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Medical Malpractice and Taxes: What You Need to Know

Medical malpractice is the administration of medical care that digresses from the baseline, standard of care in the form of negligence by act or omission and results in injury or death to a patient. Most cases of medical malpractice encompass some type of medical error, and criterion for what malpractice is differs between countries and […]

Can Malpractice Attorney Fees be Deducted on Taxes?

The IRS grants taxpayers many deductions at tax time, which can be helpful in reducing tax liability and possibly maximizing refund amounts. If you were involved in a medical malpractice suit, you might be considering using your attorney fees, as tax deductions. Before you try to take those tax write-offs, read further to see if you are eligible to […]

Tips for Finding a Reputable Mesothelioma Attorney and Avoiding Scams

Learn about Hiring a Reputable Lawyer and 4 Tips for Avoiding Mesothelioma Scams In our last article we discussed the statute of limitations on Mesothelioma claims. It was a widely popular page and we decided to followup with another important topic, avoiding Mesothelioma scams. Mesothelioma is a form of cancer that is caused by exposure […]

Statute of Limitations on Mesothelioma Lawsuits

Do You have a Family Member or Loved One Affected by Mesothelioma? Learn All About the Statute of Limitations on these Special Cancer Cases The rare type of cancer known as mesothelioma occurs in the thin cell layers that line the internal body organs, called the mesothelium. Exposure to asbestos in the workplace or the […]

Emergency Room Mistakes – Understanding Malpractice in Emergency Care

Understanding Your Rights When you Receive Less than Adequate Emergency Room Care If you have a medical emergency on a holiday or weekend, you may find yourself in a hospital emergency room getting quick treatment for your illness or injury. Although most emergency room visits have a successful outcome, errors sometimes occur that are grounds […]

Does Health Insurance Cost More after a Medical Malpractice Settlement?

Learn if Your Health Insurance Costs could Go Up After Filing a Medical Malpractice Claim Health insurance has undergone several critical changes over the past several years. The insurance industry has had to place certain caps on medical malpractice coverage because of several large and excessive medical malpractice insurance pay outs. There are restrictions (more […]

Time Limitations to File a Malpractice Lawsuit

If you believe that you, a spouse or your child has been the victim of medical negligence and are considering a malpractice suit, it is important to know that time limitations are in place in every state. This guide to medical malpractice suits can help you take action to sue a doctor within the time […]

Top 10 Reasons Most People Who Sue Never Get Their Settlements

Less than 50% of people who sue win a settlement or judgment. Even if you or your attorney feels that you have a good enough case to move forward, that doesn’t mean the judge or jury will feel the same way. This Malpractice Guide guide explores some of the many reasons you may never receive your settlement […]

Will The Health Care Reform Bill Affect Malpractice Lawsuits?

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA), or Obamacare, is having far-reaching impact on the medical industry in terms of health care access, quality and costs. This Malpractice Guide guide explores how the number of malpractice lawsuits will be affected by health care reform. The first thing to note is that the PPACA will […]

Should You Worry About Your Patient Records Being Altered After You File a Malpractice Suit?

The fear is common: You file a malpractice suit because you  believe there was negligence in your treatment that led to  injury, pain or trauma. Now, you’re afraid the doctor or  hospital is going to change your records to cover the errors in your diagnosis, medication or treatment. This Malpractice Guide article discusses whether or not […]