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Five Myths about Medical Malpractice Cases

Being at the center of a medical malpractice case is a confusing, hurtful ordeal. You trust your doctors to take the best care of you and your family. So when you don't feel they have, you may feel confused and seek advice from friends, family, or the Internet. However, these are not the best sources of solid information on medical malpractice cases, how to know when you have a case, what to do to prove it, and how to win.

Who is Liable for Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice can be complicated. When most people think of suing for medical malpractice, they think mostly of suing the doctor. However, doctors are not the only medical professionals who can be sued for malpractice. In order to understand who can be sued for medical malpractice, it is important to understand what medical malpractice is.

Medical Malpractice Lawsuits for Lack of Informed Consent

When you have a medical procedure or treatment, your doctor has a duty to fully inform you about the risks involved. A failure to fully inform you about risks can be medical malpractice. However, not all risks need to be disclosed to a patient. Because of this, it is important to understand what informed consent is and what your doctor needs to tell you. 

The Most Common Reasons People Don't Pursue Medical Malpractice Claims

Have you ever heard someone describe a horrible medical situation and wondered, "Why didn't they sue?" From negligence to defective medical devices to adverse side effects from medication, so much can go wrong if a doctor isn't giving you their full attention or isn't listening to your concerns. So why isn't it more common for