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Medical Malpractice and Incompetence

Submitted by jrlaw on Jul 9th, 2010

Medical doctors lead famously stressful lives. They work long hours, pay a lot for their education and are held to higher standards than most other professionals. Unfortunately, some of these elements of their lives are at cross purposes with others. Doctors are oftentimes worked long hours to keep the profitability of hospitals high, but this means diminishing results in patient care. Medical malpractice law claims oftentimes deal with the results of this unhappy situation. In some cases, it’s the fact that the patient is simply treated as disposable that causes the problem.

A common incarnation of this is being prescribed a medication that is entirely inappropriate for the condition or the patient. This may occur because the patient’s condition was not diagnosed properly. It may also occur because of medical negligence: being prescribed an antibiotic that you’re allergic to, for instance, when that allergy was clearly noted on your records. While an attorney can provide recourse in these situations, your best option is to know your own medical history. If you’re allergic to penicillin, for instance, and a doctor writes you a prescription for amoxicillin, that should be a huge red flag.

Four Burdens of Proof for Medical Malpractice

Submitted by jrlaw on May 5th, 2010

Medical negligence or malpractice cases are complicated. They require excellent technical skills in the field of medicine for malpractice law firms to be able to win a case for their clients. In order to win a case, the lawyer must prove four things in court:

• The doctor owed a duty towards the patient

• The doctor breached this duty

• The breach caused Injury to the patient

• There were damages due to the injury

The above are also considered the four elements of medical malpractice.

Four Elements of Medical Malpractice

Duty owed: When a doctor or hospital treats a patient, a legal duty is created. This duty starts as soon as the doctor begins to provide any service to the patient, which includes medical counseling. If the claimant fails to show that there was an active doctor-patient bond during the time of the injury, his or her case becomes baseless. This is the very first step in making the case strong. If the lawyer fails in this, there is not much hope that you can get medical malpractice damages.

Dangerous Drug List

Submitted by jrlaw on Apr 20th, 2010

Dangerous and Recalled Drugs: The Facts

Drug Injury Law Firm, Dallas TX

Defective products are manufactured every day that harm thousands and thousands of people each year. Often times some of these defective products are prescription drugs. Whether the drug has been recalled or not consumers who are harmed by dangerous drugs are still protected by the product liability laws of our nation. At Rasansky Law Firm, we handle a variety of cases concerning product liability law all the time.

What Are The Dangerous And Recalled Drugs Out There?


HPV vaccine; the vaccine is being recommended for young girls to take in order to prevent certain types of HPV that cause cervical cancers. However, as of January 2010, 49 unexplained deaths followed Gardasil injections. Although the FDA has not recalled the vaccine, research whether or not it is right for your children before getting the vaccination.


Cholesterol drug; side effects can include headaches, skin problems, coughs, depression and liver problems. An increased risk of muscle pains occurs when the largest dose of 80mg is taken.

What Causes Sepsis?

Submitted by jrlaw on Mar 24th, 2010
The Severity of Sepsis Infection
Sepsis is a serious infection of the bloodstream. Though it can develop when the body is fighting a severe infection, it may also be the direct result of negligence or medical malpractice. The illness can originate from any site of infection, including pneumonia, urinary tract infection and open wounds caused by cellulitis, a skin infection, or bed sores. If not treated in a timely and appropriate manner, this medical condition can result in death. 
What Causes Sepsis?
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