Medical Malpractice

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
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Deadline Extended for Patients Suffering from Complications Related to DePuy ASR Hip Replacement Recall

Over 300,000 people undergo hip replacement surgery each year in the United States. People of all ages and from all walks of life require hip replacement surgery for various reasons such as a sports injury, bone degeneration in the elderly, or an unforeseen accident or fall causing a fractured hip. Unfortunately, there are a number […]

January 19th, 2015 Read More

Are you a Victim of a Faulty Metal on Metal Hip Replacement?

Did you know that more then 285,000 hip replacement surgeries are performed each year in the United States?  People suffering from sports injuries, arthritis and the elderly often decide to get a hip replacement to help ease their pain. However, sometimes patients end up in more pain because of complications with their new metal on […]

September 10th, 2014 Read More

Understanding the Correlation Between Cerebral Palsy and Medical Malpractice

Waiting to give birth, most woman experience the full spectrum of emotions from fear to excitement, anxiously awaiting the safe birth of your baby. During this special time, the last thing you should worry about is if your child is suffering a trauma at birth. The majority of births in the US are normal and […]

September 2nd, 2014 Read More

FDA Recalls Tattoo Inks and Needles

Thinking about getting a tattoo?  Well, you might want to think again. While tattoos are popular in all age groups and demographics these days, “getting inked” is something one should put a lot of thought into, specifically because tattoos can introduce medical issues that were not present prior to getting tattooed.  Just because there are […]

August 14th, 2014 Read More