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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 »

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 »

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Members of Congress Demand New Investigation in Morcellator Scandal

By BurgSimpson

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 »

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When Surgery Leaves Patients Worse Off , Malpractice Suits Ensue

By Burg Simpson

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 »

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Will New Warnings Protect Victims from Morcellator Injuries?

By Burg Simpson

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 »

Burg Simpson Announces $56.9 Million Yaz Arterial Thrombosis Settlement

By Burg Simpson

Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C., announced Monday that Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc. (“Bayer”) has agreed to pay $56,900,000 to resolve the claims of approximately 1,300 women who suffered Arterial Thrombotic Events (“ATE”), such as strokes and heart attacks, after using Bayer’s drospirenone-containing oral contraceptives (Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella, Gianvi, Beyaz and Safyral) without admitting… Read more »

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