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
    • New External Appeal Law in New York
      The New York State Legislature recently passed a law permitting independent external appeals for denials of coverage by health plans. The new law took effect on July 1, 1999 and contains statutory mandates in the Insurance Law and the Public Health ...

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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Birth Injuries: Causes and Investigation
      When a baby is injured during labor or delivery, what is supposed to be a wonderful, joyous occasion can turn into a frightening and sometimes tragic event. The parents may have many questions. Will my baby ever recover? Could this have been ...

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    • Civil Claims By Survivors of Sexual Abuse
      There are some adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse who could successfully bring claims to recover money damages from the persons who caused them harm. In addition, claims can be brought by parents on behalf of their children who have been ...

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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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    • The Confidentiality of Personal Health Information in the Information Age
      With today's technological advances in computerized communications, personal health information and medical records are made available to a large number of health care providers, insurance companies and other third party payors through legitimate ...

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    • The Perils of Oxygen Deprivation During Childbirth
      Article provided by Phillips & Lyon. Please visit our Web site at www.phillipsandlyon.com. Oxygen deprivation to a fetus can occur at any stage of the pregnancy, but most injuries occur during childbirth due to negligent medical care. It is ...

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    • Stages of a Medical Malpractice Case
      A medical malpractice case involves a situation in which a medical professional, such as a doctor, failed to act according to the proper standard of care toward a patient when providing medical care or treatment, thereby injuring the patient ...

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