Medical Malpractice

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Hospitals gain profit from their mistakes

January 22, 2014

Hospitals Profit From Mistakes Because insurers have to pay for the longer stay and extra care that patients need from the preventable errors, hospitals are making money from their mistakes. Hospitals have little incentive to change or improve from their mistakes when they could lose money from reducing error. A study posted in The Journal…

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Negative Results Being Published at Hospital are Inspiring Positive Change

January 15, 2014

A change in the way hospitals are approaching medical malpractice Hospitals very rarely choose to share mistakes they make to the public, but the staff at Brigham and Women’s Hospital is now changing the matter in which they handle these missteps. As discussed in a previous blog concerning what our doctor’s don’t know about what…

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Johnson & Johnson Hip Accord May Exceed $4 Billion

January 2, 2014

Johnson & Johnson Hip Accord May Exceed $4 Billion Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay at least $2.47 billion to settle thousands of lawsuits over its recalled hip implants. The accord may end up being worth more than $4 billion. The agreement would resolve around 8,000 United States lawsuits against Johnson & Johnsons’s DePuy unit.…

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Doctors Keep Practicing Even After Medical Misconduct

October 21, 2013

Medical Misconduct It seems as though doctors are not upheld to strict standards even though there are lives at stake. After Dr. Gregory Phillips killed two patients through mismanaging strong prescriptions, he was still allowed to continue practicing medicine. Phillips had already faced the Texas Medical Board on accounts of mismanaging medications and for abusing drugs himself. Still…

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Featured Case: Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death

August 23, 2013

Our clients’ mother had knee replacement surgery in March 2010. After her surgery, she was transferred to a rehab facility. She was on Coumadin, an anticoagulant, at that time. Her medical records and the doctor’s orders from the hospital that performed the knee surgery were sent with her to the rehab center. The orders required…

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Family Awarded $17.5 Million in Medical Malpractice from Grady Hopsital

June 14, 2013

Family Awarded $17.5 Million in Medical Malpractice from Grady Hopsital Sheroid Merritt was an innocent bystander when he was struck in the face with a stray bullet in a Walmart parking lot in Lovejoy. In the emergency room on April 9, 2008 at Grady Memorial Hospital he was responsive and very much like his normal self, his…

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The Dangers of Medications and Medical Devices

April 8, 2013

The Dangers of Medications and Medical Devices There are millions of medications and medical devices being used every day. Everyone using them is under the assumption they are all safe, but that may not be the case. Doing your research and staying up-to-date on related medical issues is important to your health now and in the future.…

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Georgia raid could open the door to medical malpractice suit

April 1, 2013

Georgia raid could open the door to medical malpractice suit When people typically place someone they love into a personal care home, they expect the people involved in their care to be qualified to care for their loved ones and their medical needs. However, a recent raid on Georgia personal care homes proved some places…

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Patient Injury Act Would be Bad for Patients and Doctors

March 5, 2013

Patient Injury Act Would be Bad for Patients and Doctors A bill recently introduced, Senate Bill 141, is an attempt by a special interest group comprising of healthcare industry executives to severely restrict our constitutional right to trial by jury while, at the same time, creating a huge new bureaucracy to manage medical malpractice claims. This…

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$13.9 Million won on a claim for medical malpractice leading to brain damage

February 19, 2013

$13.9 Million won on a claim for medical malpractice leading to brain damage A Gwinnett County jury verdict awarded a mother $13.9 million on a claim that doctors and nurses failed to detect oxygen deprivation to her unborn daughter during labor. The mother’s attorney shared how the medical center misread a fetal heart monitor and incorrectly diagnosed…

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