Posts Tagged '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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Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice Filings on the Decline

2000 through 2002 were busy years for Pennsylvania medical malpractice lawyers, representing the peak of medical malpractice lawsuit filings. The number of those proceedings has fallen ever since. And, last year, it reached an all-time 14-year low.

In a press release issued by the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts, statistics have shown that the 1,463 new cases that were filed in the Pennsylvania Civil Court system last year were the lowest number of cases filed since tracking began.

Why the ...

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L.A. County to Pay $1.5 Million in Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

LA county malpractice lawsuit results in 1.5 million dollar settlementThe Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has agreed to pay $1.5 million to settle a medical malpractice lawsuit, the Los Angeles Times reports. The lawsuit was filed in 2011 after the plaintiff was injured during gallbladder surgery at County-USC Medical Center.

According to the lawsuit, during an operation the surgeon accidentally cut two iliac veins, resulting in the need for a more extensive procedure. The ...

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RI Couple Awarded $25 Million in Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

rhode island malpractice lawsuit results in 25 million dollar settlementA jury has awarded $25 million to a Rhode Island couple in a medical malpractice lawsuit filed against Rhode Island Hospital. Rhode Island Public Radio notes that the verdict is one of the largest ever awarded for negligence in the state.

In 2009, a Rhode Island man was admitted to Rhode Island Hospital after hitting his head. He was later discharged with severe and permanent injuries. ...

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