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April 2012 Archives

Cost of medical malpractice lawsuits does not significantly increase healthcare costs

Dozens of doctors at a conference in Cambridge hosted by the Lown Cardiovascular Research Foundation concluded that medical malpractice litigation is not a significant percentage of healthcare costs.  The actual cost is about eight days of annual spending for the insurance companies.

Settlement reached in surgical negligence case

Patients can suffer serious injuries when medical professionals act negligently while providing care in connection to surgical procedures. Such injuries can have significant impacts on a patient's life. No patient should have to suffer harm because a medical professional failed to act properly. Thus, it is very important for medical professionals to make sure to not commit negligence when it comes to surgical care provided to patients.

Jury rules against doctor in birth injury case

It is very important for medical professionals to act properly when it comes to care provided in connection to the birth of a child. If a medical professional acts negligently during the delivery of a child, it can result in the child suffering great harm.

Trial began this week in anesthesia negligence case

Anesthesia-related negligence by medical professionals can be a very serious matter. Such negligence can cause patients to suffer a great deal of harm. Thus, it is very important for medical professionals to act properly when it comes to the administration of anesthesia to patients.

Man alleges doctor, hospital acted negligently towards him after surgery

When a medical professional provides a patient with negligent care after a surgery, it can result in the patient suffering great harm. No patient should have to suffer harm because a medical professional acted negligently. Thus, one hopes that all medical professionals make sure to not commit negligence when it comes to providing care to patients after a surgery.

Man alleges negligence occurred during surgery he underwent

It is very important for medical professionals to act properly when providing a patient with care in connection to a surgery. When a medical professional acts negligently in connection to a surgical procedure, it can result in a patient suffer great harms. Such harms can have significant impacts on the life of a patient.

Failure to disclose infection rates puts patients at risk

One major cause of serious injury and death in hospitals is infection. After surgery patients are at risk of developing potentially fatal infections. Hospitals throughout the nation have been found to use extreme discretion when disclosing the rates of infection that have occurred as the result of surgery. It is known that surgical infections cause over 8,000 deaths per year.

Flammable antiseptic and negligence results in fire and burn

A woman is pursuing a medical malpractice claim against a hospital for a third-degree burn she suffered when doctors and nurses failed to follow industry standards when using flammable antiseptic during a cesarean-section 

Former airman challenges Feres Doctrine with negligence suit

For more than 60 years, the Feres Doctrine has protected the U.S. government from being sued for medical malpractice by members of the military. The doctrine originated after a 1950 legal case in which the Supreme Court ruled that negligently caused injuries or deaths are "incident to military service," even if they don't occur in combat. Military members in Massachusetts and nationwide who are injured during service are entitled to other forms of no-fault compensation, including pensions, VA disability and medical care.

Woman brings birth injury lawsuit

Infants can suffer serious birth injuries when medical professionals and/or medical facilities act negligently while providing care in connection to a child birth. Birth injuries can have significant impacts on an infant's life. Thus, it is very important for medical professionals and medical facilities to act properly when providing care in connection to the delivery of a child.