In a personal injury lawsuit, it’s common for the defendant – whether it’s an insurer, employer, or healthcare provider – to request the patient undergo an independent medical examination. In theory, this is an unbiased exam designed to collect information on the patient’s condition; in reality, examiners often use it as an opportunity to find evidence that may help prove the patient has … [Read more...] about Personal Injury Medical Examination: What to Expect
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Poor communication, bad management, and many other factors can lead to surgeons operating on the wrong part of the body. For the patient, this mistake often results in further complications, lost wages, and immense pain and suffering. In this article, we explore why these “never events” happen and how life care planning can prove instrumental in securing wrong site surgery settlements. If … [Read more...] about Life Care Planning for Wrong Site Surgery Settlements
The right surgical procedures can help set a patient on the path to recovery. However, according to a recent study, as many as 4,000 people experience complications on the operating table every year as a result of surgical errors. In this article, we provide info on some of the most common surgical errors at healthcare facilities. If you’re involved in a case with an individual who suffered … [Read more...] about Common Surgical Errors Explained by a Certified Life Care Planner
A catastrophic injury or devastating illness can affect every aspect of a patient’s life. Beyond the pain, suffering, and emotional trauma, the cost of treatment can cripple the victim financially. A life care plan is a concise assessment of a patient’s current and future medical needs that can be instrumental in proving damages during settlement negotiations and personal injury litigation. … [Read more...] about How a Certified Nurse Life Care Planner Helps in a Lawsuit
When a party such as an insurer disputes the severity of a patient’s disability, injury, or illness, they may request the patient undergoes an unbiased independent medical examination. As part of this process, the appointed independent medical examination doctor(s) will evaluate a patient’s condition and determine the causes of the condition, the medical treatments the patient requires, and … [Read more...] about 3 FAQs for Independent Medical Examination Doctors
Prescribing the correct medication can help minimize a patient’s pain and suffering and ensure he/she attains optimal recovery. However, whether it’s the wrong prescription or incorrect dosage, a medication error can have the opposite effect, leading to severe complications or death. In this article, we will discuss common types of medication errors and how these mistakes affect patients. If … [Read more...] about What Are the Types of Medication Errors?