Posts Tagged 'medical malpractice'

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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Spine Surgery Lawsuit Names Multiple Doctors As Defendants

medical malpractice lawsuit filed against spine surgeonsA South Dakota spinal surgeon has been accused of performing unnecessary surgeries on patients, leading to complications as serious as death. A number of malpractice lawsuits have been filed against the doctor and the physicians responsible for granting the spine surgeon’s hospital privileges. A story by the Argus Leader details how the allegations claim that the defendants acted in bad faith by allowing the doctor to continue to perform ...

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Shifting Views in Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Lancaster Online reports that the number of medical malpractice lawsuits in Lancaster County has reached an all time high.

The number of medical malpractice suits filed in the county has been climbing for four years, and is at 51 for this year, well above the previous record of 41 in 2013.

Overall, the number of medical malpractice cases filed in Pennsylvania has dropped by more than 43 percent. That statewide drop occurred following enactment of reforms in ...

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Court Ruling Opens Door for Cruise Ship Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

cruise ships no longer protected from medical malpractice lawsuitsFor over 100 years, cruise ship companies have not had to defend medical malpractice lawsuits, after a series of court cases granted them immunity. The courts had previously ruled that passengers on cruise vacations should not expect the same quality of care on a ship as they do on land, and that the ship cannot control the doctors and nurses on the ship because they are private contractors. However, ...

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Surgeon Who Removed Wrong Organ Is Disciplined Years Later

illinois surgeon removes wrong organAn Illinois doctor is being disciplined by The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation nearly a decade after removing the wrong organ during surgery. CentralIllinoisProud.com reports that the independent surgeon of the Associated Surgical Group will pay a $2,500 fine for his mistake.

In December 2005, a woman underwent surgery to have a portion of her spleen extracted, but instead, the doctor removed the woman’s left kidney. In his postoperative report, ...

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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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