Category Archives: Medical Malpractice

Hospital Errors, Medical Malpractice, a Leading Cause of Death in Kentucky?

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Patients in emergency situations often have no choice about what hospital they are transported to, but those who are undergoing planned surgeries for heart conditions or otherwise seeking treatment for cancer or serious medical…

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Lithium Toxicity Death Leads to Large Damage Award

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After her husband’s death on Christmas Day in 2007, a widow filed a lawsuit against both the treating physician and the hospital where the deceased had been treated. The lawsuit has now been resolved,…

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Medical Malpractice the Nation’s Third-Leading Killer?

When the Institute of Medicine published a report in 1999 that estimated 98,000 people died each year because of medical mistakes, the report was met with skepticism and denials from medical industry professionals. Now, a spokesman from the American Hospital … Continue reading

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Hospital Errors, Medical Malpractice, a Leading Cause of Death in Kentucky?

Patients in emergency situations often have no choice about what hospital they are transported to, but those who are undergoing planned surgeries for heart conditions or otherwise seeking treatment for cancer or serious medical conditions have the opportunity to research … Continue reading

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Cardiac Stents are Big Business – Abuses May Lead to Patient Death

In the past decade, cardiac stents have been implanted via catheters in an estimated seven million heart patients. Cardiac stents are metal mesh devices that prop clogged blood vessels open to facilitate blood flow to the heart when arteries are … Continue reading

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Florida Judge Protects Patient Privacy In Malpractice Cases

Florida patients taking legal action for medical malpractice have faced a tough choice since tort reform laws passed in 2013. To sue their doctor, patients would need to give up some of their privacy rights and allow the doctor accused of … Continue reading

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Studies Show Primary Care Doctors Routinely Misdiagnosing Patients

Recently, Irish researchers conducted a comprehensive study to determine what types of mistakes primary care doctors commonly make that result in medical malpractice claims. The findings revealed that misdiagnosis was the top cause of complaints of medical errors on the … Continue reading

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