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What Is the Difference Between Medical Errors and Medical Malpractice?

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Medical errors frequently occur in our country’s health care industry. However, not all medical errors are acts of medical malpractice. The distinction lies in whether the medical professional who made the error failed to treat a patient in accordance with...

Two Patients Die from Bowel Perforations at the Same Hospital Just Two Days Apart


Mercy Hospital in Buffalo, NY is currently facing two lawsuits, both of which involve patients who died as the result of bowel perforations during routine surgeries. The surgeries were performed only 2 days apart back in 2016, and led patients...

The Dangers of Medical Misdiagnosis

Washington D.C. doctor realizes he made a medical misdiagnosis

Did you know that roughly 12 million Americans are misdiagnosed each year? These diagnostic errors end up causing a lot of pain and suffering and put patient safety at risk. According to data collected by the Armstrong Institute Center for...

Treating Mini-Strokes Could Help Reduce Future Risk

Treating Mini-Strokes Could Help Reduce Future Risk

An estimated 140,000 Americans die as the result of stroke each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In the industrialized world, strokes are a leading killer, causing 1 in every 20 deaths in the United States...

Medical Malpractice Claims at the University of Maryland Hospitals

Medical Malpractice Claims at the University of Maryland Hospitals

There are a total of 11 hospitals and medical facilities within the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS), including the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC). With more than 35,000 annual inpatient admissions and at least tenfold that number in...

Fatal Medication Error Leads to $10 Million Jury Award in Baltimore

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A fatal medication error that led to the death of a patient being treated by the University of Maryland Medical System resulted in a $10 million jury award. According to court documents, the lawsuit was filed by the family of...

Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Surgeon’s Record Includes Ten Malpractice Lawsuits, Four Patient Deaths


Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum, head of orthopedic surgery at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital, is facing widespread scrutiny over a record that alleges numerous poor patient outcomes, including four patient deaths since 2008 and 10 lawsuits accusing the surgeon of medical malpractice throughout his...

The Dangers of Delayed Diagnosis


When your health is at stake, a delayed diagnosis can cause irreversible harm. Waiting to diagnose an illness can cause symptoms to worsen, while your condition goes untreated. Preventable complications can arise from a delay in treatment, and can even...

Philadelphia Jury Award $20 Million in Surgical Mesh Trial

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A Cinnaminson, NJ woman was awarded $20 million in damages by a Philadelphia jury after suffering injuries related to a vaginal mesh product manufactured by a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary. According to the lawsuit, which was filed in the Philadelphia...

Most Americans Oppose Medical Malpractice Damages Caps

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In a previous blog, we discussed how medical malpractice has become a target for lobbyists who place profits over people in their attempts to place limits on the amount of compensation victims can recover after being injured by medical negligence....

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