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Understanding the Medical Malpractice Claim Process

If you were harmed in any way while under the care of a medical professional, and you believe that negligence was involved, you may want to consider filing a medical malpractice lawsuit. It is highly recommended that you consult with an experienced medical malpractice lawyer who will walk you through every step of the claims » Read More


Medical Mistakes at Urgent Care Clinics

Urgent care facilities provide a range of medical services to patients on a walk-in basis. Health care providers at these facilities treat illnesses like the common cold or the flu, as well as injuries such as cuts, broken bones, and sprains. For patients who may not be able to get immediate treatment elsewhere, urgent care » Read More


Common Causes of Medical Mistakes

According to a recent study from Johns Hopkins, more people die from medical errors than strokes, Alzheimer’s, or diabetes. In fact, medical errors are the third leading cause of death in this country. While these tragic mistakes happen in almost every health care setting, some patients are at greater risk than others, including Medicare patients » Read More


Human Error Causes Majority of Surgical Errors

Surgeons complete up to 16 years of education and medical training before they operate on their first patient. This includes a surgical residency at a hospital, which can take anywhere from three to eight years. Despite this extensive training, surgeons are capable of making mistakes, potentially resulting in medical malpractice claims. In fact, according to » Read More


Family Sues Healthcare Facility Over Son’s Wrongful Death

A 29-year-old patient who suffered from schizophrenia apparently died of starvation because he refused to eat while he was being treated at Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital in Parsippany, New Jersey. The patient’s mother is filing a wrongful death and negligence lawsuit against the state of New Jersey and Morristown Medical Center, the hospital to which » Read More


Health Risks of IUDs

There are a range of birth control options available to women today, including the pill, diaphragms, and hormonal patches. The intrauterine device (IUD) has been around for decades, and has become increasingly popular in recent years. This may be due to the fact that it does not require women to take a pill every day » Read More


Increase in High Blood Pressure Among Pregnant Women

Researchers from the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School released a study recently that showed an alarming rise in blood pressure among pregnant women. A number of factors contributed to this increase, including the fact that women are having children later in life. They also found that African American women are at a greater risk » Read More


Patient Sues Doctor and University for Negligent Treatment

If it is caught early, breast cancer is one of the more treatable types of cancer. With the right treatment and follow-up care, the long-term prognosis for breast cancer patients is often positive. However, if a health care provider fails to recommend a treatment option that can prevent the cancer from spreading, this will allow » Read More


Duodenoscope Transmitted Infections Put Patients’ Health at Risk

Duodenoscopes are medical devices used during endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) to help health care providers diagnose and treat serious conditions and diseases, such as cancer or gallstones in the pancreas or bile duct. These flexible, lighted tubes are threaded into the top of the small intestine via the mouth, throat, and stomach. They are effective » Read More


Alarm Fatigue Among Nurses Leads to Serious Medical Mistakes

Nurses who work in busy hospitals or intensive care units have a range of responsibilities, including checking vital signs, administering medication, monitoring patients’ ventilators, and making sure that feeding pumps are working properly. All these machines are equipped with alarms that alert nurses when a patient needs medical attention. However, according to research, 72 to » Read More