Medical Malpractice

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Potential Hepatitis, HIV Exposure for Thousands of NJ Surgical Patients

According to a recent report, “lapses in infection control in sterilization” may have exposed more than 3,000 patients treated at a New Jersey surgery center to HIV, hepatitis, or other infectious diseases. An article detailing the hospital error is available here. An Investigation into the Facility More than 3,700 patients who underwent procedures at the […]

February 11th, 2019 Read More
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Suit Alleges Medical Malpractice Killed Young Boy After Dental Procedure

The family of a two-year-old Arizona boy who died after a routine dental procedure has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the clinic that performed the work. A detailed article on the case and the allegations behind it is available here. According to police, the young boy was placed under anesthesia at a local dental […]

January 21st, 2019 Read More
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Surgeon Mistakenly Removes Healthy Kidney

In a recent case of medical malpractice, a Florida woman lost a healthy kidney when her surgeon mistakenly removed it. An article on the tragic surgical error appears here. A Terrible Mistake A Palm Beach, Florida woman in her early fifties entered the hospital for routine back surgery, only to leave with one kidney.  During […]

December 10th, 2018 Read More
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Wrongful Death Suit Barred by Military Law Heads to The U.S. Supreme Court

Four years ago, a U.S. Navy Lieutenant bled to death after childbirth in a military hospital. Now, her widower is prepared to challenge a ruling that bars active-duty military from suing the federal government in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. A detailed article on the case is available here. A Tragic Loss In 2014, […]

October 24th, 2018 Read More

CDC: Medical Malpractice Third Leading Cause of Death in U.S.

Michael Eisenberg—a filmmaker based in Chicago—has recently produced a documentary that details the effects of preventable medical mistakes. To Err Is Human—named after a 1999 Institute of Medicine report estimating hospital mistakes killed nearly 98,000 in the U.S.—is to be screened at large hospitals and major healthcare organizations across the country. This fall, the film […]

May 15th, 2018 Read More
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Hospital Errors Cause Hundreds of Thousands of Injuries Every Year

Preventable hospital mistakes may cause the death of over 400,000 patients each year in the United States. A recent study shows that medical procedures are causing serious injuries and death to patients with alarming frequency. A woman in Texas is suing a Dallas hospital over a devastating surgical error. In 2007, the woman underwent serious heart surgery. […]

April 20th, 2016 Read More
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Zimmer Metal Hip Implants Recalled Due to High Levels of Manufacturing Residues

On Friday, June 19th, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a major recall of all Zimmer M/L Taper Femoral Stems and Necks. These metal-on-metal hip implants were manufactured and distributed to patients in need of hip replacement surgery between March 31 and April 20, 2015. Zimmer, Inc. estimates that during this time, a total […]

June 29th, 2015 Read More
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Tulsa Doctor Loses Medical License after Issuing Unsafe Prescription Medications

The Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision recently concluded an investigation into a Tulsa-area doctor that resulted in the suspension of the doctor’s medical license. The Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision is responsible for overseeing and regulating the practice of medicine in the state, and only goes as far as suspending a […]

April 21st, 2015 Read More