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Medical Malpractice

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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FAQ’s – Medical Malpractice Questions Part II with Susan Capra

Question: Should I consider a medical malpractice lawsuit if I have had a bad result? Susan: It depends; a bad result may or may not indicate medical malpractice. Simply because a patient experiences a complication, that does not necessarily mean that there has been malpractice. A bad outcome may be what prompts the client to contact an attorney, but further investigation needs to be done...
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“What Surgeons Leave Behind”

That's the headline of a recent front-page story in USA Today (March 8-10, 2013). The newspaper reports that doctors sew up patients with mistaken objects inside more than a dozen times a day - the most common being sponges, needles and instruments. The story talks about a woman who had to undergo six hours of emergency surgery in Alabama to remove a sponge the size...
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