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Medical Malpractice

Texting and Checking Social Media During Surgery?

July 22, 2015 by Joseph J. Manna

Many medical professionals routinely use cellphones for social media and other non-patient related purposes while caring for patients. These distractions may have disastrous results, including unnecessary injuries and other potential medical malpractice issues. The Washington Post recently published an article on this important issue called “Do Cellphones Belong in the Operating Room?”

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Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice Claims

April 09, 2015 by Laraine Kelley

If you believe you have been injured through a doctor's negligence or the negligence of a medical provider such as a hospital and you plan to take legal action, you need to act promptly. The law requires you to pursue legal remedies like medical malpractice claims as soon as possible consistent with time limits for filing a claim, known as the “statute of limitations.“ Patients who fail to file a claim within the statute of limitations may be prevented from ever bringing their claim in the future, regardless of the strength of their case.   More...