Serious Injury

Tort Reform -The Big Lie

Source: Public Citizen Report -Congress Watch Division (Public Citizen is a national non-profit consumer organization with more than 300,000 members and supporters). Medical malpractice payments were at their lowest level on record in 2011 In contrast to the hundreds of thousands of annual avoidable adverse events (and tens or hundreds of thousands of deaths) that [...]

Dialysis Centers and Products Under Investigation

Source: US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) The FDA has recently updated its March 29, 2012 Class I recall of the dialysis products, Naturalyte Liquid and Granuflo Acid Concentrate.  On March 29, 2012, the firm sent an Urgent Product Notification to their clinics and customers. This notification provided clinicians with prescribing information regarding the Naturalyte [...]

Liver Cancer May Not Be Your Primary Cancer

Sources: National Cancer Institute; American Cancer Society; PUBMED THE LIVER is one of the largest organs in the body. It has four lobes and fills the upper right side of the abdomen inside the rib cage. Among it's important functions are: Filtering harmful substances from the blood;  Making bile to help digest fats from food; and, [...]

You are Not Too Young to Have a Stroke -or to be Misdiagnosed

Journal of Stroke & Cerebrovascular Diseases Volume 20, Issue 6 , Pages 523-527; Wall Street Journal Health Blog THE vast majority of strokes will occur in people over the age of 65, however, 10-15% of the stroke victims in the United States are of age 45 and younger!   A study of 57 young stroke victims published [...]

Cut Ureter -a Serious Complication of Obstetric and Gynecologic Surgery

Sources:  Danish Medical Journal -Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica; MEDLINE; Years of Medical Malpractice Litigation Experience with Women's Health Issues URETERAL injury is one of the most serious complications of obstetric and gynecologic surgery.  Injuries to the urinary tract, particularly the ureter, are the most common cause for legal action against obstetric and gynecologic surgeons. Iatrogenic [...]

Surgical Malpractice Ureteral Injury From Obstetrical/Gynecologic Surgery Common Cause of Lawsuits

Source:  Danish Medical Journal -Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica DANISH researchers, in connection with the Department of Anesthesia of the University of Copenhagen and the Insurance Association of Denmark, have studied reports of 136 ureteral injuries which constitute surgical malpractice in gynecological and obstetrical surgeries which resulted in litigation and insurance claims.  Their findings? Failure to dissect and identify the [...]

$350,000 Settlement for Ureteral Injury Following C-Section

Injury:  Injured ureter during  obstetric surgery resulting in multiple surgeries to repair, chronic urinary difficulty and urinary tract infection and pain and discomfort Age of Patient at Injury: 37 years old Result: $350,000 Settlement Court: Lancaster County, PA Comment:  Our client was a young mother who had a c-section with her second child.  During the [...]

Almost 30% of ICU Patients are Misdiagnosed!

Sources: Johns Hopkins University; MEDLINE Researchers at Johns Hopkings University's School of Medicine have recently made their long-term review of autospy case studies known.  According to their extrapolation, "Our data suggest that as many as 40,500 adult patients (1 in 4) in an ICU in USA may die with an ICU misdiagnoses annually. Despite this, diagnostic errors [...]

New Jersey Same Day Surgery Center's Reviewed

Source:  NJ Department of Health and Senior Services (NJ DHSS) What are Ambulatory Surgery Centers? Ambulatory Surgery Centers or "Same Day Surgery Centers" are facilities where patients can undergo certain types of surgery or medical procedures, recover and go home the same day. Eye, knee and shoulder surgery, cosmetic surgery, and procedures such as colonoscopy screening for [...]

Fosomax and Fractures

Sources:  US Food & Drug Administration; Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons A recent report of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons focuses upon the link between bisphosphonates (Fosomax, Boniva, Actonel, Reclast) and osteonecrosis of the jaw.  Osteonecrosis of the jaw is a disease in which bone tissue in the jaw does not heal after minor traumas, [...]