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Two Patients Die from Bowel Perforations at the Same Hospital Just Two Days Apart

Mercy Hospital in Buffalo, NY is currently facing two lawsuits, both of which involve patients who died as the result of bowel perforations during routine surgeries. The surgeries were performed only ...
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Fatal Medication Error Leads to $10 Million Jury Award in Baltimore

A fatal medication error that led to the death of a patient being treated by the University of Maryland Medical System resulted in a $10 million jury award. According to court documents, the lawsuit ...
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Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Surgeon's Record Includes Ten Malpractice Lawsuits, Four Patient Deaths

Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum, head of orthopedic surgery at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital, is facing widespread scrutiny over a record that alleges numerous poor patient outcomes, including four patient deaths since ...
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The Dangers of Delayed Diagnosis

When your health is at stake, a delayed diagnosis can cause irreversible harm. Waiting to diagnose an illness can cause symptoms to worsen, while your condition goes untreated. Preventable ...
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Philadelphia Jury Awards $20 Million in Surgical Mesh Trial

A Cinnaminson, NJ woman was awarded $20 million in damages by a Philadelphia jury after suffering injuries related to a vaginal mesh product manufactured by a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary. ...
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Most Americans Oppose Medical Malpractice Damages Caps

In a previous blog, we discussed how medical malpractice has become a target for lobbyists who place profits over people in their attempts to place limits on the amount of compensation victims can ...
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Study Suggests Over 20% of Patients with Serious Conditions are Initially Misdiagnosed

A new study recently published in the Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice suggests that over 20% of patients who obtained a second opinion from a Minnesota clinic were misdiagnosed by their ...
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400,000 Patients Die from Medical Malpractice Each Year

An article by John T. James, PhD explains that preventable medical errors are among the leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for as many as 400,000 deaths per year. The previous ...
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Spine Surgeon "Dr. Death" Sentenced to Life in Prison

Last week, Christopher Duntsch, a 45-year-old Texas neurosurgeon who earned himself the nickname “Dr. Death,” was sentenced to life in prison by a Dallas jury. After deliberating for just ...
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Checklists Emphasize Protocol, Providing Life-Saving Reminders

Dr. Elliot Haut, a trauma surgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, began designing a blood clot prevention protocol with his team back in 2006, intending to decrease the mortality rates for ...
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National Physician Databank Payments for Physician Errors Severely Decreased

The National Physician Databank payments for physician errors has decreased steadily for over a decade, between the years 2001 and 2015, with D.C. ranking at 49 out of 51. If payments for physician ...
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Patient Permanently Paralyzed Due to Medical Error

In a recent medical malpractice case in Pennsylvania, a jury awarded over $12 million to a 53 year-old man who was rendered paralyzed due to the failure of emergency room physicians who did not ...
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Medical Peer Review Privilege

All 50 states and the District of Columbia have a medical peer review statute. This privilege allows protection to medical facilities and doctors, preventing patients and their counsel from acquiring ...
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$22 Million Lawsuit: Doctor Error During Surgery Results In Patient Paralysis

A current medical malpractice lawsuit seeks $22 million in damages in a case in which the doctor was accused of dropping two surgical instruments onto a patient’s spine during surgery to relieve ...
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Medical Errors Third Leading Cause of Death in the United States

Whenever we are hurt, have an illness, or are dealing with some kind of medical condition, we trust doctors and hospital staff to take care of us and remedy our situations. This is a reasonable ...
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Philadelphia Jury Awards $1.3M in Death of Baby at St. Christopher's

A Philadelphia jury has awarded $1.3 million to the estate of a baby boy who died after complex heart surgery at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. The jury agreed that the baby’s ...
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Settlement Reached in Joan Rivers' Death

Melissa Rivers recently announced that her medical malpractice lawsuit against the New York clinic where her mother died during a routine procedure has been settled. Joan Rivers suffered a medical ...
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Study Shows that Medical Errors Should Rank 3rd for Most Common Causes of Death in the US

According to a study conducted by John Hopkins Medicine, medical errors should be the third leading cause of fatalities in the United States. Additionally, the study found that vital statistics remain ...
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When Robotic Procedures Lead to Medical Malpractice Cases

Many agree technological advances have greatly helped grow the medical industry. However, others believe that these robots may produce obstacles and technical complications. According to the United ...
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Doctor Negligence Causes Baby's Permanent Brain Damage, Jury Awards Family $30M

A jury at the Hampden Superior Court in Springfield has awarded almost $30 million to a Holyoke family after their baby suffered a serious and permanent neurological injury at birth. The baby, ...
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What Can Happen When a Patient is Released Too Early?

When a patient becomes very ill or injured, they may be required to spend multiple nights in a hospital so they can receive medical attention around the clock. However, many hospitals face ...
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Doctor Held Liable for $900,000 in Damages After a Baby Suffers a Serious Birth Injury

In July 2015, a three-judge panel confirmed a case of delivery room negligence, which held one doctor liable for about $900,000 in damages. At the conclusion of the case, the panel ruled that the ...
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How the Right Doctor Can Reduce Your Chances of Medical Negligence

For some, visiting the doctor can be a daunting task. That is why finding a good, knowledgeable, and reputable doctor is extremely important. Not only will your checkups and other visitations feel ...
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The Risks of Misinterpreted Diagnostic Tests

There are a number of medical errors that can leave a person detrimentally injured and harmed. While some can be minor errors, others can affect a person’s life forever, or in the worst cases, ...
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Tips to Avoid Medication Overdoses in Your Children

A medication overdose can happen to anyone. Due to the small size and weight of children, kids can suffer overdose errors easier than adults. In fact, research states that every year, over 600,000 ...
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