Professional Malpractice

This is FindLaw's collection of Professional Malpractice articles, part of the Litigation and Disputes section of the Corporate Counsel Center. Malpractice law provides the rules and procedures for holding professionals responsible for the harm that results from their carelessness. People depend on doctors, lawyers, accountants, and other experts to perform their jobs prudently. All states provide a means for malpractice victims to pursue recourse, but some jurisdictions place caps on the amount of money a victim can recover. Law articles in this archive are predominantly written by lawyers for a professional audience seeking business solutions to legal issues. Start your free research with FindLaw.

Professional Malpractice Articles
    • Cerebral Palsy: What Should Parents Know?
      The term "Cerebral Palsy" or "CP" is an umbrella-like term used to describe a group of chronic disorders impairing control of movement that appear in a child's first few years of life. Cerebral refers to the brain's two halves, or hemispheres, and ...

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    • Causes of Birth Injuries and Cerebral Palsy
      Article provided by Greene, Ketchum, Bailey, Walker, Farrell & Tweel. Please visit our Web site at www.greeneketchum.com. The birth of a baby is an exciting time for any family. When complications arise and medical intervention becomes necessary ...

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    • Common Hospital Errors
      This information is provided by The Law Office of Robert H. Kleinschmidt, P.C. Please visit our Web site. In a 1999 study conducted by the Institute of Medicine, entitled “To Err Is Human:  Building a Safer Health System”, the authors discovered ...

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    • An Overview of the Health Law Specialty
      THE HEALTH CARE industry is the largest sector of the United States economy, accounting for $1 trillion in annual expenditures and representing about 15 percent of gross domestic product. Like any other industry of size and complexity, health care ...

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    • Medical Malpractice: Misdiagnosis
      Article provided by Knapp & Roberts. Please visit our Web site at www.krattorneys.com. Misdiagnosis is one of the primary reasons why medical malpractice cases are filed. A misdiagnosis can occur when a doctor fails to correctly diagnosis a ...

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    • HMO Medical Directors and Professional Sanctions
      ONE OF THE ONGOING accomplishments of managed care has been the ability of health maintenance organizations (HMOs) and other managed care plans to reduce health-care costs by curbing unnecessary treatments and tests, shortening inpatient hospital ...

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    • Health Law Legislation: Pennsylvania Expands "Informed Consent"
      MCARE — the “Medical Care Availability and Reduction of Error” Act — was Pennsylvania’s most recent response to the medical professional liability crisis. MCARE significantly expands the doctrine of “informed consent,” requiring physicians to become ...

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    • Liability for Attorneys' Opinion Letters
      Every day attorneys in large law firms represent their clients in complex commercial transactions – mergers, acquisitions, loans and other types of financing. In almost every one of these deals the seller's or borrower's counsel is called upon to ...

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    • Fibromyalgia Syndrome
      1. WHAT IS FIBROMYALGIA? Fibromyalgia syndrome is a common form of generalized muscular pain and fatigue that is believed to affect approximately 2% of the U.S. population, or 5 million people. The name fibromyalgia means pain in the muscles and the ...

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    • Courting Disaster
      Our neo-con friends are at it again, all for our own good, mind you. Before we all chip in to send them thanks, let's take a moment to reflect on the next "best thing" they wish to visit upon us. Recently, they have begun circulating a pet proposal ...

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