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May 2016 Archives

Malpractice suit alleges surgical errors in hip replacement

A man who says he has suffered some two years of pain and suffering is suing his doctor for malpractice. In a lawsuit filed on May 13, the man said that surgical errors in a hip replacement surgery led him to serious pain. Delaware residents understand how much a botched surgery can influence a patient's life moving forward, explaining the need for financial relief in the form of a malpractice claim. 

What can hospitals do to be safer?

People go to hospitals in the hopes of getting better. Unfortunately, too many people suffer or even die due to preventable acts of negligence by doctors or hospital staff. A groundbreaking study by two Johns Hopkins physicians claims that medical errors kill more than 250,000 people each year.

Surgical errors re knee surgery spawn malpractice claim

An allegedly faulty knee surgery is now the subject of a medical malpractice suit. Delaware residents understand how serious surgical errors can be in any capacity, no matter how intensive the surgery might be. In this case, a woman has alleged her doctors were negligent in their performance of a knee replacement surgery, and she is now seeking monetary damages.

Rivers family settles malpractice suit involving brain injuries

The family of renowned actress and comedian Joan Rivers has finally settled a long-standing medical malpractice suit related to the star's death in 2014. As some Delaware fans are probably already aware, the family has long believed Rivers suffered brain injuries while under medical care. The suit was filed last year with the Supreme Court, and has just now been settled for an undisclosed amount. 

Woman sues for malpractice after alleged surgical errors

A 32-year-old woman is suing a surgeon for an elective surgery she said went horribly awry. Delaware residents may be shocked to hear that the doctor in question is under investigation for surgical errors, misuse of anesthesia and causing permanent disfigurement to his patients who come to him for surgeries like tummy tucks. The woman is now seeking legal recourse against him. 

Old medical malpractice cases may help doctors avoid errors

According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, insurers and physicians are examining data from closed malpractice cases to find trends as to why these cases occur. Obviously, one reason for these efforts is to reduce the number of malpractice claims. From a patient's standpoint, this data could lead to fewer errors and better outcomes.

Responding legally to surgical errors in Delaware

Suffering injury because a doctor has been negligent in the care he provided can leave a patient feeling betrayed and angry. One reasonably assumes that safety measures will be followed and strict protocol adhered to when undergoing any type of medical procedure. In Delaware and other areas, many patients have been seriously injured by surgical errors that could have been prevented.

Woman wins malpractice suit for brain injuries

A woman who says she was the victim of medical malpractice has won a considerable victory, according to local sources. Delaware residents will be pleased to learn that the woman, who suffered brain injuries during a tumor treatment, was awarded $44.1 million by a jury. According to the court documentation, the hospital intends to appeal. 

New report claims medical errors are the third-leading cause of death in the United States

A new study authored by two Johns Hopkins doctors and published by the BMJ (British Medical Journal) states that medical errors are killing far more Americans than originally believed. This study, titled Medical error - the third leading cause of death in the U.S., estimates that medical errors kill more than a quarter-million Americans every year.

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