Posts From January, 2019

The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery-January/February 2019, Volume 58, Number 1

The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery (www.acfas.org), January/February 2019, Volume 58, Number 1: I previously reported on an article on the treatment of hallux rigidus from The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery (www.acfas.org), September/October 3013, Volume 52, Number 5.  There, the authors’ conclusion was that “arthrodesis” or fusion of the big toe joint […]

  • Posted on: Jan 30 2019
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Veterans in Indiana File a Class-Action Lawsuit for Podiatric Malpractice

Among the other major healthcare problems this country faces, we should include medical malpractice. It is especially disturbing to find that veterans are often offered less efficient and less effective care than most civilians. A horrifying example of medical ineptitude was uncovered at the VA Northern Indiana Health Care System. In this case, 44 veterans […]

  • Posted on: Jan 28 2019
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Court Awards Dental Patient with Bad Bridge $350,419

How are damages calculated in a dental malpractice case? A Palm Beach, Florida circuit court recently awarded a dental patient with $350,419 following a botched bridge procedure.  The 49-year-old substitute teacher had a bridge installed, but it was later discovered that the dentist performing the procedure failed to remove decay from a tooth before putting […]

  • Posted on: Jan 9 2019
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Study Finds Surgeons Make More Mistakes When Under Stress

What are the causes of stress in the operating room? A study recently released by Columbia University has some alarming implications.  The cutting edge study set out to uncover under what circumstances surgeons make the most errors.  Medical errors are a significant problem in the United States, with medical errors believed to cause between 250,000 […]

  • Posted on: Jan 3 2019
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