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September 20, 2019

Medical Malpractice Harms up to Four Million Americans per Year

“ A recent report regarding medical malpractice in the U.S. estimated that diagnostic errors by physicians and hospitals resulted in “”serious permanent damage”” or “”immediate or inevitable death”” in up to 4 million Americans annually. (Newman-Toker, 2019, p. 227). These...

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December 8, 2016

Beyond Court: Lawyer Helps Train ER Docs

By Emily Spectre, Daily North Shore When trial attorney Christopher Hurley successfully tried a case on a behalf of a family whose wife and mother had died from sustained hypoxia in a hospital emergency room, he could have stored the...

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November 15, 2016

Maternal Mortality Concerningly Common in United States

While it is fairly common knowledge that developing countries still struggle with infant and maternal mortality in childbirth, many wrongly assume that such tragedies are not an issue in developed nations. Unfortunately, nothing could be further from the truth. In...

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October 28, 2016

Being an Informed and Empowered Patient Can Reduce Your Risk of Experiencing a Medical Mistake

When it comes to the problems in our healthcare system today—be it the increase in medical malpractice liability coverage costs for physicians, or the deterioration of the system itself—the blame often falls to “runaway juries,” outrageous award amounts for non-economic...

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October 14, 2016

Felonious Physicians – How State by State Licensing Boards Are Putting Patients at Risk

Doctors may be mere humans, just like the rest of us but, by default, they are held to a higher standard. We expect them to be rational, honest, and moral human beings. This is not irrational or asking too much....

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September 30, 2016

Medication Errors, Missed Diagnoses, and Your PCP: What Patients Should Know About the Malpractice Claims Against Their Primary Care Doctors

When a pedestrian is involved in an automobile accident, the results are often fatal. For this reason, many cities have taken significant measures to improve pedestrian safety. Despite those efforts, many parts of the country are still experiencing a rise...

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September 9, 2016

When and How You Should File a Complaint Against Your Doctor

Each year, more than 200,000 patients die from a preventable medical mistake and as many as four million more experience non-fatal errors that can delay treatment, compromise care, or otherwise put the patient at risk for serious injury or illness....

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August 24, 2016

Information on Bad Doctor Behavior Varies from State to State

Savvy patients might know they need to research their doctor's history. They may even know where to look. But what they may not realize is that the information provided on bad doctoring practices and the disciplinary actions taken against poor-performing...

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