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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


Pursuing a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit While Incarcerated

Prison inmates lose certain freedoms while they are incarcerated, but they are still entitled to proper medical care if they become injured or ill while they are in prison. Too often, however, inmates receive substandard care, or they are ignored entirely by nurses, physicians, and mental health workers who work at correctional facilities. If a » Read More


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


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


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