Medical Malpractice & Doctor Mistakes in NC Archives - Page 4 of 21 - Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

Study Finds Criticism of Medical Staff May Increase Risk of Medical Errors

Therehave been multiple studies and statistics gathered regarding the high numbers of preventable medical errors. The issue has become so prevalent, that preventable medical errors are now considered the third leading cause of death in this country, following only heart disease and cancer. Some of the more common – and often deadly – preventable errors…

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Increasing Number of States Adopting “Loss of Chance” Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Minnesota’s Supreme Court recently handed down a decision that makes it the twenty-third state to adopt “Loss of Chance” medical malpractice lawsuits.The “Loss of Chance” or “Lost Chance Doctrine” differs from standard medical malpractice lawsuits in that it allows a patient to sue if a doctor’s negligence brought an increased rate of mortality or otherwise-decreased…

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