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New Survey Provides Insight into Medical Malpractice in the U.S.

A recent report outlines the results of a survey involving nearly 4,000 physicians from a variety of specialties, including primary care physicians, OB-GYN’s, and surgeons. The survey investigated the prevalence of medical malpractice lawsuits against these healthcare professionals, as well as the leading forms of negligence claimed in the suits brought against them. The recent report was generated […]

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Court Holds Doctor and Radiologist Responsible for Failure to Diagnose Bone Cancer

After a lengthy legal battle, a jury in Philadelphia awarded $1.4 million to the surviving son of a man who died from a rare form of bone cancer. The man’s son had filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a physician and several radiologists, alleging that their failure to diagnose his father’s cancer ultimately contributed to […]

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Malfunctioning Mobile Medical Apps May Lead to Product Liability Claims

With the constant development of new technologies that supplement our lives, applications (often referred to as “Apps”) have become increasingly common, allowing us to accomplish a variety of tasks ranging from purchasing our coffee to finding directions to the nearest hotel or restaurant. It is not surprising, then, that monitoring our health has become easier […]

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NJ Supreme Court Says Insurer is Not Responsible for Covering Doctor Who Submitted Fraudulent Application

The New Jersey Supreme Court recently issued a ruling in favor of an insurance company, stating in a split decision that they are not responsible for compensating a victim of a surgical error because the practicing physician in the case lied on his application for medical malpractice coverage. The case in question stems from a surgery performed by former Ocean […]

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High Blood Sugar in Pregnant Women May Increase Risk of Congenital Heart Defects

Diabetes remains a significant health concern among Americans, bringing a host of complications including cardiovascular disease, kidney damage, nerve damage, loss of vision, and many other devastating symptoms if left uncontrolled. Similarly, gestational diabetes can spell catastrophic and even life-threatening consequences for mother and child if left untreated. A new study, published during November, which is […]

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Couple Files Product Liability Lawsuit Against Pharmaceutical Company, Claiming Drug Led to Birth Defect

A couple from Los Angeles, California recently filed a product liability lawsuit against one of the pharmaceutical industry’s dominant companies, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), alleging that GSK’s prescription medication brand Zofran contributed to the tragic death of their infant daughter. Dulce A. Morga, the expectant mother in this case, was prescribed Zofran during her pregnancy. Her daughter was then born […]

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Pivotal Report Addresses Problem of Medical Misdiagnosis

In a follow-up to its landmark report addressing the problem of medical errors and misdiagnosis, the Institute of Medicine recently released new findings that call for significant improvement in the quality of today’s healthcare. In fact, the overwhelming rates of medical misdiagnosis in the United States has led some to call the new report a “second […]

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New Study Reveals Staggering Findings about Medication Errors During Surgeries

According to a recent study conducted by researchers at one of the country’s leading medical centers, approximately half of all surgeries performed in the United States involve some form of medication error or result in an unintended drug side effect for unsuspecting patients. Surgery Mistakes involving Medication These staggering new statistics resulted from a study conducted […]

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New Mammogram Guidelines Spark Contentious Debate About Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Leaders in the medical community have generated additional confusion among patients and practitioners alike, as the The American Cancer Society recently published new mammogram guidelines for breast cancer screening, but experts fail to reach a consensus. The implications of this ongoing debate are two-fold: first, it leaves patients to question the best course of action for breast cancer prevention, […]

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New Jersey Nurse Under Fire After Allegedly Reusing Syringes During Flu Shots

An unidentified New Jersey nurse is currently under fire after allegedly reusing syringes while administering flu vaccines to patients at a West Windsor pharmaceutical company. The nurse, whose identity remains undisclosed, voluntarily surrendered her license and is temporarily suspended pending a final determination by the New Jersey Board of Nursing. According to the New Jersey […]

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