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Medical Malpractice Archives

Northshore psychiatrist has license to practice suspended

The psychiatrist who was accused by several patients and former staffers of taking inappropriate sexual liberties with his patients has had his license to practice medicine indefinitely suspended by the Massachusetts Board of Registration.

Patient sues UnitedHealthcare for treatment denial

Cancer is definitely a life-threatening diagnosis, and when doctors fail to diagnose it in time, patients can die. But sometimes patients are put at risk not because of any negligence from their health care providers but due to denials of care from their health insurance carriers.

Celebrity psychiatrist sued by three former patients

You're supposed to be able to trust your psychiatrist. After all, this is the person to whom you bare your soul and share your darkest secrets and deepest fears. Yet, it's alleged that one Boston-area psychiatrist behaved anything but professionally with some of his female patients.

Communication, staff issues could lead to medical mistakes

No one wants to become the victim of a medical error. These mistakes often prove serious or even fatal. Unfortunately, they're more common than you might think. In fact, according to a study at Johns Hopkins, medical mistakes are the third leading cause of death in the United States - ranking higher than diabetes, Alzheimer's disease and strokes.

What documentation do lawyers need in medical malpractice claims?

Sometimes, even the most clear-cut medical malpractice claim may fall apart in the end, leaving victims bewildered and hurt. Victims must always remember that what is obvious to you, and probably to your injury attorney, still needs to be supported with strong evidence. Documentation is a key element in medical malpractice claims, and without it, your case will certainly suffer.

Veterans fight for their rights after receiving substandard care

Americans want veterans to be treated well and to get excellent health care as part of the debt they're owed for their service to the country. Unfortunately, there have been problems with health care for veterans for decades. This is something that leaders at the national level say they are now working to try to correct.

Medical facilities need to work hard to avoid errors

There are many medical facilities in Boston, Massachusetts, that do excellent work and have satisfied patients. Other medical facilities, however, can run into problems, including those that can lead directly to claims of medical malpractice. Those claims are often due to medical errors that could have been avoided. Medical facilities need to be extra careful about avoiding those.