Stryker Corporation, the makers of Rejuvenate and ABG II brand artificial hip implants, agreed to pay more than a billion dollars to settle claims that its devices were defective.
The hip implants were recalled in 2012 after patients complained of pain,… Read More
On April 20, 2009, Ginneene Williams took her son, Charles Williams, Jr., to Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC). Her son had been acting strangely, complaining of suicidal thoughts, hearing voices, and delusional beliefs about being under the spell… Read More
Technological advances have improved our health and our lives in many different ways. Though new technologies have created better and more effective treatments in many parts of the medical industry, medical record keeping is one area that is just beginning… Read More
Anesthesia-related medical errors can have disastrous effects. Mistakes can be caused by a number of factors, from dosing errors to staff miscommunication or even poor training. Any slip-up on the part of the anesthesiologist or medical staff can potentially… Read More
Since the 2010 enactment of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), known commonly as Obamacare, physicians and other healthcare providers have lamented the possibility that the act will increase their exposure to medical malpractice suits.
Truthfully, the act… Read More
Children that suffer birth injuries may have a tougher road ahead than most. These babies and their families are faced with the struggle of survival from the moment they are delivered, and as they age, special care may be required to help them live a… Read More
Almost all of us have experienced the devastating effects of cancer at some point in our lives. Whether we have struggled with it personally or someone we love has developed a form of it, cancer seems to be a mortal equalizer in the United States and… Read More
Although near misses at a hospital or doctors office are a common occurrence, the subject is not something that is easily discussed or admitted to among health care providers, according to Dr. Danielle Ofri who described her own situation in the New York… Read More
You went to a medical professional for advice and treatment, but instead suffered negligence. Maybe it was during a routine procedure; maybe it was a surgery. Perhaps you were given too much or too little of a medication, or your condition was misdiagnosed… Read More
The phrase medication error may bring to mind a patient being given the wrong medication, or too much/ too little of a drug. In reality, there are myriad ways a medication error can occur, and numerous factors that weigh heavily on the outcome of the… Read More