May 22, 2019

FDA Exemption for Medical Device Defects is Harming Patients and Thwarting Doctors

Most doctors and the public think that the FDA’s database on defective medical devices should be current and complete. If a product malfunctions, the reasonable expectation is that the doctor can research the device to learn what complaints have been filed and whether it is safe for future surgeries. What doctors also expect is that [...]

May 15, 2019

Washington, DC Area Hospitals Are Failing to Prevent Infections

It is no secret that the hospitals in D.C. need some work. According to Hospital Safety Grade, an initiative launched by the nonprofit Leapfrog Group, out of the six hospitals located in Washington, D.C. proper, half have earned a “D” rating. The hospitals were evaluated in the following categories: Infections Problems with surgery Practice to [...]

May 8, 2019

New Study Reveals Many Veterans Are Suffering Spinal Surgery Errors

A recent study by Clinical Spine Surgery disclosed an alarming and tragic finding. VA surgeons, all too often, are operating on the wrong part of the spines of our veterans. This study revealed that the major causes for this inexcusable type of medical malpractice were mistakes in standard imaging studies. Common errors include mistakes when [...]

Apr 24, 2019

Common Types of Birth Injuries

Pediatricians, obstetricians, gynecologists, and other birth-delivery doctors should anticipate many of the things that might go wrong during the birth process, in the delivery room, and during the recovery. Experienced doctors reduce the known risks before the delivery and act quickly to take corrective actions when problems occur during the delivery. According to Stanford Children’s [...]

Apr 17, 2019

Medical Malpractice and Older Patients

As we age, we spend more time with doctors. Maybe we need blood pressure medication. Perhaps we’ll develop arthritis in our fingers. Maybe there’s an increased risk of cancer, or stroke, or any of the many, many conditions and illnesses that seem to affect the elderly population a bit more. We have every right to [...]

Apr 11, 2019

Catastrophic Truck Collision Presents More Difficulties Than A Traditional Collision

Tractor trailers have sometimes been referred to as "trains on wheels." They are large; they are fast; and they pose an extremely hazardous risk to those on the road.  Sadly, this week a horrendous collision was caught on film, and demonstrates the destruction that these vehicles can cause.  While this collision may appear to [...]

Apr 10, 2019

New Law Makes It Easier to Sue for E-Scooter Injuries in Washington, DC

Electric scooters are known to be a danger to riders and pedestrians. Many teens and young adults ride them on the sidewalks where they can hurt pedestrians. When e-scooters strike a car, the scooter offers no protection to the rider. There have been instances where the brakes and throttles have malfunctioned. Hitting a bump can [...]

Apr 3, 2019

Pregnancy Complications Increase Depending on the Time of Delivery

The New York Times reported recently reported on a Risk Analysis study which showed that maternal delivery difficulties increase on weekends, at nights, and during the holidays. The study analyzed pregnancy complications in Texas, from 2005 to 2010. More than two million births occurred in that time period. Per the Times, the study specifically reviews [...]

Mar 20, 2019

Ambulance Diversion and the Problem of Hospital Overcrowding

In August 2014, Tiffany Tate was working in the Medical College of Wisconsin cafeteria at a Milwaukee hospital when she suffered a stroke. At that moment she was only a few hundred yards away from Froedtert Hospital’s emergency department which includes a premier stroke center. However, she was not transported there due to the fact [...]

Mar 13, 2019

Hospitals Are Now Required to Post Price Lists Online

As consumers, we routinely compare prices online for various types of products and services, whether it’s a pair of shoes, a car, a hotel room, or a flight to or from Washington D.C or West Virginia. However, up until now (and some argue even now) it has been difficult if not impossible to find prices [...]

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