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What Types of Surgical Errors Warrant a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

Even the most routine surgical procedures carry an element of risk, including infections, uncontrolled bleeding, reactions to anesthesia, and postoperative complications. Prior to surgery, physicians should discuss the general risks of surgery with the patient, including those that may be specific to the procedure being performed. Despite the years of education and training that surgeons » Read More


Family Requests Autopsy After Sudden Death Raises Questions

After losing their mother suddenly, the surviving family members of a 53-year-old Pennsylvania resident had a lot of questions about how she died. The month before the patient died, she was dancing at a wedding and seemed to be in good health. Two weeks later, she was in the hospital, where she remained for approximately » Read More


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


What Do I Need to Know About Filing a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

A common misconception about medical malpractice cases is that any time a health care provider makes a mistake, it amounts to medical malpractice. However, to file a malpractice lawsuit, you must have grounds to make a claim. There are several things to consider if you are unsure about whether you have grounds to make a » Read More


The Risks of Ignoring Package Inserts for Medications

All prescription medications come with a package insert, which provides detailed information about the medication, the conditions it treats, and potential side effects, as well as possible drug interactions. Some prescribers believe that the prescribing information is more of a legal document written to protect the drug manufacturers. As a result, they may not take » Read More


Health Risks Associated with Incorrect Dosing of Common Medication

Physicians must consider a wide range of information when prescribing medication. They must weigh the benefits of the drug with the potential side effects, as well as any risk factors that the patient might have. The physician must then determine the exact dosage amount that will be both effective and safe. Researchers from Stanford University » Read More


Risk of Commonly Prescribed Drugs  

As we age, we become more susceptible to certain medical conditions, including Parkinson’s disease, urinary incontinence, and depression. One treatment option for these conditions is the use of anticholinergic drugs, which block the effects of the chemical released by nerve cells to send signals to other nerves. However, a recent study found that the anticholinergic » Read More


Automated System Detects Medication Errors  

Medications can control pain, manage high blood pressure and cholesterol, and help treat serious diseases like cancer. However, when a medication is not administered correctly, it can jeopardize the health and safety of the patient.  According to a study published in JAMIA, researchers from the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center have developed a real-time, automated » Read More


Epilepsy Medication May Be Problematic for Pregnant Women

Epilepsy is a common neurological disorder that can cause unpredictable seizures. It affects people of all ages and covers a wide range of seizure types, including generalized onset seizures, focal onset seizures, and unknown onset seizures. One of the drugs commonly used to treat epileptic seizures is topiramate. However, when a doctor prescribes topiramate to » Read More


Opioids Responsible for Most Medication-Related Malpractice Claims

Opioid analgesics are an effective pain management medication that physicians use to treat moderate to severe pain in patients who may not respond well to other medications, including over-the-counter drugs like ibuprofen or acetaminophen. Unfortunately, they are also responsible for more medical malpractice claims associated with drug errors than any other class of drug. According » Read More