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Can I Sue ER Doctors for Emergency Room Malpractice?

By Carroll Law Firm |

The fast-paced nature of emergency rooms can result in many types of medical errors. When emergency room doctors fail to adhere to accepted standards of care, and patients get hurt due to their mistakes, the injured patients may be entitled to compensation through a medical malpractice lawsuit. Many hospitals and emergency rooms are understaffed… Read More »

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Can Language Barriers Lead to Medical Malpractice?

By Carroll Law Firm |

Nearly 22% of the U.S. population speaks a language other than English at home, according to an analysis of Census Bureau data for 2018. The fact that one in five U.S. residents speaks a foreign language at home contributes to the increased risk of medical malpractice due to miscommunication. Statistically speaking, non-English speaking people… Read More »

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OB-GYN Medical Malpractice: Common Types of Obstetric or Gynecology Negligence

By Carroll Law Firm |

OB-GYN medical malpractice refers to the failure on the part of an obstetrician or gynecologist to adhere to the accepted standard of care while providing medical care. Obstetricians and gynecologists – commonly referred to as OB-GYNS – are the most frequently sued medical professionals, according to Medscape. What is Obstetric/Gynecology (OB-GYN) Medical Malpractice? Any… Read More »

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How to Sue a Doctor for Medical Malpractice in Georgia

By Carroll Law Firm |

We rely on doctors and their knowledge when something bad happens to us, whether it is a gradually developing condition or an injury stemming from a car accident. Unfortunately, doctors sometimes make mistakes (which is why they carry insurance), and those medical errors can result in harm and negative consequences. How a Medical Malpractice… Read More »

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Medical Malpractice in Radiology: When Can You Sue a Radiologist?

By Carroll Law Firm |

Medical errors are not uncommon in radiology.  Radiologists deal with the interpretation of diagnostic imaging such as MRIs, CT scans, X-Rays, ultrasounds, sonograms, and many more. Radiology is one of the medical fields most likely to be subject to medical malpractice and negligence. Types of Medical Errors in Radiology Malpractice Researchers found that the… Read More »

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One in 10 People with Any of These Conditions Are Misdiagnosed, a Study Found

By Carroll Law Firm |

Diagnosis errors are a common problem in the United States. Anyone can be misdiagnosed during a medical examination, but a 2020 study published in the journal Diagnosis says that people with any of these three serious conditions are even more likely to receive a wrong diagnosis. The study, which was conducted by researchers at… Read More »

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How to Check Your Doctor’s Medical Malpractice History in Georgia

By Carroll Law Firm |

Many patients are curious to know whether their doctor has been sued for medical malpractice. Luckily, there are ways to check if your doctor has been sued before. However, doing so can be complicated. The most common reason why people want to know whether their physician has been sued for medical errors is that… Read More »

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What is the Standard of Care in Medical Malpractice Cases in Georgia?

By Carroll Law Firm |

If a doctor has made a medical error that resulted in your injury, you might be able to sue the negligent physician for medical malpractice. However, filing a medical malpractice claim can be complicated because you are required to prove that the medical procedure or treatment fell below the accepted “standard of care.” Failure… Read More »

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Why Many Medical Cases Never Reach the Courthouse Steps

By Carroll Law Firm |

Medical malpractice cases are some of the most challenging and difficult cases to handle in the world of civil litigation.  And the harsh reality is that most instances of medical malpractice never result in a lawsuit.  This reality is a difficult pill to swallow for many, and understandably so, but the law is swayed… Read More »

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Surgical Errors Are the Second Leading Cause of Medical Malpractice Claims, a New Study Shows

By Carroll Law Firm |

A new report concludes that surgery is the second most common cause of medical malpractice claims against U.S. doctors overall.  Diagnosis-related claims made up nearly a third of all malpractice claims, according to the study by medical liability insurer Coverys. Coverys analyzed thousands of closed medical malpractice claims from 2014 to 2018 and found… Read More »

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