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Unnecessary Medical Procedures and Medical Malpractice

Unnecessary Medical Procedures and Medical Malpractice

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Patients in the United States depend on their doctors for medical care and advice, and often trust whatever their doctor says. But what happens when a doctor unnecessarily performs medical procedures, ranging from tests to surgeries, at a patient’s expense? Types of Unnecessary Medical Procedures  Doctors may perform an array of medical procedures in order…Read the article
What Happens When You Are Prescribed the Wrong Medication?

What Happens When You Are Prescribed the Wrong Medication?

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Prescription drugs have life-saving powers, and can improve the quality of life for the millions of people who take them. However, prescription drugs also have the potential to be dangerous, and when an error is made, a patient may suffer serious harm. Types of Prescription Drug Errors Prescription drug errors occur for myriad reasons. These…Read the article
Brain Damage Caused by Birth Injury Medical Malpractice

Brain Damage Caused by Birth Injury Medical Malpractice

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Having a baby is one of the many joys that people get to experience in their life. However, learning that your baby or child has suffered brain damage as a result of medical malpractice is a terrible feeling. While you should begin seeking medical care for your child, and collecting evidence related to the act…Read the article
New Medical Malpractice Legislation: How Does It Impact You?

New Medical Malpractice Legislation: How Does It Impact You?

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Despite its name, H.R. 1215, the Protecting Access to Care Act, will not preserve your access to healthcare services. Rather, it will limit your ability to seek compensation for your damages resulting from acts of healthcare provider negligence, including acts of sexual assault by healthcare providers and claims against medical device manufacturers following injuries caused…Read the article
Medical Malpractice Team Achieves Approximately Million Dollar Settlement

Medical Malpractice Team Achieves Approximately Million Dollar Settlement

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When a family member or a loved one is sick, we want to do everything we can to make them better as quickly as possible. Sometimes we have to rely on outside care from medical providers. We trust that they will care as much as we do about getting a person well. Unfortunately that is…Read the article
Johns Hopkins 2016 Study: Medical Malpractice Now 3rd Leading Cause of Death in U.S.

Johns Hopkins 2016 Study: Medical Malpractice Now 3rd Leading Cause of Death in U.S.

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Many may think that nightmare stories of medical negligence leading to serious physical injury and even death are rare exceptions. However, a 2016 study by patient-safety researchers shed some light on the impact medical malpractice truly has on the Country. The study, led by a professor of surgery at John Hopkins University School of Medicine,…Read the article
Shocking Percentage of Surgeries Involve At Least One Medication Error

Shocking Percentage of Surgeries Involve At Least One Medication Error

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A 2015 study that analyzed the rate of medication errors in surgeries that were performed at Massachusetts General Hospital had a shocking conclusion: a mistake or adverse event occurred in every second surgery, as well as in five percent of drug administrations. The study was presented at the Anesthesiology 2015 meeting in California, and summarized…Read the article
Medical Malpractice Birth Injuries: Delayed C-Section

Medical Malpractice Birth Injuries: Delayed C-Section

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A C-section or Cesearean section, is an alternative to a vaginal delivery.  A C-section maybe scheduled in advance for a  variety of reasons, or may be performed in an emergency situation due to a problematic labor.  A patient relies on the obstetrician and hospital staff to take decisive action during labor if signs that a…Read the article
Napoli Shkolnik Obtains $750,000 Medical Malpractice Settlement

Napoli Shkolnik Obtains $750,000 Medical Malpractice Settlement

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Napoli Shkolnik, PLLC is proud to announce a recovery of $750,000 on behalf of our client, a Bronx woman who suffered serious injuries as a result of medical malpractice.  Our client had been admitted to a Bronx hospital to undergo a routine shoulder surgery.  Prior to the start of the surgery, she was administered general…Read the article
Medical Malpractice Birth Injuries: Erb’s Palsy

Medical Malpractice Birth Injuries: Erb’s Palsy

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A birth related injury unfortunately seen suffered at an alarming rate due to medical negligence is Erb’s palsy.  Erb’s palsy is a condition caused by damage to the brachial plexus nerves.  The brachial plexus is a network of nerves which begin in the area of the neck and stretch throughout the arm.  In cases of…Read the article

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