Medical Malpractice Lawyers Warn About Wrong-Site Surgeries

Doctors and patients are often confronted with an easily preventable medical mishap called wrong-site surgeries. Unfortunately, in a busy operating room, a doctor will perform a surgery on the wrong part of the body. This happens surprisingly more than anyone would expect. According to a recent article in the Washington Post, there are approximately 40 wrong-site injuries per week in the United States. Medical malpractice lawyers work to get the compensation for wrong-site injuries that victims so desperately need. What Causes Wrong-Site Surgeries It is suggested that extreme time pressures may be the number one cause of wrong-site … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice and Sleep Deprivation; Should Surgeons Disclose to Patients When They Haven’t Slept?

As a New Jersey and Philadelphia medical malpractice attorney, I found a recent article published in the New England Journal of Medicine quite interesting. It posed a question regarding surgeons and their often wearisome schedules; Should a surgeon who has been deprived sleep in the past 24 hours be obligated to do disclose such to his/her patient? Surgeons and Surgery Schedules Sleep deprivation can affect a surgeon or physician's clinical and physical performances as severely as alcohol intoxication, and therefore increase risk of medical malpractice. But for a hospital, the task of ensuring that it's surgeons are not suffering from … [Read more...]

Medical Advice from a Medical Malpractice Attorney

As a Medical Malpractice Attorney, I have dealt with and heard stories of my fair share of medical errors. One that comes up quite often is a doctor missing a diagnosis, or more accurately, failing to inform the patient of a diagnosis, and subsequently begin treatment. We've all heard the phrase "no news is good news." But when it comes to medical test results, this couldn't be further from the truth. If you get tests done and have to await results, follow up!! Too often, doctors receive results that they do not disclose to patients, and diseases and disorders end up going untreated for months and even years at a time. In order to … [Read more...]