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Expert Witnesses in Nebraska Medical Malpractice Suits

By Omaha Personal Injury Attorney on September 9, 2015

Omaha Medical Malpractice ExpertsA successful medical malpractice claim almost always requires the testimony of an expert witness. An expert witness can be defined as someone who does the same job as the defendant. This means that in a case involving malpractice against a plastic surgeon, the expert witness would have to be a plastic surgeon that performs the same procedures as the defendant, and has been performing them for just as long, or longer. In many states, the opinion of an expert witness is required before you can bring a medical malpractice suit. Read the rest »

What Is a Common Medication Error?

By Omaha Personal Injury Attorney on August 24, 2015

five rights medication 2As patients, we trust healthcare professionals with what is most important to us: our health and the health of our families. When trust gets violated, even if by an accident, the consequences can be devastating. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the most common medical error is medication error. The FDA estimates medication error results in at least one death per day and 1.3 million injured patients per year. Read the rest »

Hospital Watchdog Leapfrog Group Releases Updated Hospital Safety Scores

By Omaha Personal Injury Attorney on May 26, 2015

Omaha Medical MalpracticeThe Leapfrog Group, an organization that tracks and monitors a range of safety and care issues at hospitals nationwide, recently released an update to its Hospital Safety Score reports.

The Hospital Safety Scores use a letter-grade system to rate over 2,500 hospitals nationwide. The grades are compiled based on a number of criteria, all of which are aimed at reducing the 440,000 deaths that occur each year in the United States due to hospital errors, injuries, infections, and accidents, according to the FAQ that accompanies the Hospital Safety Score reports. Read the rest »

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