Complications of Hammertoe Surgery

How common are complications of hammertoe surgery? While hammertoe surgery is ordinarily not regarded as one of the more complex foot surgeries, this digital arthroplasty procedure is often not as simple as it first appears, either for the patient or the doctor. Though it is typically the first operation surgical residents perform during training, a […]

  • Posted on: Sep 7 2016
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Failure to Treat Periodontal Disease Leads to Brain Abscess

Does failure to prescribe antibiotics for a periodontal infection constitute dental malpractice? For most of us, dental care is routine and rarely results in serious medical issues. Nonetheless, there are instances when patients suffer severe consequences because of a dental problem or inadequate dental care. If you have suffered serious repercussions from dental negligence, you […]

  • Posted on: Aug 10 2016
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Tracking the Most Common Types of Dental Malpractice

What types of dental malpractice are most common?  While many people are not thrilled to go to the dentist, no one expects negligence or serious, perhaps permanent injury to result from a dental visit. Nonetheless, if you have been the victim of dental malpractice, you are not alone. If you find yourself in this situation, […]

  • Posted on: Aug 10 2016
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Chicago Jury Awards $53 Million for Serious Brain Injury at Birth

What were the circumstances of the 2013 lawsuit against Univ. of Chicago Medical Center? In a medical malpractice lawsuit filed on behalf of a boy (Isaiah Ewing) and his mother (Lisa Ewing) in 2013 against the University of Chicago Medical Center, a Cook County jury recently awarded $53 million to the pair, the biggest birth […]

  • Posted on: Jul 11 2016
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Proposed NY Legislation Will Change the Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice

How will newly proposed legislation affect medical malpractice law in New York? Of importance to both patients and doctors in New York is a new piece of proposed legislation that, if enacted, will make serious changes to medical malpractice law in the state. The changes involved would allow patients to sue for malpractice years after […]

  • Posted on: Jul 11 2016
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Survey of Dental Negligence and Malpractice

What dental procedures are potentially most dangerous? An informal study of dental malpractice cases, although based on data from only 242 cases, has uncovered some important information for both dentists and their patients. The researcher, a dental expert who was asked to review cases over more than a decade in order to evaluate them for […]

  • Posted on: Jul 11 2016
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Dental Implant Failure

Why do some dental implants fail? Dental implants have been a tremendous step forward in tooth replacement, providing patients with not only the appearance, but the functionality, of natural teeth. Patients with successful dental implants report increased self-esteem and confidence in social situations, along with renewed ability to speak and chew comfortably. Nonetheless, implant surgery, […]

  • Posted on: Jun 10 2016
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Not a Junior Mint, But Just as Gross

Do you remember “The Junior Mint” episode of Seinfeld? One of Elaine’s ex-boyfriends is having a splenectomy, and Kramer is so concerned a doctor lets him and Jerry observe the surgery from the viewing gallery. Kramer brings along some snacks, and a Junior Mint ends up falling down from the gallery into the patient without […]

  • Posted on: Jun 9 2016
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