Among the care commonly provided at hospitals is infection care. When hospital staff are caring for patients that have or show signs of having an infection that transmits by contact, there can be risks of the infection spreading. This is why it is so important for hospital staff to take proper precautionary steps when providing such care. One would hope missteps when it comes to such measures would be rare. Unfortunately though, a recent study indicates such missteps might actually be rather common.
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The standard of care is used in legal claims to determine whether a patient experienced medical malpractice. If a doctor fails to treat a patient with the standard level of care, he or she is responsible for the resulting injury to the patient.
Stem cell research has been developing for decades and shows promise of providing cures for serious diseases and ailments. To date, placental and umbilical cord stem cell treatment has been proven effective at treating leukemia and certain blood diseases. These treatments have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
It may sound like an absurd idea. You go to the doctor for a routine exam, and he orders a urine lab. You pee into a cup and are on your merry way. A couple weeks later, you get a bill in the mail that is so exorbitant, it could run you into the ground.
The opioid crisis has been making national headlines recently. Instances of addiction and death resulting from opioid use are at an all-time high. Last year Washington declared the crisis to be a public health emergency.
Technology is important – in everyday life and medical care. Unfortunately, improper or negligent use of it can mean disaster for patients.
The search for justice on behalf of injured individuals and their families is the driving force behind our legal practice, as it is for others of our colleagues who are members of the Michigan Association for Justice. As a group, we strive to ensure that laws and the courts don't allow profits to take precedent over people.
On this blog, we focus on the issues that face victims of medical malpractice and how these people can seek justice given the horrible treatment they received at the doctor's office. However, sometimes it is beneficial to analyze the other side of the issue to have a better understanding of the whole topic. In this regard, today we want to talk about the defenses doctor's and medical institutions use to combat medical malpractice claims against them.
In our last post, we noted both the importance of informed consent in health care, as well as the fact that informed consent is not necessarily always sufficient. Under Michigan law, negligence can occur with informed consent when a physician fails to reasonably inform a patient of the risks of a treatment.