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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UPDATE: Graco Inclined Rocker Accessory Recalled for Suffocation Risks

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a recall for inclined sleepers associated with Graco Pack ‘n Plays. Inclined sleepers have a potential risk for suffocation if infants roll onto their stomachs while in the sleeper. The current recall affects the following products: Graco Pack ‘n Play Day2Dream Playard with Bedside Sleeper, model numbers…

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Major Protections Afforded to Businesses and Hospitals in New Bill

In the Senate, lawmakers have introduced legislation that would minimize liability for exposure claims against employers pertaining to COVID-19, as long as the employers are adhering to public health guidelines. The bill, S.B. 4317, was introduced by Sen. John Cornyn on July 28. The tort reform aspect of the bill, also called the Safe To…

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