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Wrong-site surgery causes devastating problems for patients

People who need to have a surgical procedure done should ensure they work with a surgeon who’s well trained and reputable. For planned or elective surgeries, it’s possible to check out the surgeon and make an informed decision. This isn’t possible when the surgery is…

Medical malpractice concerns with telehealth medical care

Last year, many people began relying on digital health care services to meet their medical needs. Some have been using telemedicine for years. Having the ability to obtain a diagnosis and treatment advice over the Internet is convenient, but it is not without medical malpractice…

Why Should I Hire A Medical Malpractice Lawyer?

In the United States, medical errors have become quite widespread. In fact, a recent Johns Hopkins study showed that medical errors are the third leading cause of wrongful death. This is only surpassed by cancer and heart disease. When an injury occurs due to medical…

Surgical Instruments left Behind

An emergency or elective surgical procedure is a stressful life event. A patient’s hope is for a speedy and pain-free recovery with no complications. Unfortunately, in some cases of medical negligence, there can be significant surgical errors that result in prolonged hospital stays, additional surgeries, and…

Hospital Acquired Infections: How Safe are our Hospitals?

Hospital-acquired infections, also known as nosocomial infections, are contracted by patients in healthcare institutions such as hospitals, long-term care facilities, outpatient surgical centers, and physicians’ offices. Transmission of infections may also occur to employees of these facilities. Infections are caused by pathogens, including bacteria, viruses,…

Medical Malpractice: Improper Blood Transfusions

January is recognized annually as National Blood Donation Month. The goal is to increase donations for lifesaving blood supplies to improve the health or save the lives of those in need. The American Red Cross reports that approximately 13,000 blood donations are needed daily to keep the…

Nursing Home Negligence: Falls Resulting in Significant Harm and Wrongful Death

Placing a loved one in a long-term care facility, also known as a nursing home, can traumatize a family. This difficult decision, usually the result of an emergent situation or chronic health concern, can leave the family wrought with feelings of guilt, grief, and anxiety.…

Medication Errors in Healthcare Institutions

Medication errors are preventable events resulting in life-threatening medical situations, congenital deformities, permanent disabilities, and even death for unsuspecting patients. These errors are a threat to patient safety that can lead to devastating patient outcomes. Medication errors are acts of medical negligence that can occur through improper…

Ophthalmologic Malpractice and Retinal Detachments

A retinal detachment is an acute medical emergency that requires prompt surgical intervention for functional vision to be preserved. According to a study done by the Ophthalmic Mutual Insurance Company, there has been an increase in medical malpractice claims due to negligence associated with the diagnosis…

Chiropractic Medical Malpractice Claims

While chiropractic errors are less discussed in the medical malpractice arena, they do still happen. Chiropractic care is an alternative medical treatment that uses non-invasive, hands-on spinal manipulations to enhance joint mobility. The treatment goal is to restore range of motion and reduce muscle spasms…

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