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Steps to take if you've been harmed by a medical error

The majority of hospital visits occur without incident, with doctors, nurses and other hospital staff performing admirably. However, with medical mistakes the 3 rd leading cause of death in the United ...
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Punitive damages may be awarded in birth injury cases

A jury just awarded $73.2M to the family of a 5-year-old boy who suffered oxygen deprivation at birth. According to court filings, the boy now suffers permanent brain damage due to errors made at ...
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Failure to diagnose is a leading cause of medical malpractice

Recently, a jury awarded $3.3 million to the family of a woman who died following a delay in diagnosis. According to the medical malpractice lawsuit, a 23-year-old woman with lupus presented to the ...
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Wrongful Death Suit Filed Against Board of Regents

California news reports that a woman is suing a University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) physician and medical team, along with the Board of Regents for alleged medical malpractice. The case comes ...
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Doctor Depression and Mental Fatigue Increase Medical Errors

A recent study revealed that physician depression and burnout directly correlates to medical mistakes. As the number of fatalities from preventable medical errors continues to plague the American ...
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Failure to Monitor Pitocin Administration Can Lead to Serious Birth Injuries

In many situations, when labor and delivery slows, doctors will administer Pitocin (a synthetic form of oxytocin), in order to induce contractions and help labor progress. Oxytocin is a naturally ...
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Anesthesia Errors may be Fatal

According to news family of woman who died following a CT scan has been awarded $29.5million following a medical malpractice wrongful death trial. Evidence presented at trial to the jury revealed that ...
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Cosmetic Surgery Risks

The number of cosmetic medical procedures has skyrocketed over the last decade, with many people undergoing what they believe to be simple procedures that end with unintended – sometimes deadly ...
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Delay in Diagnosis of Flesh Eating Bacteria Leads to Death

Reports indicate that a woman died following an alleged delay in diagnosis of "necrotizing fasciitis," also known as flesh eating bacteria. According to numerous sources, after returning ...
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Improved Hospital Employee Satisfaction Improves Patient Safety

A new study shows that improved staff communication and engagement may lead to improved safety and reduce the incidence of medical malpractice. According to data collected by a healthcare research ...
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What is Medical Malpractice?

What is Medical Malpractice? In general, medical malpractice/medical negligence refers to the situation where a medical health professional, such as a doctor, nurse or other hospital staff acts below ...
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Reducing Diagnostic Errors Key to Improving Patient Safety

Over the last several years, much has been made of the finding that preventable medical mistakes are the third leading cause of death in the United States. Studies estimate that roughly 700 people a ...
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The importance of pre-term identification of risk factors

Cerebral palsy is one of the more common birth injuries, with the severity ranging from mild to severe. In the worst cases, individuals with cerebral palsy are unable to care for themselves, suffering ...
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Fathers' employer may be held liable for children born with birth defects

A recent lawsuit examines the exposure of men to toxic chemicals at the workplace and whether the family’s may maintain personal injury lawsuits on behalf of their children who were born with ...
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Birth Injury Award will Help Pay for Future Medical Care

Recently, a jury awarded a 6-year-old girl $40.3 million in a birth injury case. According to the lawsuit, the girl’s spinal cord was injured during her delivery, leaving her unable to stand on ...
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Incidence of Hospital-Acquired Infections on The Rise

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the incidence of hospital acquired infections is on the rise, with more than one million patients in the United States contracting sepsis each ...
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Failure to Monitor Prescription Drug Use May Constitute Medical Malpractice

A recently filed lawsuit asserts that a prescription error led to the death of a California man. Various different types of prescription errors may form the basis of a medical malpractice lawsuit. For ...
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