Dangerous Medical Errors Made Before, During, and After Surgery

Even with years of schooling and training in hospital procedures, medical professionals can still make mistakes. Surgeons, hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers attempt to minimize the risks of surgery and other medical procedures through improved technology and other methods, but errors still happen. When a surgeon or other medical professional injures a patient by making…

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Communication Errors as a Cause of Medical Malpractice

Communication errors are a major cause of poor quality care, patient harm, and medical malpractice. Breakdowns in communication among health care providers often lead to a failure to coordinate what each health provider is doing and can cause a patient’s needs to “slip through the cracks.” Miscommunication between a doctor’s office and the patient results…

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Medical Malpractice and Pre-and Post-Surgical Errors

Scheduling a surgical procedure is extremely stressful. You likely have concerns about how the procedure will go. Will it be successful? Will I experience complications on the table? Are my surgeon and surgical team experienced and ready? The truth is, for some patients, even when the procedure goes completely as planned, any errors made before…

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Multitasking Surgeons Are the Surgery Risk You May Not Expect

Most patients, when scheduling any type of surgery or medical procedure, do their due diligence. They ask their specialist or primary care physician to recommend the surgeon best suited to perform their specific surgery. They reach out to family and friends who have undergone the same procedure and ask for the name of the surgeon…

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$3 Million Verdict for Medical Malpractice Victim

After a three-day trial and just over nine hours of deliberation, a Henrico County jury returned a verdict in the amount of three million dollars, plus interest, on behalf of our medical malpractice client following the death of her unborn son. The verdict, which came back on April 29, 2021, is Virginia’s first plaintiff’s medical…

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“The Big Three” and Your Risk of Medical Misdiagnosis

Medical misdiagnosis and diagnostic errors put millions of patients at risk of injury each year in the United States. When a patient is diagnosed with the wrong illness, or is not diagnosed at all, they can face delays in treatment or see their condition worsen and progress. A recent study from Johns Hopkins University School…

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CPSC and Kolcraft Re-announce Recall of Inclined Sleeper Accessory

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Kolcraft have re-announced a recall of their inclined sleeper accessory and are urging consumers to take action to prevent the risk of infant suffocation and injury. Children’s product manufacturer Kolcraft has re-issued a recall of their inclined sleeper accessory included with their bassinet and inclined sleepers to help…

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Ford F-Series Pickups Have the Greatest Number of Fatal Crashes

For years, the maxim “bigger is better” has applied to larger vehicles. Trucks, minivans, SUVs and crossovers are long believed to be the safest vehicles on the roads. Their larger frames and reinforced bodies should protect drivers and passengers in a crash, and may drivers feel safer because they are higher up, which they believe…

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Breakthrough Test for Brain Injury Receives FDA Clearance

Abbot, a company that makes everything from baby formula to cardiovascular devices, recently secured FDA clearance for a traumatic brain injury (TBI) diagnostic test. This handheld tool is both portable and it provides results in 15 minutes, providing important diagnostic data that will quickly inform healthcare providers whether the patient needs a brain CT or…

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Traumatic Brain Injury Can Affect Students’ Learning

Victims of traumatic brain injury have been referred to as the walking wounded. They often suffer in relative silence to the world outside because their injuries are invisible to and not easily understood by other people. The loved ones of the victims also suffer as a result. It can be difficult to understand the nature…

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