October 2015 Archives

The duty of care in medical malpractice lawsuits

Missouri residents who file a medical malpractice lawsuit must be able to establish that a duty of care was owed to them by the health care practitioner or facility involved. If they are unable to demonstrate that such a duty was owed, they will be unable to seek compensation for any injury, loss or damage suffered due to doctor or hospital negligence. In addition to proving that a duty of care existed, the plaintiff in a medical malpractice lawsuit must show that the medical professional or facility involved failed to meet this duty.

New focus needed in brain injury research and treatment

Many Missouri residents receive traumatic brain injuries in car accidents every year. The degeneration that can occur following such an injury has been poorly understood. Recently, however, a new paper suggests that researchers and doctors may want to focus in a different area than the one on which they have primarily focused.

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