Medical Negligence

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Lawsuits Claim Modern Vascular Pushed Unnecessary Treatments for Profit

Modern Vascular opened its first clinic in Arizona in 2017 to treat patients with clogged arteries in an outpatient setting. Historically, procedures for unclogging arteries have always been performed in a hospital or surgical center. However, newer technology made it both possible and safe to provide this care in an…

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Local Gallup Hospital Severely Understaffed Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Severe staffing deficiencies and poor executive decisions at the Rehoboth McKinley Christian Hospital has created an environment that staff physicians and nurses are calling dangerous. In the last two weeks, the death of one patient due to alleged health workers’ “gross mismanagement” and another due to an improperly positioned ventilator,…

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PKSD Newsletter: Investigation Finds Surgery Centers Have Poor Oversight and Unqualified Staffs

In this month’s edition of You Should Know, PKSD’s newsletter, we discuss some of the findings from a joint investigation by Kaiser Health News and USA TODAY into ambulatory surgical centers (ASC) and how they are putting patients at risk for complications and injuries. This month’s newsletter explains that many…

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When Can a Hospital be Held Liable for Medical Negligence?

Most medical malpractice cases deal with doctors and other medical professionals who injured patients by acting negligently. However, sometimes medical facilities and hospitals are held liable for malpractice. If you believe that you were injured by a negligent hospital or medical facility, contact an experienced medical malpractice lawyer in Milwaukee…

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Diseases That are Commonly Misdiagnosed by Doctors

Misdiagnosis is one of the most common forms of medical malpractice. It occurs when a doctor fails to make a diagnosis or when he or she misdiagnoses the patient with the wrong illness. Misdiagnosis can cause substantial injury to patients because they are not receiving treatment for the ailment they…

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How Medication Errors Happen and Strategies to Avoid Them

In the latest edition of the PKSD newsletter, You Should Know, our trusted attorneys explain how there has been a rise in medication errors as more Americans take prescription drugs. According to estimates from the Institute of Medicine, approximately 1.5 million people are injured each year because of a medication…

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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 received poor care from a medical professional,…

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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 the misdiagnosis occurred out of negligence, the practitioner might be liable for…

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UnitedHealthcare Can Sue Over Medicare Advantage Overpayment Rule

A U.S. District of Columbia Court ruled that UnitedHealthcare can sue the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) over a 2014 ruling that made Medicare Advantage overpayments a violation of the False Claims Act. CMS Medicare Fraud Ruling A 2014 CMS rule under the Affordable Care Act states that…

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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 from Medicare. As required by the Affordable Care Act,…

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