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Could you or your loved one be a victim of patient abandonment?

Patient abandonment is a type of medical malpractice that generally leaves the patient in a particularly fragile or vulnerable state. It most often happens when a physician decides to "wash his (or her) hands" of a patient that is -- in some fashion -- troublesome.

Can you avoid becoming a medical malpractice victim?

Nobody wants to become the victim of a medical mistake, but is there anything you can do to prevent it from happening? When you're sick, it's easy to feel powerless over your situation. That tends to make people feel as if there's nothing they can do but put their faith in the doctors and nurses in charge of their care.

Louisiana senator backs troops rights against malpractice

If you're injured by a doctor or hospital's negligence, you generally have a right to sue that doctor or hospital -- unless you're a member of the military and the doctor or hospital that messed up your care happens to be a military doctor or hospital.

Electronic health records are causing chaos, danger to patients

If you're 40 or older, you probably remember a time when every doctor's office had shelves of paper files that contained the important medical records of each patient who passed through the doors. Somewhere along the line, that changed. It gradually became the norm to keep patient records on computerized files.

Does your medical care reflect your insurance (or lack thereof)?

If you don't have medical insurance at all -- or, perhaps, have medical insurance that's provided through a government assistance program like Medicaid -- do you get subpar treatment when you see a doctor or end up in the emergency room of the local hospital?

Did your doctor fail to diagnose your preeclampsia?

Pregnancy is a wonderful time for expectant mothers but it can often come with health challenges. Your body is changing in ways that are foreign to you and it's difficult to know what is or isn't normal. That's why pregnant women trust their doctors to notice what symptoms are typical and which ones are concerning.

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