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What You Need to Know About Medical Malpractice

According to the American Medical Association, medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in the United States. In 1999, the Institute of Medicine released the report “To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System,” claiming that medical errors in hospitals may account for 44,000 to 98,000 deaths each year. In 2013, the…

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Medical Malpractice: How to Respond

American medical providers are legally and morally obligated to provide their patients with what is called a “standard of care.” This simply means that they must take the best care of their patients possible without ever knowingly causing harm, and make sure their patients are well-informed so that they can provide informed consent. This standard exists…

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H.R. 1215: A Threat to Medical Patients Nationwide

In the past few months, our nation’s congress have been trying to push forward a bill known as H.R. 1215. While the congressional website’s explanation is more than a little unclear to the layperson’s eye, its goals are simple and dangerous: to protect the medical industry’s profits, even at the endangerment of patients. H.R. 1215 would…

201702.20
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Medical Malpractice: Don’t be silent!

Every medical professional in America is required – legally, morally, and ethically – to provide their patients with a professional standard of care. These standards exist for a simple reason: We trust doctors to take care of us when we are not well. Doctors learn and train for years in order to provide the absolute…