Topic: Medical Malpractice Law

Doctors Ignore FDA Warnings on Anesthesia & Birth Injuries

In December, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned that repeated or even general use of anesthetic and sedation drugs in pregnant women and toddlers could damage children’s developing brains. The FDA was especially concerned with their use […]

New Study: Alarming Lack of Training For Medical Students on How To Report Medical Errors

A recent study published highlights just how few US medical schools report teaching patient safety and quality; specifically, that many medical students do not have what it takes to speak up when they see or experience a medical error […]

By |November 15th, 2016|Medical Malpractice Law|

Surviving a Bad Diagnosis, Known as “Medical Error”

A certain number of errors in the field of medicine are to be expected, as doctors are only human, and to err is to be human. However, when it comes to medical diagnoses in particular, recent reports indicate that […]

By |October 31st, 2016|Medical Malpractice Law|

Five Cataract Surgeries; Five People Blinded

The Boston Globe recently featured an upsetting story of surgery error about five patients who went in for cataract surgery and came out blind in the eye that was operated on, allegedly due to consistent errors made by the anesthesiologist […]

By |October 18th, 2016|Medical Malpractice Law, Surgery Errors|

The “Heartbreaking Truth” About Military Medical Malpractice

On July 10th, Military Times published a heartbreaking story on medical malpractice in the military; a controversial system that often protects the government while military families pay with their lives after undergoing severe medical malpractice.

The story opens with the […]

By |September 1st, 2016|Medical Malpractice Law|

When Hospitals Lie About Surgery Errors

Yale Medical School and its hospital, Yale-New Haven Hospital, as well as two surgeons who work at the hospital, are currently being sued for not only removing the wrong body part on a woman who underwent surgery, but allegedly […]

By |July 11th, 2016|Medical Malpractice Law, Surgery Errors|

Medication Error Made By Dentist Allegedly Disables Child

 

No one who takes their child to the dentist expects them to end up with a severe brain injury; however, that is, sadly, what one family experienced with their four-year-old daughter. After being taken to the dentist to treat […]

Hospital Chain Found To Be Making Serious Surgery Errors

 

A news channel investigation released on March 3rd revealed that Genesis hospitals have been making serious medical mistakes, and somewhat frequently. Specifically, four times in the last 40 days last year, surgeons mistakenly operated on the wrong side of […]

Dangerous Medical Device Goes Unreported, Injuring Many

 

According to a Senate report released on January 13th, serious infections have been linked to a medical device known as “closed-channel duodenoscopes”—long tubes fitted with cameras used to examine the small intestine—because of how difficult these devices are to […]

By |April 8th, 2016|Medical Malpractice Law|

When Residential Buildings Contain Lead-Based Paint

 

On March 12th, the New York Times highlighted the dilemma of lead paint in residences and other buildings, and the dangers they pose to everyone, including babies and women who are pregnant. Anyone who has ever rented an apartment […]

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