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Medical malpractice occurs when someone is harmed by a medical professional who neglects to provide the proper degree of health care treatment, according to Nolo. Simply because a patient is unsatisfied with the outcome ... More »

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To find out if there are malpractice lawsuits against a doctor, a person can access his state's court records, explains Nolo. Many records are online; others may require going to the courthouse and paying a fee. The exis... More »

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Common medical-malpractice claims include misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, medication error, childbirth injury and anesthesia error, according to Nolo. To establish malpractice, a plaintiff must prove that a doctor cause... More »

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The health care field uses diagnosis codes for billing and for providing accurate documentation of a patient's diagnosis and treatment, acccording to Medical Billing and Coding. The World Health Organization developed th... More »

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A health care proxy form is a form used to give a chosen individual authorization to make health care decisions on behalf of another individual, called the principal, Nolo says. This helps ensure that a trusted individua... More »

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With self-insured health plans, employers do not buy health insurance but take the financial responsibility for the covered employee’s health care benefits. These plans are more common with large employers, according to ... More »

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Medical scams involve offering free devices and fake health care deals. Scam telemarketing companies target people to steal money or to perpetrate medical identity theft. The scam artists make millions of phone calls and... More »

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