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2013-10-01 13:48:05

Most of the primary care malpractice claims filed in Massachusetts are related to alleged misdiagnoses, according to study by Gordon D. Schiff, M.D., of the Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, and colleagues. The focus for improving patient safety and malpractice risk is increasingly on outpatient care, according to the study background. Researchers examined the types, causes and outcomes of primary care malpractice claims by studying closed (resolved)...

2013-09-30 12:25:07

TROY, Mich., Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C. (www.gmhlaw.com), proudly announces its attorneys that have been chosen by their peers for inclusion in Top Lawyers, Michigan Super Lawyers and Rising Stars 2013. Top Lawyers are nominated by their peers. Super Lawyers annually lists outstanding lawyers from various practice areas. Rising Stars consists of the state's top up-and-coming attorneys. 2013 Top Lawyers <blockquote>Gilbert Gugni --...

2013-09-28 23:01:34

The law firm, which serves medical malpractice victims in Illinois, has added a new article to its blog that examines the line between doctors’ caution and negligence when they delay letting patients know that they may have cancer. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 28, 2013 When a doctor waits to tell a patient that they may have cancer, is it caution or negligence? In a new blog article, the Chicago medical malpractice lawyers of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. weigh in on the issue....

2013-09-26 08:28:12

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Capson Physicians Insurance Company, a national medical malpractice insurer, announced the addition of a new executive, strengthening its management team and supporting strategic efforts to offer the medical industry a unique and efficient approach to medical malpractice insurance. Frank Coppersmith has joined Capson Physicians Insurance as Senior Vice President responsible for Technology and Strategic Partnerships. Frank brings more...

2013-09-23 23:33:27

d’Oliveira & Associates has released a new infographic on emergency room errors like failure to diagnose or providing the wrong treatment. The law firm works with medical malpractice lawyers who have experience with these cases. (PRWEB) September 23, 2013 The emergency room (ER) is a busy place but hospital staff still has a duty to meet the standard of care. This means recognizing which patients need treatment right now and which patients can wait. The failure to meet this...

2013-09-19 08:28:36

Two-thirds support reforming state's tort system ATLANTA, Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- By more than a 2-1 margin, Georgia voters believe physicians order unnecessary tests and procedures for their patients to keep from being sued, according to a new poll released today by Patients for Fair Compensation. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130919/MN82403) The poll, conducted by McLaughlin and Associates, found that 62 percent of Georgia voters believe doctors order unnecessary...

2013-09-18 23:31:32

d’Oliveira & Associates has posted a new infographic about surgical errors and steps that can be taken to avoid medical negligence. The law firm works with experienced lawyers who handle these cases and there are no legal fees unless a settlement or award is obtained. (PRWEB) September 18, 2013 According to the CDC, there are more than 51 million inpatient surgeries in the United States each year. These procedures include endoscopy, hip and knee replacement, hysterectomy, and open...

2013-09-14 23:04:41

Sexner and Associates secures a 3 million dollar settlement for a client in an medical malpractice lawsuit. 23 years experience have made our firm one of the most knowledgeable Illinois law firms that handle medical malpractice cases. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 13, 2013 In a recent medical malpractice case handled by one of the experienced attorneys affiliated with Mitchell S. Sexner & Associates LLC, the hospital agreed to settle all legal claims against their insured medical...

2013-08-08 23:20:57

The Eichholz Law Firm shines light on myths that have kept individuals from understanding what medical malpractice really is. Savannah, Georgia (PRWEB) August 08, 2013 The Eichholz Law Firm is a legal organization that has, for decades, provided representation to individuals involved in medical malpractice cases. Medical malpractice is a term that is used often but, in all actuality, many individuals are not 100 percent certain what this phrase entails. In fact, reports an article...

2013-08-08 23:19:18

An attorney with The Cagle Law Firm cites a new report showing that the chaos and indifference caused by frequent alarms from monitors and other devices in hospitals often lead to medical errors that can cause injuries or even death. St. Louis, Mo. (PRWEB) August 08, 2013 Walk through a hallway in a hospital and you’ll hear it, the constant beeping of medical alarms and machines. Medical personnel can get so accustomed to the racket that they ignore actual emergencies with potentially...