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CA injury attorneyMedical malpractice is, unfortunately, not uncommon in the United States. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, medical negligence is the third leading cause of death in the U.S., right behind heart disease and cancer. Medical errors cause somewhere around 250,000 deaths each year - yet many of them are preventable. Medical malpractice can cause injuries that lead to lifelong disabilities or even death, though malpractice claims can be tricky to prove. Understanding how you must prove the negligence of a doctor is crucial to a successful medical malpractice lawsuit.

Three Elements of Proving Negligence

There are three things that you must prove when it comes to negligence in California. First, you must prove that the standard of care that your physician owed to you was violated. Second, you must prove that an injury resulted from that violation and third, you must prove that your injury had damaging consequences for your health. All three elements must be proven in order for your case to be considered legitimate.

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California injury lawyerThe news of an impending addition to one’s family is often cause for joyous celebration. However, the celebration can be cut short when errors in judgment or procedure result in harmful and catastrophic birth injuries that impact the well-being of either the child or mother. In the event such an incident occurs it is important to know what actions are available to injured parties.

Seeking What Is Right

In nearly every single incident, a birth injury is preventable. However, due to an error in procedure, miscommunication among the medical team, or some other factor that negatively impacts the technique of a trusted medical professional, a family is left dealing with a situation that leaves them searching for answers.

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California injury attorneyWe live in a digital world. Whether to improve efficiency or enhance accuracy, more and more companies rely on digital record keeping for day-to-day operations. While this may make life easier in some respects, the medical field has seen an increase in malpractice claims involving the use of electronic health records (EHR).

Identifying a Trend

While the number of claims in which EHR factored grew from just two incidents between 2007 and 2010 to over 160 from 2011 through 2016, the trend indicates an alarming increase involving a single element. A recent study indicated a number of contributing factors that resulted in failures stemming from the use of electronic record keeping of patient history and condition. Among these are:

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