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Why No One is Talking About Surgical Errors

Why No One is Talking About Surgical Errors

Major surgical errors happen more often than most people want to think about. These errors can have life-changing consequences for […]

Could Recorded Medical Procedures Be in the Future of Medical Malpractice Investigation and Prevention?

Could Recorded Medical Procedures Be in the Future of Medical Malpractice Investigation and Prevention?

Smartphones are everywhere these days, it seems, and more and more individuals are using them to record interactions with doctors. […]

Why Patients Should Fear Diagnostic Errors

Why Patients Should Fear Diagnostic Errors

Errors in diagnosis are the top cause for medical malpractice lawsuits in the United States. Despite these staggering statistics, diagnostic […]

5 technologies that hospitals should use to prevent medical errors

5 technologies that hospitals should use to prevent medical errors

A recent report found in the Journal of Patient Safety states that between 210,000 and 440,000 patients die in U.S. […]

J&J Settles Three More Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits

J&J Settles Three More Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits

Transvaginal mesh lawsuits continue to play out in courts of law around the country and the world, with several significant […]

Are Off-Label Uses of Medical Devices Helpful or Harmful to Patient Safety?

Are Off-Label Uses of Medical Devices Helpful or Harmful to Patient Safety?

Medical devices must obtain approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) before they can enter the marketplace. Like […]

Medtronic Heart Device Puts Patients at Risk

Medtronic Heart Device Puts Patients at Risk

Medtronic recently announced that it was recalling about 15,000 of its guidewires – a heart device that is inserted through […]

Boston Scientific and Guidant Settle Allegations of Defective Heart Devices for $30 Million

Boston Scientific and Guidant Settle Allegations of Defective Heart Devices for $30 Million

Boston Scientific Corp. and its subsidiaries — Guidant LLC, Guidant Sales LLC and Cardiac Pacemakers Inc. — have agreed to […]

Increasing Number of Lawsuits Involving Laser Procedures Performed by Non-Physicians

Increasing Number of Lawsuits Involving Laser Procedures Performed by Non-Physicians

Laser skin procedures, such as laser hair removal and wrinkle reduction procedures, have become increasingly popular in recent years. Patients […]

Overuse of Cardiac Stents Linked to Injuries, Deaths, Malpractice and Fraud

Overuse of Cardiac Stents Linked to Injuries, Deaths, Malpractice and Fraud

Cardiac stents – implants used to prop open a patient’s arteries – are one of the most common medical devices, […]

Another Delay in the DePuy Hip Implant Litigation Causes Speculation about a Possible Settlement

Another Delay in the DePuy Hip Implant Litigation Causes Speculation about a Possible Settlement

The first federal trial against DePuy Orthopedics, which was set to begin on Monday, has been postponed another two weeks, […]