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    Jury Trial For Patient Who Had Sponge Left In Her Body After Surgery

    Having surgery is scary on its own. A patient is told of the potential risks, however slight they may be. Patients feel safer when they put themselves in the hands of educated, experienced professionals trusted to minimize these risks. They expect to be in better health after the procedure than they were before the surgery….

  • Military Medical Malpractice

    Victims of Military Medical Malpractice Make Their Voices Heard

    May 7, 2019 by lisa.h| Medical malpractice

    A recent congressional hearing allowed victims of military medical malpractice to share their stories in an effort to change federal rules concerning medical malpractice cases against the Department of Defense. The list of witnesses included service members, veterans, Gold Star family members, and legal experts who offered emotional testimony during a House Armed Services subcommittee hearing on…

  • Medical Records Errors

    Medical Records Errors and Medical Malpractice

    While it’s common to think a doctor or nurse can cause medical malpractice injuries, a less common cause is patient medical records errors. About 70 percent of patient records have wrong information, sociologist Ross Koppel, PhD, told CNBC. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology estimates nearly one in ten people who access their medical…

  • Medical Errors

    Viral Trend Could Prevent Medical Errors

    An Australian anesthetist started a viral trend to help improve patient safety and reduce medical errors. Penning his name and job title on his surgery cap at first provoked laughter from his fellow medical professionals, but then people began to realize how helpful this type of simple identification could be. There is now a viral…

  • Medical Malpractice Attorneys

    Lawsuits For Secret Recording Of Gynecological Procedures

    Over eighty women are suing a California hospital for the secret recording of their gynecological surgeries. The recordings filmed activity in three labor and delivery rooms at the Women’s Center at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa, California, over a period of more than 11 months beginning in summer 2012. While the hospital set up…

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