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Who is liable in a medical malpractice case?

That question may seem silly. "Obviously the doctor or surgeon that botched the procedure," you may think. However, there are more layers to this question than it appears. First of all, it is important to note that many different people, organizations and medical institutions can be caught up in a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Why diagnostic mistakes are so problematic

In the medical profession, diagnosing a patient’s condition is arguably one of the most common and important parts of providing care. However, from a legal standpoint, it is one of the most problematic areas of the profession. According to a recent study published by the Institute of Medicine, the issues with diagnostic testing can lead to terrible results for patients.