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Medical Malpractice

Botched Circumcision Claimed in Lawsuit

December 12, 2018

Is a bad circumcision grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit? It’s a procedure routinely performed countless times daily in hospitals across the nation, though envisioning the procedure could make many parents weak in the knees. Male infant circumcision is typically performed in the hospital at only one-day old. In fact, it’s done so often without…

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Medical Negligence: Removing a Healthy Organ

December 11, 2018

Is it medical negligence to remove a healthy organ? Patients facing surgery are often nervous about the procedure they are undergoing and the recovery and/or rehabilitation that may follow it. Hoping that medical negligence doesn’t occur is also normal. Sometimes patients are so anxious they leave surgeons reminder notes on their bodies using markers so…

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Last Dance for Dermatologist?

June 25, 2018

Q: Can dancing while operating constitute medical malpractice? It’s well-known that some surgeons enjoy listening to background music while they operate. Unfortunately, if they get too caught up in the music and apparently start dancing on videotape while performing surgery, they could find themselves suspended from practice– or even named in a medical malpractice lawsuit.…

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Good Samaritan Laws in Missouri

November 27, 2017

In an emergency situation, there likely will not be a doctor, nurse, or some other medical professional around to render aid. Instead, you may be forced to count on the kindness of strangers to help you after an accident or medical emergency. Even those these individuals may have good intentions, their lack of experience or…

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