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Why is time of the essence in filing a medical malpractice claim?

You have been injured by the negligence of another-either in a car accident or due to medical negligence by a medical professional. You're busy running to the hospital, dealing with the aftermath of the incident, recuperating. Even though you intend to file a case, you keep delaying for a number of reasons and then when you finally get around to it, you find out the case is time-barred. You have a right to file the case-after all you were injured at the hands of another. So, what does time-barred mean? It means the right to sue has potentially been lost forever because the case was not brought within a specific time.

Medical mistakes one of the leading causes of death

When an Indiana resident goes to the doctor, they expect the doctor will help them, not hurt them. Most of the time this is the case, but, occasionally, a medical mistake occurs. In this situation, a family may be able to hold a doctor liable for medical malpractice.

After a surgery gone poorly, compensation might be possible

Residents of Floyd County, Indiana and all of those who live on the Indiana side of the Louisville metro area probably do not list having surgery as one of their favorite activities, and for good reason. Even when all goes well, a person may have to take time off from work to recover from even a minor surgery.

Indiana's medical malpractice damage cap

Indiana arguably has some of the toughest laws in the country for medical malpractice victims who want to get the compensation they deserve after a doctor or other medical professional injures them; however, while a challenge, these laws are not insurmountable obstacles, and injured patients should not be discouraged from holding their doctors accountable.

Equipment left in surgery patients leads to serious conditions

It sounds like a horrific premise. You or someone you love goes under the knife for surgery, and the knife or some surgical tool is left inside the patient. Unfortunately, it does happen. In fact, according to a report by The Joint Commission, a health care watchdog organization, between 2005 and 2012 there were almost 800 cases reported of surgical equipment left behind in patients' bodies. While most cases led to a patient's extended stay in the hospital, more than a dozen cases were severe. The study found 16 deaths attributed to the problem.

Minnesota state work group wants "granny cams" in nursing homes

It is never an easy decision to move an elderly family member into a nursing home. Unfortunately as they age, many people are left unable to care for themselves. While some families have the ability, support and finances to take care of the elderly during their final years, not all families do, and for older folks who need 24-hour care, a nursing home is one place they may end up.

Hospital covers up MRSA outbreak, leaving 2 dead, 6 sick

When you enter a hospital, it is assumed that you or your loved one will receive the necessary and proper treatment. Since hospital continually deal with patients who are sick, often with contagious diseases, it is important that the hospital or medical facility take the necessary precautions to prevent the spread of diseases. Unfortunately, this is not always the case however.

CDC warns of possible patient damage from post-surgery infection

Indiana residents who need care at a hospital will undoubtedly trust the medical professionals treating them. Even with that trust, there should be vigilance with any treatment that they are receiving. This is because a patient can become a victim when there is a medical error. These types of mistakes can lead to injury, long-term damage and even death. It is after this has happened that the victim and his or her family needs to be aware of the steps to take to file a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Doctor errors can lead to catastrophic results

When a person suffers from an illness or injury, they typically will visit with a doctor, hospital or medical facility to address the condition in hopes that it will be properly treated. And in a vast majority of cases, medical professionals are able to properly diagnose the condition and address it appropriately. Every person is unique however, which can lead to certain gray areas. This is where the professional expertise, education and experience of doctors and their medical staff come in.

Patient rooms, scrubs and germ transmission

There are many policies hospitals may have in place when it comes to their nurses. This includes policies on germ transmission prevention. It is very important for nurses to follow these policies whenever they are in situations in which there could be transmission risks. Failure to do this could up the chances of a germ spreading through a hospital, exposing patients to harm. When a patient gets sick due to a bacteria spreading to them while at a hospital, skilled attorneys can investigate for them whether the nurses and other staff at the hospital followed germ prevention protocols the way they should have.

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