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 [...]

Mar 6, 2019

Google Forced to Remove “Blacklist” of Doctors on the Internet

A court in the country of Amsterdam has issued a ruling that directs Google to remove a list of unofficially “blacklisted” doctors from a discussion group online. The case is noted as the first involving the legal concept of “right to be forgotten” that pertains to the alleged medical negligence of a doctor. The judgment [...]

Aug 1, 2018

Placental Abruption and Oxygen Deprivation

Thousands of women give birth every day in the United States, including here in the Washington, D.C. area. Labor and delivery is a common and safe experience for mothers and babies, but occasionally there are complications. If a baby is deprived of oxygen during the labor and delivery process, the child can suffer severe birth [...]

May 30, 2018

The Risks Involved with Repeated Child Birth C-Sections

Every day, babies all over this country are delivered via C-section, and they are happy, healthy and safe. The procedure isn’t easy on the mother – it is major surgery, after all – but most C-sections go off without a hitch. That does not mean, however, that there are no risks to the procedure. A [...]

Jan 24, 2018

Is Bowel Perforation During Surgery Always Medical Negligence?

A bowel perforation, or a nicked bowel, occurs when a hole is made in the bowel or anywhere in the gastrointestinal tract, which allows the contents of the bowel to flow into the abdominal cavity. The GI tract is a continuous tube that begins at the mouth, goes down your throat, through the stomach, small [...]

Dec 27, 2017

Medical Negligence from the Misinterpretation of Genetic Testing Results

Genetic testing is one of the miracles of modern medicine, but it can also become somewhat of a double-edged sword. That is because the technology is so new and evolving every day. A genetic test can tell you if you are at risk for certain diseases, reveal the disease that is causing your symptoms, and [...]

Dec 20, 2017

Thousands Die from Medical Negligence Every Year. So Why Aren’t They Filing Lawsuits?

On December 10, 2017, the Center for Justice & Democracy released the “Medical Malpractice: By the Numbers” briefing book. The 178-page document delves deeply into what types of cases are being filed and why, but also addresses the reasons behind why so few victims of medical errors actually file lawsuits. Their information is based on [...]

Nov 29, 2017

Gestational Diabetes Linked to Long-Term Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Gestational diabetes is blood sugar condition affecting pregnant women. Unlike Type I or Type II diabetes, gestational diabetes is not permanent, though mothers who develop it may be at a greater risk of developing Type II later on in life. A recent study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, aimed to discover if there was a [...]

Oct 11, 2017

Medical Negligence and Hazards at Urgent Care Centers

If there is a strip mall near you, chances are good that it includes an Urgent Care facility. These are free-standing medical centers that operate as a hybrid between an emergency room and health clinic. Designed to treat patients with acute medical conditions and minor traumas. They do not serve patients with serious, life-threatening conditions. [...]

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