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October 7, 2015

Lack of FDA Regulations on 3D Medical Printing Could be Putting Patients at Risk

The emersion of 3D medical printing has created quite the frenzy due to the stories of lives saved or improved because of the technology. Medical professionals, the media, and even the general public are mystified and entranced by the possibilities,...

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September 17, 2015

Bill to Change New York’s Statute of Limitations on Medical Malpractice Killed by Senate Majority Leader

Despite receiving overwhelming bipartisan support from the Assembly, sponsoring from the majority of the State Senate, and endorsement from New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomono, a bill that would have changed New York's statute of limitations on medical malpractice will...

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August 19, 2015

Are Recorded Surgeries the Future of Medical Malpractice Investigation and Medical Error Prevention?

According to recent statistics from Patient Safety America, as many as 440,000 people die from preventable medical mistakes each year. If Stanford University researchers are correct, those deaths were likely caused by just a very small fraction of doctors (about...

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July 29, 2015

ProPublica Finds Disturbing Information while Analyzing Complication Rates of 17,000 Surgeons

Since the 1999 publication of “To Err is Human,” a landmark report from the Institute of Medicine on the number of medical errors in the United States, patient safety has been at the forefront of health care discussions. Unfortunately, little...

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July 24, 2015

Push for Economic Reform Could Make Corporate Lawsuits More Difficult

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner wants to advance his radical political agenda by making it more difficult for victims of negligence and medical malpractice to obtain fair and just compensation for their injuries. Governor Rauner and his friends—big businesses and insurance...

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May 26, 2015

No Free Passes Initiative Working to Improve Patient Safety

While the current rate of medical malpractice in the United States places every patient at risk, some have a higher risk than others. Among them are non-English and limited English speaking patients and families (about 20 percent of the U.S....

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May 21, 2015

Hurley McKenna & Mertz Partner Starts No Free Passes Initiative

[[title]] managing partner, Attorney Chris Hurley, founded the No Free Passes Initiative after representing a family who lost the mother. He realized she could have been saved if the emergency room staff had more training on intubating patients. Multiple attempts...

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May 13, 2015

What Tort Reform Will Mean for Medical Malpractice Victims

Toyota is recalling “nearly 1.7 million vehicles around the world for various defects that may cause fuel leakage – the latest in quality control woes for the Japanese automaker.” (Y Kageyama, AP Business, 1/25). Unfortunately for Toyota, this is yet...

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