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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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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

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

WI Senator Proposes Change to Medical Malpractice Law

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

Mercy Medical Center Settles over Deaf Services

On the front page of the Des Moines Register today was the powerful story of a Des Moines woman who fought for a necessary change in policy at Mercy hospital, and won. Polly Fullbright took her husband to the emergency room at Mercy hospital in Des Moines… Read More

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