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Most Common Types of Medical Malpractice Claims

In addition to being highly educated and trained medical professionals, doctors are also human, and capable of making mistakes. They often work very long hours in high-stress situations, which can be physically, emotionally, and mentally draining. Exhausted doctors are more likely to make mistakes, some of which are minor, and do not impact the health » Read More


Improperly Sterilized Dental Tools Put Patients at Risk

Good dental hygiene starts with regular visits to the dentist. This usually involves a thorough cleaning, x-rays, and a check-up with the dentist. However, this routine visit can cause potentially serious complications if the dental tools are not properly sterilized. Unfortunately, this is what happened in several dental clinics in Philadelphia and Washington state. Thousands » Read More


Why is Colon Cancer Often Misdiagnosed in Younger Patients?

Colon cancer generally affects patients who are over the age of 50, unless there is a family history of the disease, or the patient is African American or a native of Alaska. For years, the American Cancer Society’s colorectal cancer screening guidelines recommended that patients begin screening for the disease at the age of 50. » Read More


Military Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Challenges the Feres Doctrine

In March 2014, a Navy lieutenant who was employed as a nurse at the Naval Hospital Bremerton in Washington died during childbirth. The pregnant Naval officer went into labor, but suffered complications which caused excessive bleeding. Unfortunately, she died shortly after giving birth. The deceased’s husband, who is a former Coast Guard officer, filed a » Read More


Physicians with Multiple Malpractice Claims Move to Solo Practices

Physicians who have medical malpractice claims against them often try to save their reputation by starting fresh in a new practice. While the common assumption is that they relocate to a new state to leave their tarnished reputation behind, they are more likely to stay put and either join a smaller practice or start a » Read More


Risks Associated with Breast Implants

Federal and medical advisers are urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to develop a standardized, easy-to-understand consent form that clearly outlines the risks associated with breast implants, including breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL), a rare type of cancer that affects the immune system. Patients can review the consent form with their » Read More


Fatal Cancer Related to Buttock Implants 

All surgical procedures come with a degree of risk, including infections, reactions to anesthesia, and excessive bleeding. This includes cosmetic surgeries as well, including common procedures like breast augmentation surgery. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), recent reports have shown that there is a link between textured breast implants and anaplastic large cell » Read More


Insufficient Evidence that Surgical Robots are Effective in Treating Cancer

High-tech surgical robots are one of the latest advances in medicine that surgeons are using to treat patients with certain types of cancer, including breast and prostate cancer. However, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), these robots are not necessarily an improvement from traditional operations. In fact, for some patients, the device may » Read More


High Rate of Maternal Deaths in the United States 

In the United States, the number of maternal deaths in hospitals across the country has been growing at an alarming rate. For women with pre-existing conditions, or who are at or below the poverty level, America is the most dangerous place to give birth compared to other developed countries. A USA Today report found that » Read More


Risks of Medical Errors at Urgent Care Centers

Just as quickly as urgent care centers are popping up across the country, so are the number of medical malpractice lawsuits being filed against these medical facilities. The typical long wait and high costs associated with visiting a hospital emergency room have enticed many people to visit urgent care centers for emergency treatment. Unfortunately, urgent » Read More