A legal malpractice suit
against two Charleston attorneys has been dismissed because the statute of limitations started ticking from the moment that one of the lawyers clicked 'send' on an email that the client apparently neglected to read carefully, the South Carolina Court of Appeals has ruled.
Yatooma of Yatooma & Associates PC in Bloomfield Hills to complete the malpractice suit
(1) Susan Kreimer, Avoiding an EHR-related Malpractice Suit
, Medical Economics, Oct.
Summary: A Lebanese business owner has raised a malpractice suit
against his doctor after an X-ray confirmed that he has been walking on a broken shin for nearly four years.
The girls' parents have filed a medical malpractice suit
against a hospital and health care providers.
While the end result to dismiss the patient was achieved, the statute of limitations for a possible malpractice suit
had not fully run.
While punitive damages can be sought from a health care professional or a medical facility (on allegations including the deliberate harm to a patient), these damages rarely are awarded in a malpractice suit
The study, which looked at data from nearly 41,000 physicians, estimated that the average physician spends nearly 11% of his or her career facing an open malpractice suit
. "Although damages are a factor in how doctors perceive medical malpractice, even more distressing for the doctor and the patient may be the amount of time these claims take to be adjudicated," the authors said.
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The panels, which under state law consist of a former judge, attorney and a physician or two, are formed whenever a malpractice suit
is initiated, and they spend roughly a day reviewing malpractice disputes.
I really think that a strict emphasis on legalities and having people sign forms will get you nowhere, and it won't really protect you if someone decides to go after you in terms of a malpractice suit
. I work in the pediatric intensive care unit, and while I am not the most experienced person in the world, I don't see a lot of patients coming in with serious sports-related injuries to kidneys, or eyes, or testicles.
In contrast to all companies cited in an AAER or malpractice suit
, there have been an increasing number of AAERs and lawsuits for companies issuing restatements.