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A Perfect Storm for Birth Injury — When Staff is Too Busy to Care

By Burg Simpson

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When a baby suffers brain damage during the process of labor and delivery, sometimes it’s simply a tragic accident. Sometimes the damage could have been avoided. When that’s the case, and medical professional negligence caused the damage, then the law holds those people responsible. According to the latest “National HealthCare Quality Report,” injuries strike seven… Read more »

Are Medical Malpractice Caps Costing Injured Colorado Residents?

By Burg Simpson

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A recent article in the Legal Examiner, a legal periodical, asks provocative questions as to whether Colorado’s medical malpractice caps on non-economic damages are costing injured Colorado residents who have been the victims of medical malpractice.  The often-cited justification for caps on medical malpractice damages is to prevent the premiums for physicians’ medical malpractice liability… Read more »

Fatal Post-Surgical Heart Attacks and Malpractice

By Scott Eldredge

For most patients undergoing surgery, issues related to infections or anesthesia-related complications dominate their concerns about the procedure itself and their recovery period. Many people don’t know that heart attacks can pose a significant risk to recovery. Millions of victims worldwide suffering cardiac arrest after surgery each year. Frighteningly, 10% of these patients perish within… Read more »

Malpractice Victims Must Overcome ‘Culture of Secrecy’

By Scott Eldredge

Regardless of the amount of faith many Americans want to place in their doctors, the fact remains that physicians are capable of mistakes. Some of these mistakes can unfortunately result in serious injuries and even death. While some of these mistakes are allegedly “unavoidable,” a news investigative report suggests that the damage caused by such… Read more »

Survey Indicates Doctors Often Blame Victims for Malpractice Suits

By Scott Eldredge

In 1971, leading sociologist William Ryan published his landmark work, Blaming the Victim, in which he identified a phenomenon in which perpetrators of harm justify their actions by pointing the finger at their victims. While Ryan’s work focused on ethnic minorities and the attempts of his colleagues to pin the blame for their plight on… Read more »

Diagnostic Errors: A Major Source of Malpractice Death and Injuries

By Burg Simpson

A recently released report from the Institute of Medicine, entitled “Improving Diagnosis in Health Care,” provides some sobering information, concluding that there is a dire need for “widespread changes in health care to improve diagnoses.” Among the report’s more alarming findings, is the pronouncement that nearly every American will experience a diagnostic error at some… Read more »

Members of Congress Demand New Investigation in Morcellator Scandal

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Temporarily setting aside partisan politics to pursue the common goal of protecting Americans from highly dangerous medical practices, 12 members of Congress recently demanded that the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) investigate a gynecological surgical device that spreads cancer in an alarming percentage of women. In the words of the letter’s authors, which include Representative… Read more »

When Surgery Leaves Patients Worse Off , Malpractice Suits Ensue

By Burg Simpson

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While the legal ins and outs of malpractice can involve complicated medical and legal issues, the bottom line is easy to understand. When doctors and other medical professionals unnecessarily harm instead of help patients, these patients deserve to be compensated. Similarly, when a doctor’s carelessness causes death, family members shouldn’t suffer financially in addition to… Read more »

Will New Warnings Protect Victims from Morcellator Injuries?

By Burg Simpson

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Among the more appalling medical controversies in the past few years is the power morcellator scandal. This surgical technique involves the use of a power tool that can actually spread cancer in certain instances. Morcellators have been widely used as a minimally invasive procedure to remove uterine fibroids, which are growths that some women develop… Read more »

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