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Medical Malpractice

Physicians Try New Handoff System to Avoid Medical Errors

Medical error continues to be a problem to American patients across the country. Medical errors that, too often, are absolutely preventable, continue to cause thousands of injuries that range from mild to severe and even deadly each year. A study that has been authored by physicians at the Boston Children’s Hospital shows that the implementation …

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Medical Errors Kill 100,000 Each Year

100,000 people are killed every year due to medical errors in a hospital, says the Institute of Medicine. An article in Health Affairs also revealed that researchers discovered medical errors happen in one-third of all patients. Another study also found that one in seven undergoing hospital care experience unintended harm. There are ten common medical …

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Former President Promotes Patient Safety at Health Care Forum

Former President Clinton stopped by Monday night at a health care forum and encouraged medical experts to focus on patient safety. The summit was formed with the goal of reducing preventable deaths. Approximately 200,000 people die at hospitals due to medical errors, undiagnosed conditions and other mistakes from hospital personnel. Clinton encouraged those in attendance …

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Pro Wrestler Files Lawsuit for Surgeries

Famous professional wrestler Hulk Hogan has filed a $50 million lawsuit against Laser Spine Institute in Florida for allegedly performing unnecessary and ineffective surgeries. The wrestler claims he arrived at the clinic in 2009, and the doctors recommended he undergo “minimally invasive” treatments that purportedly have a better success rate and quicker recovery. His lawyer …

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Fungal Meningitis Patients Claim They Were Misled

The New England Compounding Center is not the only company in trouble because of the fungal meningitis outbreak that has sickened more than 600 people and killed 39. Many patients are suing the facilities where they received their injections. Insight Imaging in Roanoke, Va., is facing lawsuits from at least 30 patients who have fungal …

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