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Posts tagged "Hospital negligence"

Medical malpractice lawsuit shows medicine errors can be fatal

Prescription and hospital-administered medicine errors are a significant problem in the United States. Because prescriptions and doctors' instructions get passed down to nurses, pharmacists and others, there are opportunities for errors to be made nearly anywhere along the chain of command.

The deadly problem of hospital-acquired infections

When we think of hospitals, the image that comes to mind is often a place of healing. Save for those suffering from a chronic and progressive disease, no one expects to leave a hospital sicker than when they arrived. Sadly, this happens far more often than most of us realize.

Lawsuit: Misdiagnosis of death causes woman to die alone in morgue

There are some nightmare scenarios so scary that they have endured as the premises of horror stories and urban legends. One of these scenarios involves being buried alive. For some, there would be few scarier ways to die than by waking up in a closed casket under several feet of earth.

Suit: after birth, mom denied the remains of deceased infant twin

In an unusual and tragic claim, a mother has filed a lawsuit against the hospital where she gave birth. While it occurred in another state, it highlights a question of concern to any parent who has lost a child, whether the loss involved a birth injury or events surrounding the birth.

Pediatric stroke: Not uncommon, yet diagnosis often missed or delayed

In the realm of birth injuries, certain conditions or occurrences seem to be reported and receive media coverage more often than other adverse outcomes. Those commonly include things like cerebral palsy, bone fractures, spinal cord injuries, fetal asphyxia and hospital-acquired infections.

Mayo Clinic study on "July Effect," alleged link to patient harm

A new study is debunking the widely held notion that patients can face a seasonal increased risk of hospital malpractice due to factors operative within what is known as the "July Effect." These supposed risk factors are attributed to the new wave of inexperienced medical residents that start their terms at hospitals during the summer, most commonly during July.

Opinion on reusing medical equipment: "Clean and green" initiatives

As one doctor -- an infectious-disease specialist in New York City -- queried recently in his capacity as a media commentator on national health care, what reasonable person would ever argue over a uniform approach to injections that centrally incorporates the notion "one needle, one syringe, only one time"?

$7.4 Billion Medicaid Recovery

Breslin and Breslin, PA, Donald A. Caminiti, Esq., was one of six law firms selected by the Attorney General of the State of New Jersey to act as special counsel to represent it in its lawsuit against the tobacco industry to recover Medicaid and other health related costs incurred by the state resulting from tobacco related illnesses.