Medical Malpractice

Fertility Clinic Mixups Leading to Upsetting Surprises

A couple having difficulty conceiving seeks the help of a fertility clinic to realize their dream of having a child. Eventually the treatments take, and the woman becomes pregnant after an in vitro fertilization procedure. The couple, who are both Caucasian, believe that the sperm and egg used in the procedure came from each of them and that the child being born would not only be theirs, but would be theirs genetically as well.

When the woman gave birth, the couple ...

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Why are Hospitals Allowing Salespeople in Surgical Suites?

growing concern over presence of salespeople in hospital operating roomsIn modern medicine, surgery is so commonplace that we sometimes fail to consider just how incredible of an achievement it is. Much like space flight, it is one of those things that boggle the mind when one stops to consider what exactly is happening, yet happens with such frequency that we rarely bat an eye when it happens without issue.

However, for the patient on the operating table, ...

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Military Doctors Keep Malpractice Protection

military doctors continue to be shielded from medical malpractice lawsuitsFor the vast majority of us, our doctors are held to account not only by the high standards put forth by their educational and certifying organizations, but by the knowledge that we, ourselves, can take action against them for their misdeeds. Accidents are bound to happen at one point or another, but when an incident strays into actual malpractice, we as patients are able to bring the ...

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For Docs, Losing License Doesn’t Mean Losing the Ability to Practice

doctors can still practice in states after losing their license to practice in others like Dr. Larry Mitchell IsaacsWhen most hear about bad doctors losing their licenses to practice, they rest assured in the knowledge that the doctor in question can no longer cause harm to patients. They take solace in the idea of a body of accrediting agencies working to keep the patient population safe and saying to this person “you are unworthy of practicing ...

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Multimillion Dollar Award Issued Against Military Medical Center

tripler medical center at center of one of largest medical malpractice awards in history of HawaiiThe infection that set in after Navy officer Marites Campano gave birth at Hawaii’s Tripler Army Medical Center could have and should have been treated with IV antibiotics. Instead, doctors and staff did nothing, even when faced with a patient in extraordinary pain for two days. Campano eventually became septic and now is faced with years of dialysis and the prospect ...

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Medical Errors Become a Leading Cause of Death in the United States

medical errors third leading cause of death in united statesHere’s an interesting game to play at your next party – ask everyone to list the top three causes of death in the United States. Odds are that you’d get a very eclectic mix of responses.

If media reports were to be believed, murder would have to be pretty far up there. Local news thrives on the idea that you live in a very dangerous world (no matter ...

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