Jun 28, 2016

The Best Way to Avoid Becoming a Victim of Medical Errors

By |Jun 28, 2016|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

If you haven’t heard by now, researchers from Johns Hopkins published a study last month that firmly established medical errors as the third leading cause of death in the nation. The numbers are chilling; about 700 people are die as a result of a medical error every day. Those numbers are too high for comfort, [...]

Jun 22, 2016

Medical Errors By The Numbers: What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You

By |Jun 22, 2016|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

The recent news that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the country is finally bringing attention to the systemic problems that plague our national healthcare system. “Medical errors” is a broad term; it covers everything from operating on the wrong limb to mistaking the flu for pneumonia. Knowing which errors are [...]

Jun 15, 2016

Landmark Birth Injury Settlement Highlights Serious Concerns about Water Birth

By |Jun 15, 2016|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

In 2011, Amy Benton was discussing her pregnancy with her doctor. She was told she was an ideal candidate for water birth, a controversial practice that allegedly helps with pain during the first stages of labor. There are risks of serious adverse effects, but the procedure is considered relatively harmless if a pregnancy is normal. [...]

Jun 7, 2016

Why Are Forceps Still Used During Labor?

By |Jun 7, 2016|Birth Injuries|0 Comments

Childbirth can be full of complications. Both mother and baby require constant monitoring and a battery of tests to ensure a successful delivery. The high level of care requires a medical team that communicates efficiently and effectively. Like most procedures, the majority of complications can be foreseen and accounted for. In some cases, however, mom [...]

Jun 1, 2016

Old Malpractice Lawsuits Help Docs Avoid New Malpractice Lawsuits

By |Jun 1, 2016|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

Medical malpractice insurers are turning to an odd source to prevent paying future claims – closed malpractice cases. By analyzing thousands of closed claims, insurers hope to provide data to healthcare providers about the most common types errors and oversight that lead to malpractice claims. The insurance companies hope that supplying healthcare providers with detailed [...]