Category “Medical negligence”

Disabled Singer Reaches Settlement

March 10th, 2011
Disabled Singer Reaches Settlement

An opera singer left disabled after medical failure has now settled. The singer was left with brain damage after medical practitioners failed to give the woman a CT scan which would have shown up an abscess on the brain. The abscess unfortunately burst causing severe brain damage. Further revelations revealed the abscess could have been […]

Obama Now Pushing For Changes In Malpractice Law

March 7th, 2011
Obama Now Pushing For Changes In Malpractice Law

Not content in seeking reform to the health insurance system in the United States, President Obama is now pushing for changes in Malpractice law. This apparently involves cutting down on the number of tests carried out by doctors simply because they fear a malpractice suit if something goes wrong. In order to do this, the […]

£54 Million Payout Sought For ‘Botched’ Cosmetic Surgery

March 3rd, 2011
£54 Million Payout Sought For ‘Botched’ Cosmetic Surgery

A record £54 million pay out is being sought via a clinical negligence compensation claim for permanent damage caused after a face lift went wrong. The lady in question had a partial facelift in 2003, but the operation left her with an incurable condition which includes “uncontrollable facial movement, pain … and grimacing.” She is […]

UK Litigation Reforms Attacked

March 1st, 2011
UK Litigation Reforms Attacked

New litigation reforms currently being debated in the House of Lords are coming under attack. The debate surrounds the argument about who should pay the ‘success fee’ for malpractice and other claims – the claimant or the lawyer. Currently, the system in practice in Britain is the no win – no fee. However the Government […]

Nursing Homes Not As Safe A You Think

February 24th, 2011
Nursing Homes Not As Safe A You Think

A New York malpractice lawyer said recently that residents in [US] nursing homes should be careful, as nursing homes are not as safe as many people think. Speaking with reporters, Paul Dansker said: “There are a few basic problems that occur over and over again. And those problems can be very, very dangerous.” Often nursing […]

Agreement Between Experts Still Far Apart

February 16th, 2011
Agreement Between Experts Still Far Apart

While health reforms in the USA are starting to take effect, experts involved in dealing with medical negligence issues are as far apart as ever. However one individual is hopeful this will change. Gene Ransom who is executive director for the Maryland State Medical Society recently told reporters: “Hopefully, Democrats and Republicans can work together […]

Surgeons Under Pressure To Come Clean With Patients

February 10th, 2011
Surgeons Under Pressure To Come Clean With Patients

An Illinois malpractice lawyer wants surgeons to inform their patients as to whether or not they have had sufficient sleep prior to carrying out any operation. The lawyer, Patrick Salvi believes that this could prevent many malpractice suits being served on medical professionals. Publishing a report in the New England Journal of Medicine Mr. Salvi […]

Can Necrotising Fasciitis Be Misdiagnosed?

February 7th, 2011
Can Necrotising Fasciitis Be Misdiagnosed?

It seems so, according to an Arkansas lawyer. Michael Smith said: “There are classic symptoms that are specifically unique to necrotising fasciitis. “Unfortunately, in the early stages of it developing, the signs may also be mistaken for cellulitis. That is a deadly mistake. The way to differentiate between the two diseases is through tests. This […]

How Difficult Is It To Win A Malpractice Suit?

January 31st, 2011
How Difficult Is It To Win A Malpractice Suit?

Not as easy as you might think, according to one lawyer, Robert Webb. He recently told reporters: “Most people think of medical malpractice as something a doctor does; negligence in treating a patient. However, medical malpractice may also refer to any health care professional, and that includes dentists, nurses, druggists, technicians, therapists, hospitals and clinics.” […]

U.S. Lawyer Hopeful Personal Injuries Can Be Reduced

January 27th, 2011
U.S. Lawyer Hopeful Personal Injuries Can Be Reduced

A malpractice lawyer from Illinois is hoping that the number of injuries in hospitals can be reduced. He argues that many of the injuries caused to patients are due to errors made by hospital residents during treatment. Patrick Salvi told reporters: “Study after study indicates that there is a very serious problem with the training […]

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