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March 24, 2020

Why a Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy Diagnosis May Be the Result of Medical Malpractice

Expecting parents prepare a great deal for the birth of a new baby. From meeting with doctors to setting up the nursery, preparation gives parents some sense of control as they wait for the big day. But, when complications arise...

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May 8, 2016

Reduce Your Risk of Medical Malpractice: Know How to Recognize the Signs of “Dangerous Doctoring”

In a perfect world, patients would be guaranteed high quality medical care. They would not have to worry about receiving the wrong medication or being subjected to the wrong treatment. Conditions would be diagnosed as early as humanly possible, and...

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May 3, 2016

Choosing the Right Doctor Can Reduce Your Risk for Serious Illness and Medical Mistakes

When, in any given city, there are dozens (if not hundreds) of doctors to choose from, it can be difficult to decide which one to trust. Most people turn to family or friends for help. Others peruse online reviews and...

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March 29, 2016

Small Percentage of Doctors Responsible for Majority of Malpractice Claims

When people read the stories about medical mistakes and the resulting malpractice claims, they often begin to wonder if their own physician might be capable or responsible enough to care for them in a life or death situation. Many also...

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March 6, 2016

Avoidable Medical Errors Now Considered Third Leading Cause of Death in America

When people get sick, they visit their doctor to get better. When they are critically ill, they go to a hospital for treatment. But are doctors actually doing more harm than good? Evidence from the prestigious Journal of Patient Safety...

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November 10, 2015

Compartment Syndrome and the Importance of Due Diligence of Medical Professionals

Compartment syndrome, a serious condition that causes increased pressure in the body's muscle compartments, can be caused by even minor trauma to any part of the body. Its consequences, which can take hold quickly, can be devastating if not properly...

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October 21, 2015

Physician Allegedly Left a Trail of Unnecessary Scars in Small Midwest Town

A settlement involving a minimum award of $1.43 billion has been reached in ongoing product liability litigation against Stryker Orthopedics. The 3,000-plus clients represented in the Stryker hip implant lawsuit will each receive a base amount of $300,000 with additional...

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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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