Jul12, 2017

Howard University Hospital Is in Crisis

Howard University Hospital (HUH) has suffered a steady decline from its glory days as a grand hospital for the middle-class black patients of the city, to an institution that is leaking respected physicians, accreditation for five of its training programs, administrators and money. The Washington Post published an extensive expose revealing that the hospital has […]

Jul5, 2017

Seven Emergency Surgical Procedures Account for 80% of Medical Complications and Deaths

Approximately 3 million Americans undergo surgery each year in the United States with some of those procedures being elective and others are emergencies. All surgeries carry varying degrees of risk, and every time a patient goes under the knife they open themselves up to the opportunity for a medical mistake. The Washington Post reported on […]

Jun28, 2017

Killer Drug Fentanyl is Fueling the Opioid Epidemic Death Rate

Actiq, the original fentanyl drug, was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1998 to treat cancer breakthrough pain, but with additional safety measures. The dangerous drug was prescribed and dispensed in the form of transdermal patches and lozenges. Today, however, many of the cases of fentanyl-related injuries may be attributed to […]

Jun23, 2017

A Doctor’s Negligence Injured a Newborn, but Taxpayers Were Left with the Bill

When you think of medical malpractice, what comes to mind might include a doctor making an honest mistake, a miscalculation, or some confusion in communication among the medical team ended in an error that harmed a patient. But would you think that a doctor, who was in the process of delivering a baby who was […]

Jun15, 2017

When Psychiatric Care Crosses the Line into Medical Malpractice

Most people associate medical malpractice with errors made by medical physicians in the care of their patients. However, just like medical doctors, psychiatrists have a duty to perform their professional duties with a reasonable standard of care. The personal nature of psychiatric treatment creates an extremely delicate relationship that can easily become inappropriate if the […]

May17, 2017

Can Prescribing Doctors be Liable for Medication Addictions?

Pain medications are an essential part of medical treatment, with physicians prescribing them to help patients manage the pain caused by illness, injury, or a medical procedure. Unfortunately, many of these medications are highly addictive, which places a greater responsibility on prescribing physicians to closely monitor these patients for over usage and signs of addiction. […]

May10, 2017

Patients are Dying from Sepsis While Doctors Wait for a Study

Sepsis, or septic shock, is a potentially fatal condition that the medical profession struggles to adequately treat. With various degrees of severity, sepsis is best treated when caught in its early stages. A Virginia physician claims to have found a viable treatment for sepsis. Though it carries a minimal risk of additional harm, most physicians […]

Apr20, 2017

“Dr. Death” Gets Life Sentence for Intentionally Harming a Patient

In perhaps one of the most egregious cases of medical malpractice in recent years, 45-year-old former neurosurgeon Christopher Duntsch was recently sentenced to life in prison by a Texas jury. After deliberating for a little over an hour, Duntsch was found guilty of a first-degree felony for the intentional injury of a 74-year-old patient during […]

Apr12, 2017

Injuries and Mortality from Anesthesia Errors

Anesthesia is a seemingly miraculous drug that can render a person unconscious so that physicians can operate on them without pain and then revive them to a conscious state when the procedure is completed. But anesthesia is not magical or miraculous, rather it is a precise science that requires the anesthesiologist to account for a […]

Apr5, 2017

What is the Difference Between Medical Malpractice and Medical Battery?

Medical malpractice is medical negligence. There are some general assumptions that are often made by the public that whenever a physician makes a mistake, or if the outcome of a treatment or procedure is not acceptable to the patient, they can file a lawsuit against their doctor. This is not true. To prove that medical […]

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