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Objects Left Inside a Patient Following Surgery

By Personal Injury Trial Attorney on April 12, 2018

One of the most unimaginable mistakes a surgeon could make is leaving a tool inside the patient’s body. But it’s not as rare as you think. Read the rest »

Posted in: Medical Malpractice

Questionable Practices Involved in the Drug Rehab Business

By Personal Injury Trial Attorney on April 6, 2018

Drug overdoses in the U.S. are killing more Americans than automobile accidents. Read the rest »

Posted in: Medical Malpractice

Understanding “Never Events” and the Disturbing Consequences

By Personal Injury Trial Attorney on March 31, 2018

A recent news story discussed a horrific event that occurred at the Nair Hospital in Mumbai, India. Rajesh Maru, age 32, was killed when he was sucked into a hospital MRI machine when visiting a relative. Maru entered the MRI room carrying a large metal oxygen cylinder, which was dragged toward the MRI by overwhelming magnetic force. When the cylinder struck the machine, it released a lethal amount of liquid oxygen that killed Maru. Read the rest »

Posted in: Medical Malpractice

The Danger of Finding Doctors on Yelp

By Personal Injury Trial Attorney on March 24, 2018

The Internet is how most consumers nowadays find products or services. In the U.S., the number of Internet users in 2016 was roughly 290 million. Can Americans trust online review sites when it comes to choosing a doctor? Read the rest »

Posted in: Medical Malpractice

Do Good Samaritan Laws Only Affect Healthcare Providers?

By Personal Injury Trial Attorney on March 19, 2018

A man eating at a restaurant suddenly gasps. He grabs his throat, unable to speak. Luckily, an off-duty nurse is standing in line, waiting for her meal. She steps in and performs the Heimlich maneuver, dislodging the food stuck in the man’s throat and saving his life. However, she cracks three of his ribs in the process.

Can he sue her for his broken ribs? Read the rest »

Posted in: Medical Malpractice

Understanding the Dangers of Hospital-Acquired Infections

By Personal Injury Trial Attorney on March 13, 2018

Roughly 2 million people develop bacterial infections every year in the United States, and approximately 250,000 cases originate in hospitals—with 23,000 leading to fatalities. Herb Kuhn, President of the Missouri Hospital Association, says there have been a small number of infections acquired in hospitals, but emphasized that they should “never happen.” Read the rest »

Posted in: Medical Malpractice

Do Doctors Discriminate Based on Obesity?

By Personal Injury Trial Attorney on January 8, 2018

Sarah Bramblette’s doctor placed her on a diet to lose weight. The scale at his office measured only up to 350 pounds, which she exceeded. To determine her weight, she was forced to go to a local junkyard.

People with extreme cases of obesity routinely encounter problems with medical equipment, such as M.R.I. units that are too small to accommodate them. In addition, most medications are not tested to determine appropriate levels for the overweight. Read the rest »

Posted in: Medical Malpractice

Patient Lives Are in Nurses’ Hands

By Personal Injury Trial Attorney on December 12, 2017

When you go to a healthcare provider to receive treatment, you probably say you are “going to the doctor.” In reality, there is a good chance you are actually being seen by a nurse practitioner, or sometimes a physician’s assistant. A 2012 study found that around 60,400 nurse practitioners work in primary care settings in the United States. The field of nursing is expanding, giving certain classifications of nurses additional responsibilities. Read the rest »

Posted in: Medical Malpractice

Can Your Birthing Position Cause Injuries?

By Personal Injury Trial Attorney on December 6, 2017

Most of us have a mental image of what a typical birth looks like. Right now, you may be picturing a screaming woman lying on her back in a hospital bed surrounded by nurses and a doctor. In recent years, much of what we see in this picture has been re-evaluated. The types of couples giving birth are changing, and some women are choosing to give birth at home or somewhere other than a hospital. Read the rest »

Posted in: Birth Injury

The Strangest Medical Cases of 2016 (Part 2)

By Personal Injury Trial Attorney on October 30, 2017

In case you missed it in our last post, Sarah G. Miller of Live Science recently wrote an article titled, “The 16 Strangest Medical Cases of 2016.” In it, she featured rare medical cases that have bewildered patients and medical practitioners alike. Some of these cases provide us with good learning opportunities for how we cause and recognize symptoms in ourselves, and how doctors approach unique medical conditions. Read below for a discussion of a few more of the most interesting cases Miller featured. Read the rest »

Posted in: Medical Malpractice

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