Medical Negligence Archives - Wooten Kimbrough Damaso & Dennis, PA

A Tale of Two Lovers: Legal Ramifications of STDs

Doug / 04-18-2015 / Medical Negligence

What are my options if someone gives me a STD? This question may not have had any significance 10 or 20 years ago, however in the past few years more and more claims of battery and negligence in infecting another individual with a sexually transmissible disease have come to light. According to the Center for […]


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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


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 The recall came into effect because of unpublished data from a joint registry in the UK showing the replacement hip’s low rate of success.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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Acetaminophen: Why The Drug We Think Is Helping May Not Be

Doug / 09-24-2013 / Consumer Safety

More than 1,500 Americans have died from inadvertently overdosing on acetaminophen, over the past decade. Taking too much acetaminophen is one of the most common poisonings worldwide. The risk presented by taking too much of this common painkiller stands to affect consumers of all ages with symptoms including but not limited to abdominal pain, coma, […]


Florida Widow Gets Verdict Against Tobacco Companies

Doug / 09-23-2013 / Dangerous

The Palm Beach Post ran an article announcing that a 75-year-old Boca Raton widow won $3.8 million on Friday after a jury found two tobacco companies responsible for her husband’s death. Kathleen Gafney Hanners filed suit on her husband, Frank Gafney’s behalf after he died in 1995 at the age of 59 from lung cancer. […]


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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