Woman Dies from Collapsing Operating Table: Who’s Liable?

Categories: Medical Lawsuits

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An operating room should be the safest place for a patient to be. Here, the patient is amongst professionals and experts, and the room is kept to a specific standard. Unfortunately, for one 70-year old woman, the operating room was a deadly place. About the Case? The 70-year old woman was in the middle of…

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Eight Percent of GA Physicians Have No Malpractice Insurance

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It is a sad reality, but medical errors are not rare in Georgia and across the United States. Thousands of people are injured as a result of badly performed procedures, medication errors, and general negligence. While we want to trust our doctors and assume that they will never make a mistake, mistakes are all too…

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Rugby Aspirin Recalled Over Bottle Mistake

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Advance Pharmaceutical is voluntarily recalling its Rugby Enteric Coated Aspirin Tablets after the company received a complaint that the bottles contain the wrong medication. Instead of holding aspirin like the label says, some select bottles are filled with Acetaminophen tablets. This typically won’t cause an injury or illness unless a person intended to take acetaminophen…

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Georgia Medical Center Worker Diagnosed with Tuberculosis

Categories: Fatal Accident

Tuberculosis is a serious illness that can result in hospitalization or death. Recently, a worker at the Gwinnett Medical Center in Duluth, Georgia realized that she had this illness and may have exposed others who came in for treatments to the contagious infection. On June 14th, the medical center officials sent notices out to 133…

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Lawsuit: Surgeon Operated on Wrong Side of the Brain

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A Missouri woman was nervous when she went in for an intricate brain surgery, but enraged when she awoke and discovered that the procedure was done on the wrong side of her brain. This woman with the initials R.T. is a paralegal who need a left-sided craniotomy bypass surgery. She went to the SSM St….

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AAP Issues Policy on Home Births

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The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is concerned with the welfare of children all throughout the United States. That is why the academy recently released a policy regarding home births. Many individuals decide they want to have their child in their own home. Sometimes this is because of a religious preference, and other times it…

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Medical Malpractice Myths: The Tort System and Jackpot Justice

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Some people believe that the medical malpractice justice system doles out compensation on a regular basis. Uninjured patients can take home millions if they have a convincing attorney, whereas those who have gone through traumatic ordeals can leave with no money at all in their trial. While this is a common concept that is affixed…

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Medical Malpractice Myths: Crises Caused by Spikes in Lawsuits

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Some individuals may believe that malpractice crises are caused by a spike in litigation. When people begin to obtain large settlements for relatively frivolous malpractice cases, some would assume that this would motivate more individuals to sue as well because they also want compensation. While this may seem like a logical reason for spikes in…

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