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What are concurrent surgeries?

Worcester, Massachusetts patients who have to go under the knife for any surgical procedure, and especially a significant one, probably do so under the assumption that their doctor is going to be attending to them in the operating room from the start of the procedure until they are moved into recovery.

Are there damage caps in medical negligence cases?

As this blog has discussed previously, Massachusetts residents are entitled to receive compensation if their doctor's errors cause them to experience worsened symptoms or, in some cases, further injury their bodies. A Worcester resident can seek out this compensation by submitting a medical malpractice claim and, if that fails, filing suit for damages.

3 surgical errors that could leave you seeking compensation

At some point in your life, you likely needed some sort of medical attention. Though medical professionals' duties involve helping you and other people to the best of their abilities in hopes of addressing your medical ailments, it may prove difficult to place complete trust in physicians, surgeons, nurses and other hospital staff. This wariness may seem warranted as placing your life in the hands of other people likely does not feel like the most comfortable or natural experience.

Four Ways Doctors' Treatment of Obese Patients Can Result in Malpractice Claims

Those with obesity are having trouble fitting into more than their clothes. In many cases, they are finding it difficult to fit into a healthcare system that often does a better job of serving patients who are thin. Treatment of obese patients by hospitals, doctors, and nurses could be considered malpractice if proper treatment is not provided. Here are some common concerns.

10 Signs Of Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing home abuse is an unfortunate reality for many families in America. Nursing homes are reluctant to disclose it when it happens. In some cases, it is difficult to tell if the resident's injuries were due to abuse or simple mishap. According to ABC News, 30 percent of nursing homes were cited for abuse of all degrees between 1999 and 2001. In another study published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information, 73 percent of nurses in Indiana had observed a resident being abused. It falls on families to look out for their loved ones by investigating potential injuries and medical neglect in the nursing home.

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