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  • How to Prove Medical Negligence

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 7-Nov-2017

    Patients who suffer harm as a result of negligent medical care have the right to hold the responsible health care providers accountable by pursuing a medical malpractice case. These civil lawsuits allow victims to demonstrate that their injuries could and should have been prevented if not for medical negligence, and to recover financial compensation for the damages they incurred, including any ...
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  • A Primer on Medical Malpractice Laws in Nevada

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 18-May-2017

    When seeking medical treatment, all patients have a right to expect that physicians, nurses, and other health care providers will treat them in accordance to the accepted standard of care. This means that medical professionals assess, evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients as any reasonable medical professional would under similar circumstances. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, ...
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  • Wrongful Life or Wrongful Birth?

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 16-May-2017

    When a child is born with a disability caused during childbirth through medical malpractice, there is often an obvious case to be pursued. There are other categories of medical malpractice that might not be so obvious: the claims of wrongful life and wrongful birth. Wrongful life claims : A claim brought by the disabled child (through a guardian), claiming that the medical provider did something ...
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  • Congress Considers Legislation that Could Limit Victims' Rights

    Posted By Shook & Stone || 24-Mar-2017

    The civil justice system has become has become the focal point contention and dispute waged largely by corporations, insurance companies, and big businesses that have interests in shielding themselves from liability when their actions, products, or companies cause preventable harm. As a personal injury law firm that has recovered over half a billion dollars in compensation for clients across ...
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  • Medical Malpractice Never Events

    Posted By Nevada Personal Injury Attorney || 12-Jul-2013

    With a name like "never events," it would seem these medical events are nonexistent, or at least rare. Unfortunately, adverse and preventable medical events are becoming more and more common. The National Quality Forum has identified 28 medical events that should never happen. These are errors that are inexcusable and completely avoidable. Rather than minor errors, most of these never ...
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  • The Role of Medical Malpractice Litigation in Reforming Patient Care

    Posted By Las Vegas Personal Injury Attorney || 17-May-2013

    In a recent article published by the New York Times, UCLA law professor Joanna Schwartz discussed her recent survey of hospital administrators and medical malpractice litigation’s role in changing patient care standards. The survey asked more than 400 hospital risk management professionals about their response to medical errors. The results indicated that in recent years, hospitals have ...
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  • February is American Heart Month

    Posted By Shook & Stone, Chtd. || 23-Feb-2012

    This February marks the 10th annual American Heart Month. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) uses this month to raise awareness about heart disease and the many serious consequences it can have for women. According to the organization, heart disease is the number one killer of women. It is important to understand the symptoms of coronary heart disease and to seek immediate ...
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  • What to Know about Medical Malpractice in Nevada

    Posted By Las Vegas Personal Injury Attorney || 13-Jun-2011

    Nevada patients expect their physicians and healthcare providers to be qualified, ethical, and provide the highest standard of care. Unfortunately, many physicians have forgotten the Hippocratic Oath which they had sworn to when they first became healthcare professionals. Medical malpractice is a general term used to describe unethical, inappropriate, negligent or substandard care by a physician, ...
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