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Rick Shapiro

Surgical Patient Can Proceed With Lawsuit Against Doctor

A couple in Cumberland County, North Carolina may proceed with a medical malpractice lawsuit against Village Surgical Associates and practicing physician Michael S. Bryant, based in Fayetteville, North Carolina, according to a ruling by the North Carolina Supreme Court.  The 4-2 […]

Edwin Booth

New Estimates Find that Medical Errors Are Leading Cause of Death

There was a law change in North Carolina in 2011, and medical malpractice suits have plunged 46%. But experts say there has been no statistical evidence to show that medical errors have dropped.  According to a recent study by the […]

Kevin Duffan

Missed Diagnosis or Misdiagnosis: Deadly Outcome for Skin Cancer Patients

According to the American Cancer Society, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer. Although any diagnosis of cancer can be terrifying, skin cancer is often curable if it is recognized and treated early enough. However, a missed diagnosis […]

Kevin Duffan

Intubation Errors – A Serious Form of Medical Malpractice

Intubation and anesthesia errors are a form of medical malpractice and can result in significant harm or even death. An anesthesiologist is a trained medical professional tasked with administering safe and effective drugs to patients before they undergo a serious […]

Kevin Duffan

Double Booked Surgery Risks: Do You Know Where Your Surgeon Is?

Needing to have surgery can be a very stressful and frightening time. Even a minor operation brings with it some risks. Patients usually put their faith in their surgeon, and believe that surgeon will be entirely focused on them during […]

Rick Shapiro

Tort “Deform” May Become Reality in Missouri

A bill that will set an award limit in medical malpractice lawsuits was passed by Missouri lawmakers. It was passed as a compromise between Republicans and Democrats, who had disagreed about previous efforts to pass damages caps through the State […]

Patrick Austin

North Carolina Jury Awards Cataract Patient $1.5 Million in Malpractice Lawsuit

A jury in Durham, North Carolina (NC) found an ophthalmologist and a hospital was negligent when they used the wrong drug during a cataract surgery. This led to severe damage in one of the patient’s eyes. He was awarded $1.5 […]

Jim Lewis

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day; Nursing Home Abuse on the Rise

Older Americans deserve to live with dignity and to be safe. But too many suffer the indignity of being abused, neglected, or exploited. A new study indicates that one in 10 Americans age 60 or older experiences some form of […]

Jim Lewis

Unnecessary Surgeries Put Patients at Greater Risk for Injury

No one wants to go under the knife but sometimes it is necessary to enhance the quality of life or even to save it. However some surgeries have no benefit for many people and instead put them at risk. You […]

Rick Shapiro

Debunking Myths About Medical Malpractice — Again

Each year brings new, and I hope, conclusive evidence that medical practice insurance, lawsuits and so-called “defensive medicine” add little to the total spent on health care in the United States. Just as reliably and regrettably, every year also brings […]