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Medical Malpractice Archives

Woman files medical malpractice suit after instrument injury

The thought of needing surgery is never a pleasant scenario, especially when the procedure requires a large incision and extensive work. In Maine and elsewhere, the majority of these surgeries are successful with few, if any, complications. Unfortunately, according to one patient, her procedure wound up costing her greater harm and, possibly, lasting repercussions for which she recently filed a medical malpractice claim.

Mayo Clinic finds alarming numbers suffer from misdiagnosis

In the past, anytime a patient received a troubling diagnosis from a doctor, he or she was encouraged to seek the opinion of another physician. While that advice may not be heard as often, it may actually be an important part of receiving appropriate care. There is purportedly an alarming number of patients who have suffered from a misdiagnosis. It is quite likely that this problem has affected many Maine residents at some point in their health histories.

Unfortunate surgery failure or medical malpractice?

After trying all other available options, you decided to move forward with surgery. You may have been nervous about the procedure, but you believed that it would finally eliminate the pain and make a positive difference in your daily life. Now that your surgery is complete, however, you know that something isn’t right. Maybe you even wish you never agreed to this treatment in the first place.

Can you trust your doctor to keep your records confidential?

Imagine that you and your therapist travel in the same social circles. You know that there is a patient confidentiality requirement that she has to follow. This is why you were surprised when a mutual friend started asking about situations that you had discussed solely with your therapist. The purpose of the confidentiality standard is to encourage open dialogue between patients and their doctors or therapists.

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