Category Archives: Medical Malpractice

Medical Errors Continue to Cause Hospital-Related Deaths

How many patients die in the hospital due to medical errors? According to three recent journal reports, it is estimated that over 200,000 people die due to medical errors in hospitals across the United States each year.  Some believe this figure is far higher, making medical errors the third leading cause of death in the […]

  • Posted on: Mar 20 2017
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FlatFoot Surgery Complications

What are the risks of flatfoot surgical correction? The feet are an amazing collections of bones and ligaments that support a large amount of weight over a long period of time, but for many individuals, their feet may fail. One condition that adults commonly suffer is “flatfoot” which occurs when the arch of the foot […]

  • Posted on: Nov 3 2016
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Diagnosing and Treating Foot and Ankle Injuries

What happens if a doctor fails to properly treat my ankle or foot pain? If you are suffering from foot or ankle pain, it is necessary for a doctor to perform a thorough examination in order to properly diagnose and treat the injury. Initially, this may require checking for tender spots to pinpoint the location […]

  • Posted on: Oct 19 2016
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To Replace or Not: Total Ankle Arthoplasty

What are the risks of ankle replacement surgery? Many patients suffer from ankle arthritis due to normal wear and tear brought on by aging. Similarly, those who have suffered an injury such as a broken ankle or dislocation can also develop arthritis. Regardless of the cause, arthritis can lead to painful loss of cartilage and […]

  • Posted on: Sep 26 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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