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When Robotic Procedures Lead to Medical Malpractice Cases

Many agree technological advances have greatly helped grow the medical industry. However, others believe that these robots may produce obstacles and technical complications. According to the United ...
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Woman's Family Awarded $72M in Baby Powder Lawsuit

A St. Louis jury recently awarded $72 million to the family of a woman who died of ovarian cancer after using Johnson & Johnson baby powder as a feminine hygiene product for decades. The award was ...
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Pittsburgh Mourns the Unexpected Loss of Attorney Deborah Maliver

Deborah S. Maliver, MD, Pittsburgh medical malpractice attorney and managing partner of Biancheria and Maliver, passed away unexpectedly on February 25, 2016 in Sewickley, PA. Deborah was a graduate ...
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Neurosurgeon Speaks About His Career as a Medical Malpractice Attorney

When Dr. Lawrence Schlachter’s career as a neurosurgeon ended, he turned to law school to pursue his next career. Shortly after completing his education, Dr. Schlachter became a medical ...
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The Family of a Woman is Awarded $72 Million from Johnson & Johnson

Recently, Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay $72 million to the family of a woman who suffered from ovarian cancer after using the company’s talc-based products for years. Sadly, the ...
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Cardiologists Evaluate Accuracy of 0-h/1-h Algorithm with High-Sensitivity hs-cTnT to Diagnose Heart Attack

Original research has sought to validate the accuracy of the newly developed 0-h/1-h algorithm, using highly-sensitivity cardiac troponin T (hs-cTnT), to diagnose myocardial infarction (heart attack). ...
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Study: Distribution of Medical Malpractice Claims

There have been a number of studies comparing doctors with several malpractice claims against them with those who have few or none. The studies have consistently found systematic differences in sex, ...
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Doctor Negligence Causes Baby's Permanent Brain Damage, Jury Awards Family $30M

A jury at the Hampden Superior Court in Springfield has awarded almost $30 million to a Holyoke family after their baby suffered a serious and permanent neurological injury at birth. The baby, ...
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George Washington University No Longer Accepting Donated Bodies

George Washington University has admitted that it has lost the identity of as many as 50 donated bodies, making it impossible to return remains to families as promised. As a result, the school has ...
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What Can Happen When a Patient is Released Too Early?

When a patient becomes very ill or injured, they may be required to spend multiple nights in a hospital so they can receive medical attention around the clock. However, many hospitals face ...
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Attorney Wilson is Named to Washington D.C. Super Lawyers® List for the Third Year in a Row

We are pleased to announce that Attorney Michael M. Wilson has been listed in Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers® of 2015. Our team is proud to honor Attorney Wilson for this accomplishment, as this ...
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First Steps in a Medical Malpractice Claim

Like any legal action, medical malpractice cases involve strategic planning. If you suffered an injury, loss, or illness at the hands of a careless doctor, you’ve probably asked yourself, ...
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Doctor Held Liable for $900,000 in Damages After a Baby Suffers a Serious Birth Injury

In July 2015, a three-judge panel confirmed a case of delivery room negligence, which held one doctor liable for about $900,000 in damages. At the conclusion of the case, the panel ruled that the ...
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How the Right Doctor Can Reduce Your Chances of Medical Negligence

For some, visiting the doctor can be a daunting task. That is why finding a good, knowledgeable, and reputable doctor is extremely important. Not only will your checkups and other visitations feel ...
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The Risks of Misinterpreted Diagnostic Tests

There are a number of medical errors that can leave a person detrimentally injured and harmed. While some can be minor errors, others can affect a person’s life forever, or in the worst cases, ...
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Tips to Avoid Medication Overdoses in Your Children

A medication overdose can happen to anyone. Due to the small size and weight of children, kids can suffer overdose errors easier than adults. In fact, research states that every year, over 600,000 ...
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Are Diagnosis Errors More Common Than We Think?

According to a study recently released by medical experts, almost every American will be misdiagnosed at least once in their lives. Unfortunately, this can be detrimental to some. While much research ...
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Can I Sue a Nursing Home for Bedsores?

Bedsores, also called pressure sores or decubitus ulcers, can be very painful and serious. Sadly, this type of injury is very common among elderly hospital patients and residents of nursing homes. ...
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Mother Seeks $22 Million for Child's Injuries in Birth in Injury Lawsuit

A mother who gave birth to her child on October 7, 2012 has recently filed a lawsuit against the United States of America due to medical practice at the non-profit health center where she gave birth ...
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Tips to Help Avoid Medication Errors

After leaving the doctor’s office and having your condition examined in a detail, you may go home feeling a bit of relief. You know that you have sought professional medical help and may feel ...
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Cerebral Palsy and Birth Injuries

Unfortunately, birth injuries can and do occur. When something goes wrong, instead of being a happy time when new parents are celebrating and basking in the glow of a new family, the period right ...
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Attorney Michael M. Wilson Assists with a Possible Case of Health Care Negligence

Attorney Michael M. Wilson assisted with the filing of a lawsuit on behalf of a mother acting for her child, a minor, who suffered from midgut volvulus just two days after birth. In the case, the ...
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Jurors Award $500k+ in Settlement for Man Mocked During Surgery

One Virginia man filed a lawsuit for defamation and medical malpractice, naming the defendants the surgeon, anesthesiologist, and gastroenterologist. The jury awarded him $500, 000, as well as $200, ...
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Insurers Seek Millions of Dollars from Victim of Dodger Stadium Beating

The term “subrogation” refers to the legal right that allows insurance companies to recover funds paid on behalf of an injured person. This might seem like an abstract legal concept, but ...
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Medicare Gives D.C. Hospitals Mid-to-Low Ratings

After Medicare released its star rating system for hospitals, most facilities in the Washington D.C. area received mediocre scores. In fact, patient-quality ratings across the nation were low, with ...
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