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Doctor’s Selfie Lead to Medical Malpractice Charges

Doctors that Take Selfies with Patients is a Strange Internet Trend that Could Lead to Medical Malpractice Charges A Malaysian obstetrician has captured news attention with a grotesque picture of herself making the V for Victory gesture while a pregnant woman’s genitals are clear in the background. The image was posted to social media and has gone … [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...]

New Doctors’ App Could Help Prevent Misdiagnoses and in turn Medical Malpractice Suits

Figure 1 App Helps Train Doctors in Weird Conditions, Could Decrease Hospital Error, Misdiagnoses, and Medical Malpractice Cases A new mobile app called Figure 1 has been called the “Instagram for Doctors.” Surgeons and physicians post pictures of strange ailments, like blue skin lesions, weird toe nail growths, or huge calcified plaques, and ask … [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...]

Greenville Health Systems Faces Medical Malpractice Lawsuit for Infections

Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Filed Against Greenville Health Systems At least four people died after surgery at Greenville Health Systems hospitals in South Carolina, and allegations came to light over the summer. Now, a family has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the hospital chain. According to officials, at least 15 patients were … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

Medical Malpractice Suit Goes Forward for Family of Woman Prematurely Declared Dead

Family of Woman Prematurely Declared Dead and Placed in Morgue’s Freezer Can Sue for Medical Malpractice The family of a woman who reportedly died in a hospital’s morgue after being declared dead prematurely can, according to a judge, sue for medical malpractice. In July 2010, Mary de Jesus Arroyo, 80 years old, suffered a heart attack at the … [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 Receives Gastric Bypass Instead of Tummy Tuck, Sues for Medical Malpractice

  A woman is now suing for medical malpractice after receiving a second gastric bypass surgery instead of the tummy tuck she requested. Rolanda Dickerson received Roux-en-Y surgery – a type of gastric bypass – in 2006. In 2009, she went to Forest Park Medical Center in Dallas for a tummy tuck. Patients who have received gastric bypass … [Read more...]

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