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Medical Malpractice: Hidden Dangers of Robotic Surgery

Advancements in medicine have led to some miraculous discoveries and treatments, but even the latest technology can have devastating side effects. In a recent medical malpractice case involving robotic-assisted surgery, a 65-year-old male patient experienced a tragic outcome. Robotic Procedures for Prostate Cancer Laparoscopic prostatectomy (surgical removal of the prostate gland) is a common treatment for prostate cancer, and the da Vinci prostatectomy is one...
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Part VI – Frequently Asked Questions About Medical Malpractice Lawsuits with Susan Capra, Partner at Clifford Law Offices, and Nurse – Costs and Fees in Medical Malpractice Cases and What You Can Do

Question: What are the costs and attorneys' fees associated with a medical malpractice lawsuit? Susan: Medical malpractice cases can be very costly to prosecute. We are talking tens of thousands of dollars. And the attorney will pay these costs and be reimbursed at the end of the lawsuit if we are successful. But the biggest cost I think in any medical malpractice case is expert...
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Part V – Frequently Asked Questions on Medical Malpractice Lawsuits with Susan Capra, Partner at Clifford Law Offices, and Nurse – What Happens After the Lawsuit is Filed

Question: What will happen after the medical malpractice lawsuit is filed? Susan: A process called discovery occurs. And basically what discovery is, it's where the attorneys will engage in various practices to determine the facts of the case that will be presented at trial. The attorneys will exchange written questions; those are called Interrogatories. And the client will have to answer some written questions under...
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Part IV – Frequently Asked Questions About Medical Malpractice Lawsuits with Susan Capra, Partner at Clifford Law Offices, and Nurse – The First Steps in Determining If You Have a Case

Question: How do I choose an attorney to investigation a potential malpractice claim? Susan: That's a good question. Medical malpractice is a very distinct and specialized type of law. You want to choose an experienced medical malpractice attorney -- an attorney who deals with these types of cases and who has handled these cases in the past. Most law firms now have websites and you...
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Frequently Asked Questions About Medical Malpractice, Part III, with Susan Capra, Partner at Clifford Law Offices and Nurse – Medical Records in Medical Malpractice Cases

Question: If I think I have been a victim of medical malpractice, what should I do? Susan: I think it's a good idea to begin documenting. Document what happened. Document everything that happens after the malpractice. Dates of surgery, lab results, if you have a CT scan, the results of the CT scan. Document the names of the doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers involved....
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