Malpractice Case Analysis : Medical Malpractice

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Medical Malpractice Case Analysis Do a Google search on medical malpractice and an assortment of information populates. Anything from advertisements for lawyers, articles on recent cases, to potential damages a person is entitled to, resulting from medical neglect. This melting pot of information would indicate the science of medical malpractice is far reaching, difficult to understand, and requires health care facilities, and insures to maintain constant understanding of the federal and state laws. Phelps, 2012 describes medical malpractice as professional negligence by act or omission, by a health care provider, in which the treatment provided falls below the accepted standard of practice in the medical community. The outcome of this negligence causes injury or death, to the patient, as a result of the medical error. Cheeks, 2013 estimated that in 2012 over three billion dollars was spent on medical malpractice suits. He also indicates medical malpractice was the third leading cause of death in the U.S. behind heart disease and cancer. These numbers would indicate medical malpractice is big business. This analysis will evaluate the case of Kathie Pagan. Kathie Pagan underwent and elective abdominal procedure back in 2009 at the age of 38. Kathie operated her own business, maintained a regular workout schedule which involved running a minimum of 2 miles per day (Salisbury, 2014). Complications arose from her June 2009 procedure. The complications have caused
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