Medical malpractice articles include how preventable medical errors cause serious harm to patients, including surgical injuries and birth injuries.

How to Appeal a Medical Malpractice Verdict

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If your medical malpractice lawsuit didn’t end in your favor, keep in mind that it’s not the end of the road. You can appeal the decision to the court of appeals in your state. Depending on how the verdict came about will determine when and how your appeal will be filed, so consult your attorney […]

What Is the Difference Between a Failed Procedure and Medical Malpractice?

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Surgery—no matter how simple or complex—isn’t a light matter. In any situation, you’re dealing with the possibility of something going wrong. In some cases, the medical team commits negligence or somehow deviates from the standards of care, resulting in harm. In other cases, the surgery did not work as intended, even though the medical team […]

New York Man Files Medical Malpractice Suit for IVC Filter Blood Clots

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Medical malpractice law is a subset of personal injury law: someone wrongfully injured you, it just happens to involve a doctor’s office, hospital, or pharmacist. Legally that medical establishment may be liable for damages, whatever they may be. This is the case for one New York resident by the name of Ivan C. (claimant) who […]

How to Prove “Pain and Suffering” in Your Claim

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It is common to hear the term “pain and suffering” in personal injury cases, and many people seek to include it with their compensation for medical costs. Unfortunately, “pain and suffering” has come to be associated with exaggerated claims, and some individuals tend to roll their eyes and minimize actual struggles that warrant the claims. […]

Misdiagnosis and Lack of Treatment Can Worsen Symptoms of TBI

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The brain is one of the most important parts of our body, and as someone that has been severely injured in a motorcycle accident, I can also understand how frightening an injury to the brain can be. The brain is our body’s control center, and it’s protection consists of floating in cerebrospinal fluid within a […]

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Do You Have a Medical Malpractice Case?

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Medical malpractice cases are more common than many people think. In fact, medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in the United States according to a recent John Hopkins study, and that isn’t even counting all of the injuries. This isn’t the most comforting thought, but it is still important to be aware […]

The July Effect: “You’re My First Patient Ever!”

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July can be a rather precarious time for patients. Perhaps you have heard this time of year referred to as the “July Effect” in America or even “The Killing Season” in the UK. These rather startling names have come into existence due to the fresh crop of new medical students that begin residency training each […]

Medical Negligence: Patient Denied Test Learns He Has AIDS

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If you have a caring and competent doctor or nurse in your life, you might want to reach out and let them know they are appreciated. Thankfully, the vast majority of medical care is great. But, when a situation occurs where a patient is truly a victim of medical negligence, the damage they can do […]

Malpractice at VA: Scalpel Found in Veterans Stomach After 4 Years

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Another example of medical malpractice at VA hospital: the federal lawsuit said there was, “an abandoned surgical instrument in plaintiff’s body.”  A scalpel was in his abdomen, to be exact. It was left in veteran 61-year-old Glenford Turner’s body from his surgery four years prior at the Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital in West Craven, Connecticut. […]

Does Retinopathy of Prematurity Cause Vision Problems Later in Life?

Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) occurs when babies are born prematurely. After they are born, their eyes’ blood vessels continue to develop abnormally and reach toward the retina. This can lead to total retinal detachment and permanent blindness if doctors fail to act in a timely manner. While certain forms of vision treatment can preserve the […]

Masa Flour Linked to Premature Birth

According to the March of Dimes, 24 percent of babies born prematurely in the United States come from Hispanic families. However, Hispanics only make up 17 percent of the country’s population. Researchers may have found the cause of these disproportionate statistics: masa flour, a corn flour used in many Hispanic dishes, lacks folic acid. Most […]

What Does the Medical Community’s Resistance to Change Mean for Medical Malpractice?

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From a both a medical and societal perspective, change has long been needed in the medical community. Still, the medical community seems as resistant as ever to implementing innovative safety measures. Below we will look at some startling medical malpractice statistics. The Joint Commission, a nonprofit organization that accredits more than 20,000 healthcare organizations, showed […]

What Does the Medical Community's Resistance to Change Mean for Medical Malpractice?

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From a both a medical and societal perspective, change has long been needed in the medical community. Still, the medical community seems as resistant as ever to implementing innovative safety measures. Below we will look at some startling medical malpractice statistics. The Joint Commission, a nonprofit organization that accredits more than 20,000 healthcare organizations, showed […]

Vidant Medical Center Penalized for Infection Rates

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A 60-year-old woman from Greenville sustained a massive infection and had to be placed in a medically induced coma after a surgeon pierced her bowel during a hernia operation. After her surgery, doctors did not notice the infection for several days. Starting in October, Vidant Medical Center and hundreds of other hospitals will lose one […]

Does Medical Malpractice Mean That a Physician Should Lose Their License?

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Sometimes physicians that are charged with medical malpractice should lose their licenses, but each scenario is complicated and merits its own individual assessment. In recent news, The Florida Board of Medicine had trouble deciding whether to take Peter V. Choy’s license away. Choy was found guilty of making fraudulent representations, failing to keep proper medical […]

Should You Be Able to Request a Healthcare Provider’s Adverse Medical Incidents?

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As a patient, it is important to understand that you are entitled to know about your healthcare providers’ adverse medical incidents. This issue was discussed by the Florida Supreme Court in Ampuero-Martinez, etc., v. Cedars Healthcare Group, etc., et al., Nos. SC11-2208, SC11-2336 (Fla. January 30, 2014). The victim’s daughter initiated a wrongful death suit, […]

Should You Be Able to Request a Healthcare Provider's Adverse Medical Incidents?

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As a patient, it is important to understand that you are entitled to know about your healthcare providers’ adverse medical incidents. This issue was discussed by the Florida Supreme Court in Ampuero-Martinez, etc., v. Cedars Healthcare Group, etc., et al., Nos. SC11-2208, SC11-2336 (Fla. January 30, 2014). The victim’s daughter initiated a wrongful death suit, […]

Telemedicine Offers Promising Results

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While many major hospitals have an onsite ophthalmologist to check premature infants for potentially devastating eye injuries, many hospitals in more rural or remote areas do not have the same resources. As a result, treatable conditions like retinopathy of prematurity can lead to permanent blindness of the staff does not know how to recognize and […]