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February 2016 Archives

Maximizing your medical malpractice award: work with experienced attorney, P.1

A 43-year-old Jackson woman who underwent an abdominoplasty—more commonly known as a  “tummy tuck”—was recently awarded $1.3 million by a jury in a medical malpractice case in compensation for serious complications which left her with permanent impairment.  

Medical error resolution programs: is their success enough to stem tide?

A recent article on Healthline looked at a resolution program at Stanford University aiming to promote more effective resolution of instances of medical error. The program, which involves the whole Stanford Healthcare system, utilizes two separate resolution tracks for patients and their families. The first is the health system’s so-called indemnity program, which provides compensation for recognized medical errors.

Looking at what recent studies have to say about medication errors, P.2

Last time, we began speaking on the issue of medication errors, and mentioned a study which highlighted the high risk of medication errors occurring in connection with infants. Another recent study highlights the risk of medication errors from a different angle: that of health care data management mistakes.

Looking at what recent studies have to say about medication errors

Medication errors are a common occurrence across the United States, and among the most commonly cited bases for medical malpractice litigation. Two recent studies highlight the issue of medication error and why the health care industry needs to ramp up efforts to address the problem.

Failure to diagnose claims in medical malpractice litigation

In our last post, we mentioned a recent report which found that failure to diagnose is among the most common claims physicians in family practice face. Failure to diagnose generally refers to cases where a physician delays or fails to diagnose a disease or condition, and which results in injury or progression of the disease beyond what would have come after a timely diagnosis.