The Ins and Outs of Medical Malpractice in the United States in 2020

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice occurs when a patient is injured due to negligence or an act of omission by a healthcare provider. Malpractice can include care below the standard of practice, misdiagnosis, errors in treatment, errors in aftercare, or inadequate health management.  Professional liability insurance may help medical professionals offset the lawsuit costs in the case of […]

Virginia Doctor Gets 59 Years for Unneeded Surgery and Improper Sterilizations

A Virginia obstetrician and gynecologist was sentenced Tuesday to 59 years in prison after being convicted on federal charges of performing medically unnecessary surgeries including hysterectomies and improper sterilizations on scores of patients over nearly a decade, prosecutors said. In November 2020, a federal jury also convicted the doctor, Javaid Perwaiz, of Chesapeake, of 52 […]