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Category: Medical Malpractice

Study Finds Concurrent Hip Surgeries Place Patients at Risk

Published on Dec 14, 2017 in Medical Malpractice.

There’s currently a debate in the medical industry regarding the safety of concurrent surgeries—multiple surgical procedures that are performed at the same time in separate operating rooms with one main, overseeing surgeon that travels back and forth between the different patients as it’s safe to do so. For years, doctors and hospitals have argued that […]

How to Check If a Kentucky Hospital Is Terrible

Published on Oct 4, 2017 in Medical Malpractice.

Hospitals should ensure patients that they have professionals providing quality care in a clean facility. Unfortunately, not all hospitals are the same. You might not be in the best hospital possible and in some cases, this can be deadly. Any time you or a loved one is in a hospital, you’re probably dealing with stress […]

How Do I Know if I Have a Medical Malpractice Case?

Published on Nov 16, 2016 in Medical Malpractice.

When we visit a doctor or spend time in an emergency room, clinic, or hospital, we trust that we’ll be properly taken care of and that the staff members know what they’re doing. Despite this expectation, doctors and medical professionals make mistakes every day. One may argue that all humans make mistakes occasionally—and this is […]

Nursing Home Residents Sign Tort Reform Documents

Published on Nov 1, 2016 in Medical Malpractice.

A news team in Little Rock, Arkansas, reported that local nursing home residents were being encouraged to sign tort reform documents limiting damages and attorney fees they could receive should they ever become involved in a medical malpractice suit against the facility.  More than 20 different nursing home facilities investigated had staff members that had […]

Federal Medical Malpractice Reform Bill Put to Rest for 2016

Published on Jun 9, 2016 in Medical Malpractice.

On March 17th, congressional GOP leaders attempted to pass a medical malpractice reform bill which has been a top priority of the Federal Physicians Association for quite some time. If allowed to pass, the bill would have placed a severe nationwide cap on any claimable economic damages and attorney fees involved in medical malpractice cases. […]

Medical Errors are the Third Leading Cause of Death in the United States

Published on Jun 7, 2016 in Medical Malpractice.

Researchers have found that “medical errors” are now the third leading cause of death in the United States, killing more people last year than respiratory disease, accidents, and diabetes and stroke and Alzheimer’s combined.  Mistakes made during “life-saving” surgeries, prescription medication errors, and communication breakdown among hospital and other health-care facility departments accounted for almost 251,000 deaths last year, nearly […]

Dangerous Hospital for Babies

Published on Jul 5, 2015 in Child Injury, Medical Malpractice.

St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida is being evaluated after 9 babies died in the last four years after having heart surgery there. CNN calculated the raw mortality rate from 2011-2013 to be 12.5 percent, which is more than three times the national averages for such surgeries. Doctors affiliated with Children’s Medical […]

Outpatient Clinic In Trouble Over Joan Rivers’ Death

Published on Dec 2, 2014 in Medical Malpractice.

An investigation by the federal government has found many violations at the outpatient clinic that treated Joan Rivers before her death. The clinic must address the problems by January or it could lose any funds from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Rivers went to the clinic, Yorkville Endoscopy in Manhattan, in August for […]

Malpractice Reform Does Not Cut Medical Costs

Published on Nov 7, 2014 in Medical Malpractice.

Doctors have long claimed that rising medical malpractice premiums have impacted their practices. Some have explained the ordering tests that are seen as unnecessary and expensive is a way for doctors to practice “defensive medicine” and shield themselves from potential malpractice claims. But a new study finds that may not be true. The study was […]

Database Reveals Drug Kickbacks To Doctors

Published on Nov 5, 2014 in Medical Malpractice.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CSM) has unveiled a new database designed to disclose payments made by drug and medical device manufacturers to doctors and teaching hospitals. The site called “Open Payments” has drawn criticism from the industry and doctors who say it was filled with errors. Consumer advocates charge that the site […]

After Joan Rivers, Should Patients Worry About Ambulatory Surgical Centers?

Published on Oct 2, 2014 in Medical Malpractice.

The incident that led to Joan Rivers’ heart attack occurred at what is called an ambulatory surgical center. Rivers’ procedure was an endoscopy, considered a routine procedure, to look at her vocal chords. During this outpatient surgery at Yorkville Endoscopy Center on August 28, she experienced cardiac arrest, and then was transferred by ambulance to […]

Oregon Nurse Guilty of Abusing Patients

Published on Sep 25, 2014 in Medical Malpractice.

A male nurse at Portland’s Legacy Emanuel Medical Center has pled guilty to sexually assaulting patients and one co-worker. In a disturbing string of events, it turns out these assaults occurred over four years, from 2009 to 2013, and during this time the hospital had received complaints about the nurse and did not take action. […]

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Amtrak Train Derailment Causes Multiple Injuries and Casualties

An Amtrak train carrying 275 passengers derailed in Missouri on Monday, June 27, 2022. The passenger train was on a journey from Los Angeles to Chicago and was also carrying 12 crew members when it was hit by a dump truck at an uncontrolled crossing. Uncontrolled crossings do not have any warning lights or motion […]

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When Should I Use My Hazard Lights?

Warning other drivers of a potential emergency is not easy. Although you give your full attention to driving, that focus usually does not extend to inside of other people’s motor vehicles. You cannot ascertain whether there is an emergency by communicating either through facial expressions or words with another driver in a different vehicle.  Instead, […]

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What Are Telltale Signs of Malnutrition in Nursing Home Residents?

No one wants to send their elderly or incapacitated loved one away to live in a nursing home. Most family members would find a way to take care of their loved ones themselves at home if they thought they could give them the adequate care they needed. That’s not feasible for many families, though.   Why […]

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