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Infographic – Medical Malpractice In California

Posted on: May 27, 2016 by in Infographics, Medical Malpractice
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Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider fails to adhere to established medical standards, and when that failure leads to a personal injury or wrongful death. This infographic illustrates the statistics surrounding medical malpractice in California including the number of paid claims each year, the total amounts paid, and much more. If you believe you are a victim of medical malpractice, contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible to explore your options and protect your rights.

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Dental Malpractice In California

Posted on: January 16, 2015 by in Medical Malpractice
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In December, the Connecticut Dental Commission determined that dentist Rashmi Patel can never again treat a patient under sedation. The ruling came after the death of 64-year-old Judith Gan, who was having extractions and implants performed at Patel’s office in February 2014 when she became unresponsive. Ms. Gan was transported to a local hospital and soon afterwards was pronounced dead. Dental-related fatalities are rare in the United States, but dental malpractice is not.

Everyone requires dental care. When a trained and licensed dentist causes an injury to a patient through carelessness or negligence, it’s dental malpractice. Anyone can be a victim; dental malpractice doesn’t discriminate. If you or a member of your family has suffered an injury in Riverside, San Bernardino, or anywhere in the Inland Empire or southern California region while under a dentist’s care, you may qualify to receive financial compensation through a personal injury lawsuit with the help of an experienced Riverside medical malpractice attorney. The injuries that most frequently occur as the result of dental malpractice include:

– allergic reactions and infections
– injuries to the jaw and other bones
– inappropriate or improper surgery
– damage to nerves in the mouth, jaw, and tongue
– overmedication (including anesthesia)

Very little information is available about the frequency of death or serious injury as a result of undergoing a dental procedure in the United States. There are no national, mandatory reporting requirements, and many states do not require dentists to report when a death or serious injury has occurred. If you or a member of your family has sustained any of the injuries listed here while being treated by a dentist in the Inland Empire area, or if your dental troubles have been insufficiently addressed by your dentist, consult at once with a good Riverside medical malpractice attorney. Your attorney will examine the evidence and suggest your best options based on the specifics of your case.