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Textured Breast Implants Recalled Due to Cancer Link

Global pharmaceutical company, Allergan, has issued a worldwide recall of their textured breast implants and tissue expanders, which have been linked to a rare type of cancer known as breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). After the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) notified the drug company about the link to BIA-ALCL, and urged » Read More


Thyroid Cancer Patients Receive More Treatment Than Necessary

Thyroid cancer is one of the most treatable types of cancer and has one of the highest survival rates. In fact, over 98 percent of patients are cancer-free five years after they have been diagnosed. However, according to a recent study by researchers from Thomas Jefferson University, close to 25 percent of low-risk thyroid patients » Read More


Understanding Medical Malpractice Caps in Maryland

Maryland law caps medical malpractice awards when it comes to non-economic damages that are more difficult to quantify than lost wages, medical expenses, and prescription medications. If you or someone you know is considering filing a medical malpractice lawsuit, there are some things you should know about compensation caps related to non-economic damages. Some of » Read More


Embryo Mix-Up by IVF Clinic Leaves Couple Devastated

A New York couple filed a lawsuit recently against the CHA Fertility Clinic after the clinic impregnated a woman with the wrong embryos. The couple had spent over $100,000 on in vitro services, hoping to fulfill the dream of becoming parents. After a successful in vitro fertilization, the couple became pregnant with twins. However, upon » Read More


Poor Communication Among Healthcare Professionals Lead to Catheter Infections

Catheters are often used during a surgical procedure or when patients are unable to urinate. Indwelling catheters drain urine from the bladder into a bag outside the body. These devices are widely used in hospitals, but if they are not properly monitored by the healthcare professionals responsible for a patient’s care, they can cause infections. » Read More


Four Patient Deaths Associated with Endotracheal Tubes

Teleflex Incorporated issued a worldwide recall on several of its endotracheal tubes after the company received reports of four deaths and serious injuries associated with the products. The Class 1 recall, which involves products that cause serious adverse health consequences or death, affected certain lots of Hudson RCI Sheridan Endotracheal Tubes, which were used to » Read More


Lyme Disease Misdiagnosis Leads to Serious Health Complications

A common misconception about Lyme disease is that you will immediately develop a bulls-eye rash or flu-like symptoms if you are bitten by a disease-carrying tick. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. In fact, those who develop these symptoms are lucky because they will likely get treated before the disease has a chance to » Read More


Recovering Compensation for a Birth Injury

Over the course of a woman’s pregnancy, the last thing the expectant mother plans for is a serious birth injury. Unfortunately, complications can occur during pregnancy and the child birthing process that can compromise the health of both the mother and the baby. Depending on the type of trauma, the baby can suffer relatively minor » Read More


Surgeons’ Unprofessional Treatment of Colleagues Can Impact Patient Safety

In the medical field, surgeons are known for being some of the most brilliant, talented, and technically gifted individuals. Unfortunately, they also have a reputation for being rude, condescending, and unprofessional towards fellow colleagues, including nurses, physicians, and other members of their team. While some surgeons claim that this type of behavior can be productive » Read More


Patient Awarded $11.5 Million in Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

In April 2009, an 18-month-old girl was brought to Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Massachusetts by her father after she started vomiting and showing signs of dehydration. According to court documents, a radiologist performed a chest x-ray and determined that the patient likely had bronchiolitis v. atypical pneumonia. However, he failed to diagnose her enlarged heart, which » Read More