Medical Negligence

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Elements of a Viable Medical Malpractice Case

We rely on doctors and other medical professionals a great deal. There are some situations where we put our lives in their hands. If they do not properly diagnose or treat our medical conditions, it can have disastrous consequences.   If you think you… Read More

When Does Misdiagnosis Count as Medical Malpractice?

Medical practitioners must make a correct diagnosis for patients to receive the proper treatment needed to heal and recover. When a medical practitioner misdiagnosis a patient, it can cause considerable harm that may jeopardize the patient’s life. If… Read More

Healthcare Workers Key in Treatment and Prevention of Sepsis

Sepsis is a deadly infection that kills 28 to 50 percent of people who contract it. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), healthcare workers play a critical role in preventing and treating these infections. Sepsis occurs when chemicals released… Read More

Medicare Penalizes Wisconsin Hospitals for High Infection & Injury Rates

Fifteen Wisconsin hospitals are being penalized by Medicare for having unacceptably high rates of infection and injury. For the 2016 fiscal year, which runs Oct. 1, 2015 through Sept. 31, 2016, the hospitals will see a one percent reduction in payments… Read More

Medication Mistakes Occur in 50 Percent of Surgeries

A recent study at Massachusetts General Hospital found that almost half of all surgeries performed at the countrys top hospitals involve some kind of medication error. This rate is much higher than previously thought and most likely extends to all other… Read More

Wisconsin Lawmaker Proposing New Medical Malpractice Legislation to Help Families of Adult Children Recover for Wrongful Death

All Wisconsin citizens should have the same rights to recover for the wrongful death of a loved one, says attorney Jeffrey Pitman. No group should be exempt from being held accountable for a person's wrongful death. Despite this sentiment, Wisconsin… Read More

Jury Awards $2.36 Million to Woman Sexually Abused in CA Hospital

A jury today awarded $2.36 million to a woman who said a male nursing assistant sexually abused her at a Tarzana hospital as she prepared to go home after surgery and while her mother was waiting outside her room.Click here to read the full story. Read More

New York Times Reviews Deaths of 16 Developmentally Disabled Residents

The following is an excerpt from a New York Times article entitled Deaths in Care: 16 CasesA closer look at the circumstances of death of 16 developmentally disabled people in state or privately run homes over the last decade suggests weaknesses of the… Read More

Prison Sentence for Former Dr. Comfort CEO

The founder of a Mequon company that sells special shoes and inserts for diabetics was sentenced Thursday to a year in federal prison for mail fraud related to the companys improper Medicare reimbursements.Click here to read article. Read More

Bloomberg News: Hospital Errors Occur 10 Times More Than Reported, Study Finds

The following is an article written by Jeffrey Young as it appeared on the Bloomberg News Website on April 6, 2011. Click here to view the story.Hospitals and U.S. regulators fail to record at least 90 percent of patient injuries, infections and other… Read More

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