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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 […]

Jim Lewis

Medical Malpractice Injuries and Deaths: Extreme Case in Texas

Fool me once, shame on you.  Fool me twice, shame on me.  What happens when a doctor fools patients into thinking he is a competent doctor not once, not twice but at least half a dozen times?  The terrible answer […]

Rick Shapiro

The Link Between Severed Ureter Injuries and Laparoscopic Surgeries

Laparoscopic surgery is a relatively new surgical tool with the first laparoscopic hysterectomy performed in 1988. When a doctor opts for laparoscopic surgery, he uses a laparoscope. The benefits of using a laparoscopic device is that a doctor only has […]

Jim Lewis

New Nationwide Emergency Room Report Card Data Released

Would you walk into an emergency room if there was a sign on the door that read, ‘This emergency room received a D+ grade’ ? Probably not, unless you were in dire medical need.  Unfortunately the American College of Emergency […]

Jim Lewis

FDA Announces Recalls of the Da Vinci Surgery Robots Due to Stuck Instrument Arms

One of the new advances in medicine that you may have heard of is a robot that can perform minimally invasive surgery.  The name of this machine is the da Vinci robot.  Unfortunately, the increased use of da Vinci surgical […]

Jim Lewis

The Question of How Many People are Harmed by Medical Malpractice Injuries

How many people die or are injured by medical malpractice and errors every year?  It’s a pertinent question and the answer may surprise and scare you.  The Journal of Patient Safety says that between 210,000 and 440,000 patients each year […]

Jim Lewis

West Virginia Medical Malpractice Caps for Nursing Homes Put to the Test

A Supreme Court case in West Virginia will decide if the medical malpractice cap in that state applies to nursing homes as well as hospitals and doctors.  Currently the state has a very low cap, only $500,000 on non-economic damages in […]

Randy Appleton

Medical Misdiagnosis Leads To Death of Six-Year-Old In New York

The recent death of a six-year-old girl in New York due to medical misdiagnosis has raised concerns about how serious a problem medical error can be. Experts say the case highlights one of the major flaws in the medical industry […]

Rick Shapiro

Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Rages Over Child’s Brain Death

The parents of a toddler in Canada are filing a lawsuit against the STARS ambulance flight service, after their child was left brain damaged after a May 2013 flight. The lawsuit also is against a doctor, paramedic and flight nurse on […]

Mark Favaloro

FL Trial Attorneys Challenging Medical Malpractice Law

Trial attorneys in Florida have filed five separate lawsuits against health care providers to challenge the Florida law that puts new limits on medical malpractice awards. The attorneys maintain that the law lets medical malpractice defendants obtain personal health care […]