Infections In The Neonatal ICU Remain A Major Problem

A recent Reuters investigation found that the problem of healthcare-associated infections in neonatal intensive care units is worsening and the healthcare industry appears to be covering up the... Read More

Medical Malpractice in An Emergency

Emergency medical situations often require immediate decisions and quick responses that can lead to misdiagnosis, medication errors, mismanagement of medical tests and other acts that often exacerbate a patient's current condition or cause a completely new medical issue. In some cases, significant injury, illness or death is a result. (Article continues below...
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When Baby’s Birth Goes Wrong

When doctors and the attending medical team behave negligently, it can have consequences that last throughout the child's lifetime. While a baby's birth is supposed to be a time full of joy and happiness, roughly 28,000 births every year result in a serious birth injury. That's more than 2,300 children per month that can face a lifetime of struggle for what happens in the...
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Medication Errors are a Prescription for Death

Medication errors are a leading cause of death for patients throughout the United States. Every year, thousands of patients are injured or killed after being prescribed the wrong medication. These prescription errors include either prescribing the wrong dose, or prescribing a medication that will cause an adverse reaction when taken with another medication....
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Surprising Number of Doctors Guilty of Putting Greed Over Patient Welfare

Courts across the U.S. are seeing an unprecedented number of doctors brought up on charges of bribery, fraud and forging prescriptions for painkillers like Oxycodone. Twenty-four New Jersey doctors were sentenced recently for accepting bribes from Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services (BLS) in Parsippany, New Jersey. A total of 37 people pleaded guilty in connection with this...
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Pancreatic cancer is the most misdiagnosed disease

Pancreatic cancer is one of the most misdiagnosed or undetected diseases. According to a study from the University of Utah, doctors frequently mistake it for gall bladder disease, acid reflux and peptic ulcer disease. These misdiagnoses result in longer treatment periods and higher rates of late-stage cancer for the affected patients. This study seems to suggest that,...
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Family awarded $53 million in birth injury lawsuit against UCMC

A Cook County, Illinois jury awarded $53 million to Lisa Ewing and 12-year-old Isaiah Ewing for permanent brain damage that Isaiah suffered at birth due to negligence on the part of medical professionals at the University of Chicago Medical Center (UCMC). Of the total award, $28.8 million is for future medical expenses and the round-the-clock care Isaiah will require for the...
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Maternity and Medical Malpractice. Why are there More Cases?

When it comes to medical malpractice, there are an unusually high number of cases related to maternity and birth complications. This is true, not only in the state of Illinois, but across the United States. Medical interventions are particularly complicated during the pregnancy and birth processes, when the health of both mother and child are at stake....
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Prescribing Pain

Each year more than 1.25 million Americans suffer from medication errors made by physicians, hospitals, and pharmacies. With the rise in the number of Americans taking prescriptions, the number of errors will only continue to increase....
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Dental Malpractice May Be Painfully Underreported

Dental malpractice cases are often unreported because patients may not understand how to report dental mistakes. Insurance companies that represent dentists do not release details about cases. The statute of limitations also limits the amount of time a victim has. Victims of dental malpractice should report the incident and seek the advice of a qualified medical malpractice...
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