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Number of Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice Cases Continues to Dwindle

June 12th, 2013

The Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania, on June 4, published a news article and the title says it all: “Medical Malpractice Case Statistics Show Nearly 45 Percent Decline in Number of Case Filings Statewide.” The author of the article also mentions that this has been …

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The Big Lie about the Big Lie of Medical Malpractice Payouts

May 22nd, 2013

On May 1, Johns Hopkins Medicine published a study with a provocative title: “Catastrophic Medical Malpractice Payouts in the United States.” The word “catastrophic,” for the purposes of this article are those medical malpractice lawsuit payouts totaling $1 million or greater. The study’s abstract explains that …

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Fungal Meningitis Linked to Tainted Steroid Injections

January 16th, 2013

One of the most debilitating conditions a person can face is chronic back pain, and unfortunately a majority of patients who suffer from the condition are not candidates for surgery. Back pain is usually caused by congenital conditions, most notably stenosis or a narrowing of …

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A Surgeon’s Five Tips for Improving Hospital Safety

October 17th, 2012

A few weeks ago, The Wall Street Journal published an article on its website called “How to Stop Hospitals from Killing Us” prompted by the statistic that every week, “medical errors kill enough people to fill four jumbo jets.” The author, Marty Makary, is a …

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Country’s Largest Hospital Chain under Scrutiny for Unnecessary Cardiac Surgeries

September 26th, 2012

This past August, the largest for-profit hospital chain in the United States uncovered evidence that doctors at its many locations performed heart surgeries that were deemed unnecessary.The New York Times reports that in 2010, a former nurse wrote a letter to the chief ethics officer …

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Delay of Treatment of Priapism Can Lead to Permanent Erectile Dysfunction

May 30th, 2012

Priapism is a prolonged, unwanted and often painful erection which requires prompt medical treatment to avoid the risk of permanent sexual dysfunction and impotence. Due to the sensitive nature of the topic of priapism, sufferers may be hesitant to report it, but delay by the …

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Defective Dryer Causes Deadly FireHas Medical Malpractice Tort Reform Enacted any Positive Change in the United States?

March 28th, 2012

The question is whether or not medical malpractice tort reform has enacted any positive change in the United States. The answer you get depends almost completely upon whom you ask. Advocates for tort reform legislation argue that doctors who fear lawsuits for medical negligence practice “defensive …

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Kernicterus Medical Malpractice Lawyers Say Know The Risks of Jaundice

March 14th, 2012

Kernicterus is a rare but serious disease that affects babies soon after they are born. It is especially tragic because it is so easily prevented. The first indication of the disease is the yellowing of a baby’s skin, called jaundice, which is caused by an excess …

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Fraud in Hospital Adds to Increased Cost in Healthcare Affecting Medical Malpractice Issues

February 21st, 2012

As we have written about before on this blog, rising medical costs are often attributed to increases in doctors’ malpractice insurance premiums due to so-called “frivolous” litigation. This is certainly what many in the media and in politics will have you believe because it squarely places …

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Medical Malpractice in Nursing Home Cases — Politicians Attempt to Limit Damages

February 15th, 2012

Amaris Elliott-Engel wrote an article in The Legal Intelligencer (which will be excerpted here, although premium access is required to view the full text) about the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives’ recent push to enact a piece of tort reform legislation that would cap punitive …

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One in Three Hospital Patients Face Medical or Surgical Mistakes — Study Results

January 18th, 2012

Diane Sawyer and her ABC World News team recently produced a segment about medical malpractice and its costs (financial, emotional, and physical). Sawyer presents a startling figure that is enough to scare any American: one in three patients who enter a hospital will face a medical …

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Healthcare Communication Breakdowns Often Cause Medical Malpractice

January 11th, 2012

It is a tragic fact of life that medical malpractice exists; stories of incorrect diagnoses, improper prescriptions, failed operations and the like are never out of the headlines for long. Contrary to what we hear in the media, however, medical malpractice does not always fall …

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