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The Three Songs Most Likely to Lead to a Car Accident

Thousands of car accidents take place in America every day. Drivers get into car accidents for any number of reasons. One cause of accidents that gets overlooked is the type of music that we play while we drive. The next time you get on the road keep […]

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Botched Knee Surgery

Botched Knee Surgery

Botched Knee Surgery A botched knee surgery can result in significant complications and pain and suffering. If the botched knee surgery was due to a medical mistake or error, the injured party may be entitled to compensation for the damages suffered. A person recently posted the following […]

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Baby born with mental retardation after genetic testing

Baby born with mental retardation after genetic testing

Baby born with mental retardation after genetic testing A person’s baby was born with mental retardation after genetic testing. Intellectual disability (ID), also called intellectual development disorder (IDD) is formerly and more commonly known as mental retardation (MR). This condition is a generalized neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by […]

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A Case of Surgical Malpractice

A Case of Surgical Malpractice

A Case of Surgical Malpractice A discussion of a real case of surgical malpractice. New York Surgical Malpractice Generally speaking, doctors and their insurance carriers don’t like to admit that the doctor made a mistake and committed medical malpractice.  They will fight hard to ensure that a […]

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Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy The following video shows the proper technique in performing a laparoscopic cholecystectomy. The surgery was performed on a 57 year old woman with a six months history of recurrent billiary colic and positive ultrasound for multiple stones in her gallbladder. Deviation from Standard of Care […]

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Feds stop disclosure of hospital errors

Feds stop disclosure of hospital errors

Feds stop public disclosure of many serious hospital errors Jayne O’Donnell, USA TODAY 9:50 a.m. EDT August 6, 2014 Helen Haskell’s 15-year-old son Lewis died in 2000 from a hemorrhage brought on by a perforated ulcer caused by his pain medication. She founded Mothers Against Medical Errors […]

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LASIK Surgery and its Risks

LASIK Surgery and its Risks

LASIK Surgery and its Risks The FDA developed this video to inform potential patients about the risks of LASIK. The video includes images of common visual problems that a LASIK patient may see.

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Injuries Caused by Hospital Errors

Injuries Caused by Hospital Errors

Study Regarding Hospital Safety The New York Times reports that a new study being published in the New England Journal of Medicine finds no progress in reducing patient harm at hospitals as a result of medical care. The study, conducted from 2002 to 2007 in 10 North […]

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Medical Errors from Misreading Letters and Numbers

Medical Errors from Misreading Letters and Numbers

Medical Errors   Uploaded by USFoodandDrugAdmin on Nov 18, 2010 An article by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) reminds healthcare practitioners how dangerous it can be to misread the letters and numbers on prescriptions, drug orders and medical records. Unfortunately, these mistakes are easy to […]

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Prostate photovaporization procedure – Bladder perforation

Prostate photovaporization procedure – Bladder perforation

Surgical Error The case of WILLIAM DeSANTIS and ANN DeSANTIS, Plaintiffs, v. GARY ZITO, M.D., METROPOLITAN LITHOTRIPTOR ASSOCIATES, P.C. and METROPOLITAN UROLOGICAL SPECIALIST, P.C., Defendants, Index No. 109753/09 (Supreme Court, New York County, April 24, 2011). In this case, the plaintiff suffered from an enlarged prostate. As […]

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