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Experts Say Patient Harm Not Tracked Well Enough

Healthcare Professionals Call for Better Tracking of Patient Harm On Thursday, medical experts testified before Congress that the healthcare community was not doing enough to accurately track patient harm, which is the third leading cause of death in the US. "Our collective action in patient safety pales in comparison to the magnitude of the … [Read more...]

Do More Tests Lead to More Malpractice Lawsuits?

In a recent op-ed piece for the New York Times, Dr. Sanjay Gupta claims that doctors often practice “defensive medicine,” ordering unnecessary tests in order to avoid malpractice lawsuits. In theory, if doctors test for everything, they can catch mistakes. However, Dr. Gupta argues that more tests lead to more false positives, more medication, and … [Read more...]

Top 5 Most Common Personal Injury Claims

Many people believe that we live in a litigious society. A quick online search for “sue happy Americans” brings up 1,830,000 results. While some lawsuits are frivolous, many personal injury claims are necessary to compensate victims and their families for physical harm and lost income. Below are five of the most common types of personal injury … [Read more...]

Dr. With Pending Medical Malpractice Lawsuit and Girlfriend Found Dead

A plastic surgeon -- convicted of kidnapping, and facing a medical malpractice lawsuit -- and his girlfriend are found dead in what investigators are calling a murder suicide. The discovery of the bodies of Joseph Berg, 47, and Lucy Schwartz, 49, in a Salt Lake City home came just before noon on Monday. Berg left prison after serving time for a … [Read more...]

Kidney From Living Donor Accidentally Thrown Away

A nurse in the Toledo Medical Center accidentally disposed of a donated kidney, leading to the suspension of the organ donor program pending investigation. On August 10th, a man donated a kidney to his older sister, but a nurse accidentally disposed of it with medical waste. Attempts were made to resuscitate the kidney after it was found, but … [Read more...]

Marcus Wiley Joins NFL Prescription Drug Abuse Lawsuit

Former Defense Marcus Wiley Joins Lawsuit Against NFL Prescription Drug Abuse Former NFL defensive player Marcus Wiley, now an ESPN personality, has joined the NFL prescription drug abuse lawsuit, against the NFL, alleging that the league recklessly prescribed prescription drugs and painkillers to players in order to keep them in the game, … [Read more...]

Man Files Medical Malpractice Lawsuit for Botched Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Gastric Sleeve Surgery Fails, Leading to Amputation and Medical Malpractice Lawsuit One year ago, a man went into the hospital for gastric sleeve surgery, but an error during the surgery led to him having both legs amputated above the knee. Now, he has filed a negligence and medical malpractice lawsuit. Carlos Saucedo, 32, seeks $10 million in … [Read more...]

Former Cal Football Player Files Medical Malpractice Suit

Former Golden Bear Football Player Files Medical Malpractice Suit for Traumatic Brain Injury Misdiagnosis A former player for the California Golden Bears has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the University of California for medical malpractice leading to his traumatic brain injury and suffering. Bernard Hicks played safety position … [Read more...]

Man Files Dental Malpractice Lawsuit After 11 Years of Braces

An Oregon man filed a dental malpractice lawsuit against his former orthodontist for leaving braces on him for 11 years. According to CBS Seattle, Devin Bost, 22, filed the dental malpractice lawsuit against his former orthodontist, Brad Chvatal, D.M.D, after allegedly suffering from permanent tooth, mouth and gum injuries. In the lawsuit, Bost … [Read more...]

Woman Awarded $24.2 Million in Medical Malpractice Suit for Son’s Brain Damage

A woman from Webster Parish, Louisiana has been awarded $24.2 million in damages in a malpractice suit filed in Jefferson Parish. The jury sided with her, finding that her son’s brain damage was caused by a malfunctioning pump two years ago when he had heart surgery at Ochsner Clinic Foundation. Ty’Kevion Kidd, son of Tyronglia Willis, was three … [Read more...]

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