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Patient Dies After Receiving Contaminated Fecal Transplant

Fecal microbiota transplants (FMT) is a procedure that involves transplanting feces from a healthy donor into the bowels of a sick patient. While this may sound like a questionable procedure, it has been proven to be highly effective at restoring a sick patient’s microbiome with the beneficial bacteria and other organisms that exist in the » 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


What Should I Know About Filing a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit in Maryland?

If a patient is injured, or their health was compromised in any way after being treated by a health care professional, they may want to consider filing a medical malpractice lawsuit. However, pursuing a medical malpractice lawsuit in Maryland is unique compared to other states for several reasons. For example, Maryland is a contributory negligence » Read More


Proactive Steps to Avoid Medical Mistakes

Medical mistakes are surprisingly common in this country. In fact, according to a recent study, one in 20 patients are exposed to injuries caused by medical mistakes, many of which were preventable. Twelve percent of those patients suffered permanent disabilities or death. Human error is an unfortunate reality of the health care field, however, approximately » Read More


Common Birth Injuries

While no expecting parent likes to think of the possibility of their baby being injured at birth, injuries are far more common than most realize. It’s estimated that five birth injuries occur for every 1,000 babies born in the U.S. What is a Birth Injury? A birth injury refers to any form of harm or » Read More