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Category: Medical Malpractice

Infant Brain Damage Malpractice Lawsuits For Childbirth Injuries Are Often The Only Way To Ensure Care For Young Medical Negligence Victims
07/27/11

A medical malpractice lawsuit may be the only way a parent of a newborn who has suffered from a childbirth injury or hypoxic brain injury can afford the lifelong medical care and physical therapies needed after their infant suffered brain d ...

Could Preventing or Treating a MRSA Infection Be As Easy as One, Two, Tea?
07/15/11

A recent research study, printed in the Annals of Family Medicine, indicated that hot tea or coffee may have antimicrobial (anti-germ) properties. It was also found that people who drank hot tea or hot coffee had a lower risk of carrying the MRSA bac ...

A Failure to Diagnose a Vertebral Artery Dissection (VAD) Can Lead to a Stroke, Permanent Brain Damage, and Usually Disability or Death to a Child
07/14/11

Certain blood vessels or arteries in your body are major arteries that supply blood and oxygen to your brain. The vertebral and carotid arteries are those main blood vessels. The vertebral arteries are located on each side of your neck. If there is a ...

Is A Bowel Perforation During Surgery Medical Malpractice?
07/13/11

A Family Just Received a $7 Million Verdict After a Loved One Died of a Bowel Perforation After Surgery Bowel perforations during abdominal procedures such as hysterectomies, appendectomies, laparoscopic surgeries or colonoscopies may or may not be a ...

An Umbilical Cord Prolapse Can Cause Cerebral Palsy, a Brain Damaged Baby or a Stillbirth
07/06/11

An umbilical cord prolapse (UCP) is when a baby’s umbilical cord, or lifeline, gets squeezed and it cuts off the vital blood supply and oxygen to your baby. Imagine that you are sipping refreshing water through a straw. Now, pinch off that straw wi ...

More Patients in Hospitals are Getting Blood Poisoning, Sepsis and Septic Shock
06/30/11

Reports have shown that the rate of sepsis or blood poisoning has more than doubled in the last 10 years. A bacterial infection in a cut, wound, laceration, incision, or in the lungs, abdomen, bladder or other part of the body, that is not ...

A Pennsylvania Doctor Was Awarded $927,000 After an Intravenous Line (IV) Caused Nerve Damage
06/21/11

All Myriam Gastard, a postdoctorate fellow, research scientist, and neurobiologist, wanted to do was spend her life researching the possible causes of Alzheimer’s disease, but that dream was shattered after she briefly became a patient in a Pennsyl ...

Teaching Hospitals May Have Higher Rates of Central Line Infections, Sepsis and Bloodstream Infections
06/10/11

Consumer Reports just issued a new study revealing that 67 of the scored teaching hospitals had more than twice the average rate of central-line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) than non-teaching hospitals. According to Consumer Reports, t ...

New Hope for Patients Infected with C. diff While in a Hospital or Nursing Home: FDA Approves New Medication to Help Treat C. difficile-associated Diarrhea
06/02/11

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved fidaxomicin (Dificid) to treat diarrhea associated with Clostridium difficile (C. diff) infections. This is the first new drug approved for the treatment of C. diff in 30 years. Until now, Vancomyci ...

Sleep Deprived Nurses Can Make Medical Errors
05/10/11

Just recently, results of a study performed by Jeanne Geiger-Brown, RN, PhD, of the University of Maryland Baltimore, showed the impact sleep deprivation has on nurses. Geiger-Brown studied hospital nurses who routinely worked 12 hour shifts. She had ...

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