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Never say never

The federal government has a so-called "never" list of medical mishaps that are just not supposed to happen under any circumstances, hence the name for the list. Included on there are things such as leaving a foreign object in the belly of someone who has undergone surgery or operating on the wrong arm or leg of a patient. Even though these events are never supposed to occur, they do happen with regularity year after year and, therefore, when it comes to medical misadventures you should "never say never."

New laws in Florida hurt medical malpractice victims

The state of Florida recently passed a pair of laws that hurt patients who have medical malpractice claims. Under one of the new laws, when a patient is hurt by a physician that doctor's lawyer can go out and talk to the patient's other doctors without first obtaining the permission of the patient. Many people view this as an invasion of privacy since, under most circumstances, nobody is permitted to talk to a patient's physician without the patient's permission. The new law in Florida changes that and the only limitation is that the conversations cannot take place after the patient has filed a formal lawsuit.

New laws in Florida hurt medical malpractice victims

The state of Florida recently passed a pair of laws that hurt patients who have medical malpractice claims. Under one of the new laws, when a patient is hurt by a physician that doctor's lawyer can go out and talk to the patient's other doctors without first obtaining the permission of the patient. Many people view this as an invasion of privacy since, under most circumstances, nobody is permitted to talk to a patient's physician without the patient's permission. The new law in Florida changes that and the only limitation is that the conversations cannot take place after the patient has filed a formal lawsuit.

Medical malpractice filings drop in Pennsylvania

It was certainly no surprise when the Pennsylvania Supreme Court this week released their latest statistics showing that the number of lawsuits filed against doctors and hospitals continues to drop. http://www.pacourts.us/news-and-statistics/news?Article=318

Medical malpractice filings drop in Pennsylvania

It was certainly no surprise when the Pennsylvania Supreme Court this week released their latest statistics showing that the number of lawsuits filed against doctors and hospitals continues to drop. http://www.pacourts.us/news-and-statistics/news?Article=318

Doctors to blame for most robotic surgical errors and lawsuits, says OBGYN

In recent years there have been hundreds of thousands of surgical procedures performed by so-called robots. These robotic surgeries are actually performed by surgeons who use computer-assisted surgical robots to help them perform complicated procedures. Many doctors believe that when used correctly, robotic surgeries in Pennsylvania are safer and more cost effective than traditional surgery. An increase in the number of robotic surgical errors, however, has some people concerned.

Incubation mistake results in brain damage for 19-year old man

A 19-year old patient was admitted to the hospital after being struck in the jaw by a stray bullet. The doctors then apparently decided to perform surgery, though they were informed that the patient's airway passage was still partially swollen and obstructed. However, since it has been alleged that the anesthesiologist did not follow proper procedures concerning extubation, the patient accidentally dislodged the endotracheal tube and left the patient without oxygen for 7 to 8 minutes.

Incubation mistake results in brain damage for 19-year old man

A 19-year old patient was admitted to the hospital after being struck in the jaw by a stray bullet. The doctors then apparently decided to perform surgery, though they were informed that the patient's airway passage was still partially swollen and obstructed. However, since it has been alleged that the anesthesiologist did not follow proper procedures concerning extubation, the patient accidentally dislodged the endotracheal tube and left the patient without oxygen for 7 to 8 minutes.

Jury verdict of $130 million in birth injury case

After a ten year delay, a family was finally awarded $130 million in a birth injury case that reportedly involved medical malpractice. This was actually the third trial to take place. The verdict in the first trial was favorable to the hospital, but that verdict was later reversed. A second trial resulted in a hung jury, and the third ended with the above mentioned verdict.

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