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2016

Blog Posts in 2016

  • Doctors May Choose to Not Reveal Mistakes Made by Other Doctors

    When was the last time you discovered that one of your coworkers made a mistake and decided to not do something about it? Most of the time, we need not be concerned about coworkers overlooking the slipups of their colleagues, but when it comes to medical practitioners, those mistakes could jeopardize a patient’s health. The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) has warned in an article that ...
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  • Medical Error Mix-Ups Still Prevalent in Hospitals and other Healthcare Facilities, Study Finds

    The best medical treatment in the world won’t do any good, and could potentially do serious damage, if it is applied to the wrong patient. This is why patient mix-ups are so dangerous. With more and more medical facilities, hospitals, and healthcare clinics utilizing electronic healthcare records (EHR), the number of incidents involving mistaken patient identity should conceivably go down. ...
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  • Things to Consider Before Filing a Kentucky Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

    When a person places their trust in a doctor, nurse, hospital or other medical professional, they are doing so with the expectation that they will provide the highest quality care and treat them to the best of their ability. Unfortunately, this trust is not always honored. As such, when medical professionals act negligently or fail to adhere to the standard of care, the resulting complications, ...
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  • Medical Malpractice Lawsuit: What You Can Expect

    Thinking about beginning a medical malpractice lawsuit can be understandably intimidating, as you might be going up against a defendant that is backed by a large corporation or medical institution. No matter how great your opposition, it is important that you follow through with your case, as lawsuits are often the only way a negligent medical practitioner or group is penalized for wrongdoing. Not ...
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  • Cost of Cerebral Palsy Over a Lifetime

    The parents of a child born with cerebral palsy (CP), or who develops it early in life, know the emotional toll will be significant and trying. What they may not know or anticipate is the massive financial cost of raising a child with cerebral palsy. Doctors and science currently consider CP to be an incurable affliction, meaning treatment or symptom abatement must continue for the entire lifespan ...
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  • The Long Term Risks of Proton Pump Inhibitor Drug (PPIs)

    People with heartburn and acid reflux disease are frequently prescribed medications that help to block or reduce excess stomach acid. These medications are called Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs). PPIs include prescribed medications and over-the-counter drugs. PPIs are often very successful in the treatment of heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), but new research shows that these ...
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  • Many Malpractice Claims Originate from a Handful of Doctors

    Medical malpractice is a problem that affects and hurts thousands upon thousands of Americans each year. But despite how widespread the issue is, a 2016 study published by the New England Journal of Medicine suggest that a disproportionately small percentage of medical practitioners are to blame for a significant percentage of the cases. The study reviewed paid medical malpractice claims – or ...
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  • Why Medical Malpractice Claims Can Feel Like an Uphill Battle

    Whenever a plaintiff creates a civil lawsuit or threatens to create one, they should reasonably anticipate some resistance from the defendant; no one, even those who know they have done wrong, like to pay out of their own pocket to set things right. This level of confrontation can be magnified tenfold when a plaintiff has to file a medical malpractice claim against a hospital, clinic, doctor, ...
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  • New Suit Against Cialis

    In August of 2016 seven men have filed lawsuits against ELI Lilly and Co alleging that they suffered skin cancer as the results of taking Cialis. Cialis is an erectile dysfunction drug. These men join a growing number of lawsuits filed against the makers of erectile dysfunction drugs such Pfizer who manufactures Viagra. These lawsuits claim that Eli Lily and Pfizer should have known of the link ...
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  • Taxotere: Chemo Drug May Cause Permanent Hair Loss

    Taxotere (docetaxel) is a chemotherapy drug prescribed for the treatment of many forms of cancer. While most chemotherapy drugs have a high likelihood of temporary hair loss, Taxotere has been alleged to cause permanent hair loss in many patients. The pharmaceutical company who manufactures Taxotere, Sanofi-Aventis, did not disclose the risk of permanent hair loss to the medical community or the ...
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  • SPF Claims: Do These Sunscreens Live Up To Their Label?

    If you have purchased Banana Boat Kids Tear-Free, Sting-Free Lotion (SPF 50) or CVS brand Kids Sun Lotion (SPF 50), our law firm is currently investigating a potential class action lawsuit in Kentucky related to the mislabeling of their SPF power. According to a new study by Consumer Reports, 43% of sunscreens fail to live up to their SPF claim. The Banana Boat Kids Tear-Free and the CVS Kids Sun ...
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  • IVC Filter Injury Lawsuits

    Inferior Vena Cava filters (IVC blood clot filters) have been implanted in about 25,000 patients in the United States annually. Many of these filters are effective in preventing life-threatening blood clots from moving into the heart and lungs. However, the FDA issued a warning in 2010 that Inferior Vena Cava filters that are implanted in patients can move or splinter leading to punctured organs ...
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  • Study Suggests Medical Error is Third Leading Cause of Death in the United States

    A recent study by Johns Hopkins University researchers claims that Medical Errors are now the third leading cause of death in the United States. People are going to doctors and hospitals in the hopes of protecting their health, yet 251,454 deaths a year can be attributed to preventable medical errors. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) heart disease is the number one cause of death ...
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  • What You Need to Know About Talcum Powder

    In February of 2016 Johnson and Johnson was found responsible to pay approximately $72 million (including punitive damages) to the family of a 52 year old woman after a jury found that her use of Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder and Johnson & Johnson’s Shower to Shower contributed to her death from ovarian cancer. Most recently another jury awarded another woman $55 million as she too developed ...
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