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Can Doctors Perform Pelvic Exams Without Asking?

Can Doctors Perform Pelvic Exams Without Asking?

| Medical Malpractice
Before she had stomach surgery at an Arizona hospital, Janine specifically told doctors she did not want a pelvic exam. They gave her one anyway. And, this was not an isolated incident. Only a few states in the Union require pelvic exam informed consent. In most cases, doctors or even medical students may perform such…Read the article
Hospital Infection Kills Infant Heart Patient

Hospital Infection Kills Infant Heart Patient

| Medical Malpractice
Baby Elizabeth Hutt survived multiple open heart surgeries during her first six months of life, but she could not survive an Aspergillus Mold infection she contracted in a hospital emergency room. A subsequent hospital investigation determined that the Aspergillus Mold spores came from the hospital’s HVAC unit. Fourteen children developed the same infection beginning in…Read the article
Alaska Dentist Extracted Tooth While Riding a Hoverboard

Alaska Dentist Extracted Tooth While Riding a Hoverboard

| Medical Malpractice
An Anchorage dentist was convicted on multiple criminal counts, including Medicaid fraud and failing to abide by the medical standard of care. Superior Court Judge Michael Wolverton said the state presented an “overwhelming” amount of evidence during a five-week trial. According to prosecutors, Dr. Seth Lookhart performed a number of unlawful acts. That included sedating…Read the article
How Does Nurse Burnout Affect Patient Care?

How Does Nurse Burnout Affect Patient Care?

| Medical Malpractice
New York nurses experience “extremely high rates of burnout,” according to a national labor union. This burnout affects the patients they attend to, as well as the nurses themselves. Many nurses must deal with poor working conditions. A significant number of nurses said they have been victims of workplace violence or bullying, and a majority…Read the article
Dirty Surgical Tools Sicken Hundreds

Dirty Surgical Tools Sicken Hundreds

| Personal Injury
An Indiana hospital recently sent a letter to over 1,100 patients which said that unsafe practices placed them at risk for HIV, hepatitis, and other serious infections. Officials at Goshen Hospital told patients that a surgical technician failed to properly clean instruments for several months. However, the hospital insisted the actual illness risk was “extremely…Read the article
DOJ: South Dakota Neurosurgeon Performed Unnecessary Service

DOJ: South Dakota Neurosurgeon Performed Unnecessary Service

| Medical Malpractice
Dr. Wilson Asfora made millions of dollars performing unnecessary surgeries, including one that paralyzed a man, according to federal prosecutors at the Department of Justice. The criminal allegations come in the wake of a $20 million settlement in a related whistle blower action. According to court documents, Dr. Asfora routinely performed “excessive” and “quite aggressive”…Read the article
7 Reasons a Medical Malpractice Attorney is Necessary

7 Reasons a Medical Malpractice Attorney is Necessary

| Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice claims, along with their counterpart cases of personal injury suits, usually arise when someone in the medical or health care field fails to do due diligence as outlined in their job. When they fail to properly perform their job, they do not do their job to provide accurate, competent and proper care, and as a result of this the patient…Read the article
Understanding Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Understanding Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

| Medical Malpractice
Personal injury law, which is also known as tort law, allows someone to pursue legal action against another party that caused bodily harm (medical malpractice lawsuit) or some sort of injury or damages to the individual. There are many different types of situations that can lead up to a personal injury case, although not all…Read the article
Medi Teddys to the Rescue

Medi Teddys to the Rescue

| Medical Malpractice
A young girl struggling with a rare autoimmune disorder had a unique idea to make the medical process easier for child patients, their families, and their caregivers. When she was seven years old, doctors diagnosed Ella Casano, who is now 12, with Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura. ITP causes the patient’s body to attack its own blood…Read the article