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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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The Dangers of Medical Misdiagnosis

Did you know that roughly 12 million Americans are misdiagnosed each year? According to data collected by the Armstrong Institute Center for Diagnostic Excellence at Johns Hopkins, around 4 million of ...
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Treating Mini-Strokes Could Help Reduce Future Risk

An estimated 140,000 Americans die as the result of stroke each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In the industrialized world, strokes are a leading killer, causing 1 ...
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Oregon Woman Given Unnecessary Hysterectomy & Double Mastectomy

After Elisha Cooke-Moore was told by her obstetrician-gynecologist that her genes made her susceptible to breast and uterine cancer, she was understandably worried. Her nurse practitioner told her ...
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Medical Malpractice Claims at the University of Maryland Hospitals

There are a total of 11 hospitals and medical facilities within the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS), including the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC). With more than 35,000 ...
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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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DC Regulators Order United Medical Center to Stop Delivering Babies Following Dangers Mistakes

Regulators from the District of Columbia Health Department recently shut down the obstetrics ward at United Medical Center, the only full-service hospital in Southeast DC, after it was discovered that ...
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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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$8.5 Million Awarded in Medical Malpractice Case Involving Devastating Brain Injury at Pediatric Care Facility

A jury in Pennsylvania recently returned an award for $8.5 million in damages to an 8-year old boy who experienced severe and permanent brain injury while he was being cared for at a pediatric nursing ...
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Proposed Trump Budget Calls for Medical Malpractice Damages Caps, Reform

In previous blog posts, we have discussed tort reform efforts, medical malpractice damages caps, and how they strip the power of decision making away from juries and bestow that power onto lobbyists ...
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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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Ovarian Cancer Patient Wins $110M in Talcum Powder Lawsuit

The latest lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson has resulted in a $110 million verdict in favor of the plaintiff, a 62-year-old Virginia woman who claimed that the company failed to disclose the ...
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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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Plaintiffs Awarded $41.6M for Perinatal Brain Injury

A family in Pennsylvania was recently awarded $41.6 million in a case involving misuse of forceps during delivery. The plaintiffs filed their initial complaint in March 2013 alleging that the doctor ...
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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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Triple Amputee Awarded Nearly $14 Million in Case Against Aiken Regional Medical Centers

Seletha Gartrell, who lost both of her legs above the knee, her left arm from below the elbow, and fingers from her right hand, was awarded nearly $14 million in damages by a jury in Aiken County this ...
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Elements of a Birth Injury Case

Victims of preventable birth injuries have the legal right to hold at-fault health care providers liable for the damages they have suffered, including their economic and non-economic damages. As with ...
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Medical Malpractice Damages Caps in Virginia

Over the years, medical malpractice has become a target for lawmakers and lobbyists who want to reduce the amount of compensation victims and their families are able to recover after they have been ...
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Birth Injury Case Ends in Jury Verdict Victory for Plaintiff

A medical malpractice plaintiff has recently won a medical malpractice case who suffered a birth injury in 2009. Legal representatives worked closely with the client’s parents, who filed the ...
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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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