Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice
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What is the Difference Between a Class-Action Lawsuit and a Multi-District Litigation?

When large groups of individual lawsuits are filed against one entity across many different locations, it is often beneficial for a request to be made to have all cases centralized and heard by one judge. This request is made to the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (“JPML”). The JPML considers whether to centralize the litigation…

What is Medical Malpractice, and Why Does it Happen?

According to a study conducted by Johns Hopkins patient safety experts, medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States. Approximately 17,000 medical malpractice claims are filed in the United States each year. What Is Medical Malpractice? Medical malpractice occurs when a physician, nurse, or other healthcare professional deviates from the…