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Legal Actions Filed: Coronavirus Spreads in Nursing Homes

Legal Actions Filed: Coronavirus Spreads in Nursing Homes

| Coronavirus
The legal actions include one from the family of a 78-year-old man in Brooklyn and another 78-year-old-man in Harlem. According to court documents, Linden Center For Nursing and Rehabilitation failed to protect a resident from contracting coronavirus. He suffered “excruciating pain and agony, including fear of imminent death,” according to these documents. In a separate…Read the article
Patient Abandonment Cases: What You Need to Know

Patient Abandonment Cases: What You Need to Know

| Medical Malpractice
Healthcare policy has quickly shifted to a central focal point in our world, and more people are facing obstacles in care that have been commonly unknown. Patient abandonment is far too real to those that have experienced it, and incidents are growing due to the coronavirus pandemic. Knowing what patient abandonment is, what role the…Read the article
Fake Coronavirus Cures and Other COVID-19 Scams

Fake Coronavirus Cures and Other COVID-19 Scams

| Coronavirus
As the coronavirus has changed daily life for populations worldwide, it has brought out the best in many people who have banded together (while remaining physically separated) to give aid and support. However, unfortunately, some others have used the current crisis to take advantage of the scared and vulnerable through scams capitalizing on coronavirus panic.…Read the article
Are Healthcare Facilities Liable for Failing To Provide PPE

Are Healthcare Facilities Liable for Failing To Provide PPE

| Coronavirus
Attorneys all over the country have been receiving phone calls from nurses, med techs, and other health care workers since shortly after the COVID-19 crisis began. Doctors and nurses everywhere have been inquiring as to what their legal remedies may be if they have been exposed to the Coronavirus due to the lack of personal…Read the article
Lawmaker Consider Additional Waivers for Doctors

Lawmaker Consider Additional Waivers for Doctors

| Medical Malpractice
Nebraska Republican Ben Sasse recently introduced the Facilitating Innovation to Fight Coronavirus Act. The coronavirus stimulus package already gives limited immunity to some volunteer healthcare workers. Now, a GOP senator wants to take things a step further. This provision would eliminate civil and criminal liability for health care providers who, while combating COVID-19, practice outside…Read the article
Medical Malpractice: Birth Injury and Birth Defects

Medical Malpractice: Birth Injury and Birth Defects

| Medical Malpractice
Anytime a baby experiences harm during its birth, whether that harm is from birth trauma, some type of infection, or any of the other kinds of birth defects or birth-related injuries, a family is left feeling confused, scared, and angry. Sadly, there are many types of birth injuries, as well as many types of birth…Read the article
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