Lack of Communication Ends in Unnecessary Amputation

Unnecessary Amputation Lawyer

Parkwest Hospital in Knoxville, Tennessee is under fire for allegedly failing to properly inform a deaf patient of his treatment options, which lead to him requiring a partial leg amputation. The incident in question happened in 2017 when the patient went to the hospital after he had fallen and was feeling pain and numbness in…

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FDA Warns of Problems with Heart Pump; Patients Receive it Anyway

HeartWare heart pump

Eight years ago, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found problems and concerns with the HeartWare heart pump. Even with this information, the pump was implanted into patients for years following. The problem was found back in 2014 and a warning letter was sent to the manufacturer by the FDA. However, this did not stop…

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Do Placebos Really Work?

Do Placebos Work

When it comes to modern medicine, it is common for the use of placebos to be used in pharmaceutical trials. However, should a physician ever prescribe placebos for particular conditions like chronic back pain or depression? This is the current debate among many healthcare professionals. Researchers, in particular, believe that placebos are effective not just…

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A Few of the Biggest Medical Malpractice Cases of 2021

Biggest Medical Malpractice Cases of 2021

When we hear the term “medical malpractice,” the assumption we make is that the physician has made a mistake for the first time in his or her career. The reality is that medical malpractice litigation is more common than we believe. The American Medical Association (AMA) reports that there are more than 34 percent of…

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What Is Laboratory Malpractice?

Laboratory Malpractice

Laboratory personnel have a myriad of responsibilities, from collecting and testing samples to interpreting and recording results. It is the responsibility of the laboratory personnel to administer test results in an accurate, understandable, and timely manner. Failure to do so could result in an act of medical malpractice. Laboratory errors are more common than you…

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When Science Comes with Risks: Couple Sues Over IVF Embryo Mix Up

IVF Injury - Medical Negligence

An IVF mix up in California recently made headlines, illustrating the devastating fallout that can occur when human error and science collide. Although these incidents are rare, when they do occur, families are torn apart. In vitro fertilization (IVF) helps couples with fertility issues conceive their own children, an expensive and physically arduous process. When…

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Common Mistakes That Can Lead to Medical Malpractice Claims

medical malpractice and medical mistakes

Medical malpractice is a serious issue that impacts many people throughout Maryland every year. Claims against doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals for their negligence can lead to you receiving compensation for your injuries. There are many different circumstances that can lead to a medical malpractice claim, including the improper administration of medication, wrong-site surgeries,…

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The Latest Hospital Grades Are Out. How Did Maryland Do?

Hospital Grades Maryland

The Leapfrog Group is a nonprofit healthcare watchdog group that grades more than 2,700 hospitals twice a year. The hospitals receive a letter grade from A to F based on their ability to protect patients from avoidable errors, accidents, or injuries. Maryland’s hospitals scored pretty well this round, though a high score does not indicate…

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The Nursing Shortage Is at Crisis Levels

Nursing Shortage Covid - Medical Malpractice - Negligence

From truckers to construction workers to grocery store clerks to nurses, mentioning that the front-line workers have “stepped up” during the pandemic is an understatement. Front-line workers have had to deal with issues such as burnout and fatigue while still being required to remain professional and perform their tasks to the best of their ability.…

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