Medical Malpractice Archives - Wooten Kimbrough Damaso & Dennis, PA

Generic Drugs Spark Suits

Doug / 03-26-2014 / Medical Malpractice

The United States Supreme Court has made a ruling that has caused concern for people taking generic versions of drugs rather than brand-name drugs. In PLIVIA v. Mensing, which was heard in 2011, the Court found that federal statutes and Food and Drug Administration regulations pre-empt state tort claims. This case involved two individuals who […]

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New Technology Sparks a New Influx of Lawsuits

Doug / 01-28-2014 / Consumer Safety

Modern society has grown to embrace advances in technology, especially as of late technology that makes every day life more convenient.  Among these new conveniences, is the growingly popular laser hair removal technology that is sparking interest by non-physicians. Laser hair removal has recently become more and more advertised on Tv, the radio and flyers, […]

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Modern Technology and What Dangers it Poses to Our Privacy

Doug / 11-04-2013 / Consumer Safety

It is not uncommon to see people now a days with a cell phone taking pictures out in public places. Technology has put so many tools and options into of phones that have made it growingly convenient to just snap a picture of something you see, for example the Internet is full of photos and […]

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Metal-on-Metal hip Replacement Recalled

Doug / 11-01-2013 / Defective products

In August 2010, DePuy Orthopaedics, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, recalled its ASR hip system. The recall came into effect because of unpublished data from a joint registry in the UK showing the replacement hip’s low rate of success. The intended lifespan of the hip was 15 years, but DePuy’s ASR XL device was […]

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Risperdal and the Risks it Poses

Doug / 10-25-2013 / Medical Malpractice

Recent studies link the drug Risperdal to a condition called Gynecomastia, a non-cancerous breast tissue growth, developing in young men.  The drug increases levels of prolactin, a hormone that the body releases to stimulate breast growth and the production of milk. In instances surgery is required to correct the condition. Though this condition is non-life […]

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Are the Drugs You’re Prescribed Helping or Hurting You?

Doug / 10-14-2013 / Consumer Safety

Researchers from the Pharmacy Department of Changhai Hospital in Shanghai, China report unfavorable findings after 15 clinical trials of the drug Avastin.  The research revealed the use of Avastin was associated with the risk of hypertension and gastrointestinal hemorrhage and perforation. Adverse Events Inc., another organization that monitors FDA approved drugs has also reported similar […]

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Medical Malpractice: A Growing Preventable Epidemic

Doug / 09-10-2013 / Dangerous

It’s become increasingly common to hear reports of medical professionals making mistakes. Mistakes ranging from administering medication that a patient happens to be highly allergic to, misdiagnosing condition, or in fatal cases making mistakes that lead to a patient’s death due to human error. These mistakes fall into an area of the law called medical […]

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Another Sickle Cell Athlete Death

Doug / 09-10-2013 / Medical Malpractice

USA Today has reported  “the parents of a Slippery Rock (Pa.) University basketball player who died two years ago after collapsing during an intense practice have sued the school and the NCAA.” Jack Hill, Jr., of Roselle, New Jersey, was a senior on the basketball team at Slippery Rock. According to the reports, the team […]

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How Tort Reform Causes the Problems it was Meant to Solve: The Texas Example

Doug / 09-05-2013 / Insurance Claim Disputes

Opponents of patients’ right praise Texas’ tort reform as a model for other state’s of success. In 2003 Texas medical liability reforms were enacted to reduce exodus of doctors from the state due to high medical liability insurance costs. In hopes of avoiding a reduction in the quality of health care in the state, caps […]

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Surgeon Operates On The Wrong Leg, Tries To Cover His Mistake

Doug / 08-16-2013 / Medical Malpractice

According to the Orlando Sentinel, a woman went into the Halifax Hospital Medical Center in Daytona Beach last month for surgery on her left leg. However, when she woke up after surgery, she discovered that the surgeon operated on her right leg. Not the ideal way to spend the 4th of July holiday weekend, when […]

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Florida Hospitals Receive “Worst” Ratings

Doug / 08-08-2013 / Medical Malpractice

In the latest issue of Consumer Reports the two largest hospital systems in Central Florida received a less than ideal prognosis.  This new report, which evaluated surgical safety of over 2500 hospitals across the nation, based their ratings on Medicare billing claims, and took into account 27 different types of surgeries. Orlando Health and Florida […]

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How A Malpractice Lawsuit Can Benefit All

Doug / 05-08-2013 / Medical Malpractice

There are many in the community who will say that medical malpractice lawsuits harm the practice of medicine.  They claim that unworthy lawsuits increase the price of malpractice insurance and increase the cost of medical services as a result.  They also claim that these high fees are driving people away from becoming doctors. While there […]

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Is Your Hospital Profiting From Their Mistakes

Doug / 04-26-2013 / Dangerous

A recent study published in the Journal of American Medical Association shows that some hospitals may actually be profiting from mistakes they have made when performing surgery.  The study, which was conducted with records from 2010, shows that hospitals reap over $30,000 on average in fees from the mistakes their doctors make during surgery.  Mistakes […]

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Firm Wins Medical Malpractice Case For Patient Death After Elective Cervical Spinal Fusion Surgery Where Hospital Nurse Fails To Recognize Signs of Airway Compromise including Cyanosis and Delay Leads to Patient Death

Doug / 04-22-2013 / Medical Malpractice

Cyanosis is the appearance of blue, purple, or darkening of the skin or mucous membranes when someone isn’t receiving enough oxygen in their blood.  Cyanosis is the result of exposure to extreme cold, arterial or venous obstruction, reduced cardiac output, or even potential heart failure.  When signs of cyanosis appear, they should be addressed immediately, as the person showing […]

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