Medical Malpractice Lawyers and Litigation NOT Breaking Healthcare’s Bank

Health Affairs, the leading journal of health policy and research, founded in 1981 to support health policy education in the medical community domestically and worldwide, recently published the results of a study involving the cost of medical malpractice to the public. This well respected organization demonstrated that the "tort reformists" claim that medical malpractice litigation adds enormous costs to healthcare is simply a myth.   In fact,  Health Affairs estimated that less than 2.5% of all healthcare costs in the United States are in any way associated to medical malpractice litigations.  That's two and half pennies out of each dollar. … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice Attorneys Take Issue With Physician Opinions on Honesty and Disclosure

Harvard Medical School, along with a number of other Massachusetts health institutions, executed a survey among doctors and medical professionals regarding their honesty with patients. The study and it's findings were published in the medical journal Health Affairs. Unfortunately, medical malpractice attorneys aren't shocked by some of the survey's results. Medical Malpractice Attorneys Concerned with Survey Results The team of med students and medical professionals aimed to discover how honest doctors believe they should be, and in turn actually are, with their patients. The survey was carried out in 2009 and involved almost 1,900 … [Read more...]

Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys Blog to Educate

If you have spent any time at all combing the internet for news and/or advice regarding nursing home abuse, you've no doubt stumbled upon Jonathon Rosenfeld's Nursing Home Abuse Blog. Through his frequent updates and pertinent analysis, Rosenfeld has established a real and dependable source for information and guidance aimed at helping victims and their families attain justice for wrongs perpetrated at nursing homes, by home health aids, or even by other family members. Nursing Home Abuse Blog References Messa & Mininno Last week, Jonathon referenced the Messa & Associates Blog in a post about fellow law firms taking into their own … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice Attorneys Support POCT Patient Safety Initiatives

Point-of-care testing is medical testing that produces results near the patient as opposed to in a lab. The benefits to point-of-care testing are almost infinite as necessary treatment can be expedited almost immediately through the use of rapidly returning test results. But with such beneficial and life-saving technology comes a great responsibility to protect patient safety and avoid medical errors. Medical malpractice attorneys support any and all initiatives aimed at protecting patients from POCT related negligence. Medical Journal Calls Medical Providers to Task of Patient Safety Point-Of-Care: The Journal of Near-Patient Testing & … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice Lawyers Win $2.5 Million

A jury awarded Amy Garcia, 29, and her medical malpractice lawyers $2.5 million in her lawsuit against St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In 2007, Garcia suffered a miscarriage and lost her 14-week fetus. Dr. Norman Gove, an obstetrician and gynecologist, told Garcia she needed a dilation and curettage procedure. He told her it was a routine procedure and she would “be home by lunch.” “I was assured by the doctor that the procedure would be quick and that I would be out quickly,” said Garcia. Unsupervised Resident’s Mistake Causes Permanent Damage Unknown to Garcia, a resident physician performed the procedure and dilated … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice Attorneys: Physician Becomes Victim of Malpractice

Kevin Parsons was a successful physician practicing in the fields of geriatric and internal medicine. Tragically, Parsons was diagnosed with Lambert Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome (LEMS), an extremely rare autoimmune disorder. Medical malpractice attorneys have found that the disorder is so uncommon that it only affects 300 people on the face of the earth. Parsons devoted the next twenty years of his life researching and writing on LEMS as well as advising others with this terrible disorder. Through his far-reaching research, Parsons determined that a stem cell transplant might be a potential cure for LEMS, so he traveled to Chicago to undergo the … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice Attorneys Argue Many Cases in NYC

The country’s largest metropolitan area, New York City, was home to an enormous amount of medical malpractice lawsuits stemming from the actions of healthcare providers at public hospitals. Medical malpractice attorneys point out that much of the money paid out in damages came directly from taxpayers. Due to the negligence and malpractice of healthcare providers, 246 cases were completed in 2011 and the damage amounts are startling. The total number of payouts in New York City was up 5% to $135 million, $7 million more than the 2010 totals. Two Shocking Cases from 2011 First, Damian Saul, 43, suffered a massive stroke while he waited for … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice Attorneys: Girl Reaches Settlement with Hospital

The long and troubled journey of Malyia Jeffers now has found closure following a settlement between her family and Methodist Hospital, in California. The Sacramento girl was forced to wait five hours in an emergency room for medical attention regarding an infection. The girl was running a fever and was weakened due to a strep infection. Medical malpractice attorneys believe that due to the long wait she endured at Methodist Hospital, she lost her feet, her left hand, and part of her right hand. Once she finally did receive medical assistance, she was immediately flown to Stanford University where she was diagnosed with septic shock. Damage … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice Attorneys: New Technology Beneficial?

The Institute of Medicine recently released a study entitled “Health IT and Patient Safety: Building Safer Systems for Better Care” which discussed the benefits of electronic recording systems of medicine. However, this report also uncovered the potential risks of medical malpractice that may arise as these systems are developed. The report calls for new plans to be utilized which would help with patient safety when dealing with electronic medical records. Medical malpractice attorneys believe this could eventually lead to possible FDA regulations regarding electronic medical records. The Issues Facing the Move to the Future Medical … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice Attorneys: Canadian Man Dies Awaiting Treatment

Brian Sinclair passed away after he waited 34 long hours in an emergency room awaiting treatment, and now his relatives have filed a medical malpractice lawsuit. The Province of Manitoba is arguing that the Charter of Rights and Freedoms does not guarantee a right to life, liberty and security, which has been the focus of the medical malpractice attorneys for Sinclair’s family. The province is arguing that the charter “guarantees a right not to be deprived of life, liberty, and security of the person in accordance with the principles of fundamental justice.” The province also argues that the government was not negligent in the man’s death … [Read more...]