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  • Medical Malpractice and Forceps Births

    September 07, 2017

    Forceps have been used to help deliver babies for many decades. A pair of forceps looks a bit like a pair of large salad tongs with curved ends. Typically, the curved ends are placed around the baby’s head and used to help guide the infant out of the birth canal. While many healthy babies have […]

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  • Medical Mix-Up in Clinic for First-Time Mother

    August 15, 2017

    Imagine the moments leading up to the birth of a first child. During the last few months of pregnancy, it can be stressful on both the soon-to-be mother and father, but regular medical checks are preformed to make sure that the baby is safe and will be properly delivered. A mother’s worst nightmare came true, […]

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  • Shocking Cardiovascular Disease Misdiagnosis Facts

    August 15, 2017

    Recently, a study has been done on medical malpractice cases, specifically a misdiagnosis of cardiovascular disease. When left untreated, it could result in serious health issues. Though a medical malpractice of any case can be tragic, researchers found that the misdiagnosis of this disease has a shockingly high number of misdiagnoses compared to other cases, […]

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  • Protection from Surgical Mistakes

    August 10, 2017

    Recently, there have been a good amount of surgical errors—so many in fact, that studies point to a number of over 100,000 deaths per year because of it. This number has influenced some to create methods of helping to avoid medical malpractice. One of the worse mistakes a surgeon can make is to operate on […]

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  • Hidden Malpractice Settlements

    August 08, 2017

    An investigative news piece completed by WJLA’s I-Team discovered that you might not have access to all the information you may like when you investigate a physician that you’re thinking of using for your healthcare. A family’s loss back in 1995 resulted in a wrongful death lawsuit and a civil case was settled, but the […]

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  • How Dental Malpractice Can Become Fatal  

    July 27, 2017

    People put their trust in their dentist for everything from routine checkups to invasive oral surgery. In most cases, dental work will be carried out successfully and the patient can go about their life. But this isn’t always the case. Dental malpractice cases are among the most underreported medical malpractice cases around, but dental malpractice […]

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  • Hospitals Must Notify You Of Any Serious Event

    July 22, 2017

    Hospitals must notify you of any “serious event”   Pennsylvania law requires hospitals to notify you in writing of any “serious event” affecting you or your loved one.  A “serious event” is defined as “an event, occurrence or situation involving the clinical care of a patient in a medical facility that results in death or […]

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  • 4 Surprising Causes of Hospital-Acquired Infections

    July 21, 2017

    The last place anyone imagines they will get a severe infection is at a hospital. Yet according to statistics from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, over 1.7 million people are affected by a nosocomial or hospital-acquired infection (HAI) every year. The severity of the infection can widely vary, but these infections are also […]

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  • 5 Most Common Operating Room Errors 

    July 20, 2017

    Undergoing surgery can be a very stressful situation for a patient, especially considering the kind of surgery that is involved. Patients put their trust in their surgeon/doctor and their staff to carry out a successful, professional surgery. When a doctor injures a patient in an operating room error, the results can be devastating. Below are […]

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  • Anesthesia Errors That Can Occur During Surgery

    July 13, 2017

    Anesthesia is absolutely essential in most major or minor surgical procedures. Both the patient and doctor benefit greatly in that the patient feels nothing, while the doctor has a still patient to work with. But despite being such a common staple in many surgical procedures, anesthesia errors are very common and when they occur, the […]

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