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Category Archives: Medical Malpractice

How to Find the Right Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this April 3, 2019 at 3:25 pm
Medical malpractice affects thousands of families around the country each year. When physicians and other healthcare practitioners fail to exercise reasonable care while tending to patients, preventable injuries and deaths can occur. If you believe you or a family member has the right to file a medical malpractice claim in Pennsylvania, one of your first steps should be to find...
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Medical Malpractice Information Center

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this February 19, 2019 at 5:57 pm
Medical errors are the third leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer. New research from John Hopkins study claims that more than 250,000 people die every year due to medical errors. Other reports suggest these numbers could be as high as 440,000. Medical malpractice laws are designed to protect a patients rights to compensation if they are injured...
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What is C-Section Negligence?

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this January 17, 2019 at 3:46 pm
A caesarian section, what doctors usually refer to as a C-section, is a major surgery; it comes all the complications of other types of surgeries. Unlike most other surgeries, however, this one usually involves the additional challenge of caring for a baby during recovery. In some cases, medical negligence and improper aftercare instructions can lead to C-section infections, which can...
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[Study] Drug and Alcohol Abuse Among Healthcare Professionals in the U.S.

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this July 30, 2018 at 6:52 pm
An Anapol Weiss analysis of National Practitioner Data Bank (NDPB) data has found nearly 100,000 disciplinary measures taken against U.S. healthcare professionals from 1999-2017. Substance abuse has long been a problem in our society – and the healthcare industry is no stranger to it. Doctors, nurses, and other professionals in the medical field have consistently seen high numbers of drug...
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Medical Errors and Patient Safety

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this April 23, 2018 at 12:22 pm
By: Stephen Pokiniewski Medical Errors Are the Third Leading Cause of Death in the United States Injury due to medical malpractice causes an estimated of 250,000 deaths every year. Only heart disease and cancer cause more according to a study from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The Hopkins study concluded that patient safety is just not a priority at...
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Study: Medical Malpractice Injuries Caused by Hospitalists More Severe

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this June 21, 2017 at 1:16 pm
Claims arising from poor care by hospitals’ in-house physicians (called hospitalists) may be more likely to result in a higher injury severity than those arising from other physician specialties, new research has found. The study, titled “Hospitalist Closed Claims Study: An Expert Analysis of Medical Malpractice Allegations,” found that 72 percent of claims arising from hospitalists are found to be...
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Poorly Designed Medical Devices Threaten Unsuspecting Patients

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this September 6, 2016 at 11:00 am
The FDA is continuing to investigate the risks associated with heater-cooler devices used in major surgeries, particularly cardiothoracic procedures. The heater-cooler devices have been associated with potentially fatal infections, such as Nontuberculous Mycobacterium (NTM), and the FDA issued a safety alert on these devices in June. At issue is the failure by manufacturers to provide adequate cleaning instructions for their heater-cooler devices,...
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Alzheimer’s Disease: One of Many Misdiagnosed Conditions

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this June 22, 2016 at 12:15 pm
The issue of misdiagnosis has been a hot topic in the news recently after musician and actor Kris Kristofferson was diagnosed at age 79 with untreated Lyme disease. His persistent memory problems had doctors believing for years that he was suffering from Alzheimer's disease, which they had connected to the contact sports Kristofferson played in his younger years. Kristofferson’s wife...
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Rock Star Leading the Fight against Cancer Misdiagnosis

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this June 10, 2016 at 2:59 pm
When Foghat bassist Craig MacGregor underwent a CT scan after a fall in 2012, a 10-millimeter tumor on his lung was present on the scan results. MacGregor was not made aware of the tumor until three years later,  when another doctor reviewed his medical records. MacGregor’s situation points to a much bigger problem: radiologists and other diagnostic imaging service providers...
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Questions about Prevacid and Possible Kidney-Related Side Effects

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this June 9, 2016 at 2:22 pm
Studies have linked certain popular stomach acid medication with a very dangerous risk. Anapol Weiss Partner Tracy Finken answers a few important questions about these drugs and what patients can do. Prevacid and other proton pump inhibitors have been in the news a lot lately. What’s going on? Two population-based analyses published in January 2016 associated proton pump inhibitors, or...
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Six Surgical Mistakes with Deadly Consequences

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this June 8, 2016 at 1:52 pm
Surgical mistakes are the stuff of nightmares: a surgeon amputating the wrong limb, a patient contracting an infection from unsanitary equipment, or even an instrument being left inside of a patient. While mistakes like these are rare, they can have serious or even fatal consequences. The following examples are among the mistakes that may occur during surgery: Damage to organs,...
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Risk Factors and Medical Negligence that Can Cause Macrosomic Complications

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this June 7, 2016 at 1:13 pm
Macrosomic babies, or babies that are “large for gestational age,” have a birth weight of over 4,000 grams (8 lb 13 oz). Approximately nine percent of babies are born macrosomic. Macrosomia can lead to severe complications during pregnancy including shoulder dystocia and ensuing brachial plexus injuries, oxygen deprivation and brain damage, lacerations of the birth canal, uterine rupture, and urinary...
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