Medical Malpractice

Half of All Surgeries May Involve an Error in Medication

half of all surgeries may involve medication error50/50 may seem like pretty good odds. If there was a 50% chance of sunshine, you might still keep those outdoor plans on a Saturday. An investment with a 50% chance of a big payoff is a chance you might be willing to take.

The view becomes a little less optimistic, however, when a study suggests that 1 in every 2 surgeries occurs with some sort of medication ...

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Boy Fights for Life After Math Error Leads to Chemo Overdose

philadelphia boy given chemotherapy overdoseWhen a poisoning takes place, immediate action is often the difference between life and death. Seconds matter as antidotes must be found and an effort is made to make the poison less harmful to the victim.

In some cases, however, no antidote exists. With all of our medical knowledge and understanding of the human body, there are times when there is simply nothing that can be done. The blow has been dealt and ...

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$27 Million Birth Injury Lawsuit Filed in Puerto Rico

birth injury lawsuit filed in puerto ricoA couple have filed a $27 million birth injury lawsuit alleging their son suffered from perinatal asphyxia and other injuries due to medical malpractice at two Puerto Rico hospitals. They claim health care professionals at both facilities, as well as other outside doctors, failed to properly assess and respond to the boy’s birth.

In September 2012, the pregnant mother visited her obstetrician after experiencing pelvic pressure and secretions. Upon ...

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Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Filed After Fatal Drug Mix-Up

medical malpractice lawsuit filed against surgical centerA medical malpractice lawsuit has been filed after a Connecticut man died during a surgical procedure because of an alleged drug mix-up. The 53 year old suffered from cardiac arrest during a double-level anterior discectomy performed at a surgical center. A recent article by Outpatient Surgery details the alleged events that are the basis for a medical malpractice lawsuit recently filed by his family.

While the man was undergoing ...

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Patients of Surgeon Encouraged to Get Checkups After Malpractice Suits

A recent article by ABC urges patients who underwent breast augmentation surgery in the 80’s or 90’s performed by a specific doctor in Houston to get a check up on their implants. The Houston doctor has been the subject of numerous medical malpractice lawsuits from patients who claim to have suffered under his alleged substandard care.

The late doctor was a very popular plastic surgeon in the Houston area for breast augmentations when he was practicing. Dayna ...

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Possible Neglect Not Reported in Hospital

An investigation by the Michigan Department of Community Health’s Office of Recipient Rights alleges that a former director of a Michigan hospital did not properly report that death of a patient in March, 2014 that may have involved negligence.

In May, a nurse, a nursing director, and the director of the Kalamazoo Psychiatric Hospital were all suspended, based on multiple complaints about patient treatment. One of the complaints involved the death of a 68 year old ...

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