If a Surgery Goes Wrong

Patients hope that undergoing surgery will fix any ailments they currently have, but unfortunately, sometimes surgery can go horribly wrong, causing the patient more harm than they were experiencing before treatment. If you or a loved one experienced a surgery gone wrong, take a look at what you should do next and then contact Hyland & Padilla’s legal team right away. What Should I Do If My Surgery Went Wrong? If your surgery had an unexpected bad outcome beyond what the doctor and your medical team reasonably prepared you for, you could have a medical malpractice lawsuit. Depending on the type of harm the...

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Medical Malpractice More Prevalent Than Ever

One of the leading causes of death in the United States may surprise you: It’s your doctor. Medical malpractice ranked third as the leading cause of death among Americans in 2016. Medical malpractice has become more prevalent than ever. If you or a loved one has suffered at the hands of a doctor, medical professional, or a hospital, enlisting the help of an experienced medical malpractice lawyer can help you obtain the compensation you deserve to deal and recover from this devastating loss or injury. What Is Medical Malpractice? When a patient suffers harm or death due to a doctor or medical professional...

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How Should I Handle Hospital Negligence?

Hospital negligence can injure you, and you should know what to do if you're the victim of hospital negligence. What Type Of Negligence Can A Hospital Be Held Accountable For?  Hospitals can be held accountable for negligence in two main areas: The negligence of hospital employees: As the negligent person's employer, the hospital can be held liable. A physician, nurse, or other health care professional's negligence all fall under this category. Hospital liability for harm resulting from the facility administration's own mistakes: this type of negligence can be failing to verify employees or supervising employees have proper credentials. Failure to maintain and repair...

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What Victims of Medical Malpractice Should Know Before Suing Their Doctors

For patients who have suffered a life-altering injury or condition, receiving proper care becomes expensive and cumbersome. The new, challenging condition worsens if victims fear it was caused by a previously trusted physician's error, negligence, or malice, also known as medical malpractice. Victims may gain substantial monetary gains to help pay for their care and emotional damages from a medical malpractice suit. Knowing some essential information will help victims decide if they should move forward and key facts to gather. What Is Medical Malpractice? Before a victim can file suit for medical malpractice, understand what the term encompasses. Medical malpractice is when a doctor or...

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