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May 2017 Archives

Whiplash: much more than just a pain in your neck

A car accident can bring many painful injuries and complications to your life, especially if you suffered a type of injury that can have long-term implications. Car accident victims may find that they have injuries much worse than they originally thought or that their recovery time is significantly more extensive than they assumed it would be. Either way, a car accident can be painful, costly and affect many areas of your life.

Virtual second opinions and misdiagnoses

With the fact that about 12 million people across the country experience diagnostic mistakes in outpatient care annually, according to the journal BMJ Quality & Safety, Montana patients who want a second medical opinion may enjoy telehealth and telemedicine services. This is a convenient way to communicate with physicians and has become increasingly popular.

Government faces $41.6 million verdict for medical malpractice

Although in most cases it is not possible to sue the federal government, Montana patients who have been harmed by the negligence of an employee at a federally-funded medical facility may do so. This medical malpractice exception is contained in the Federal Tort Claims Act, although it is still not possible to collect punitive damages from the government.


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