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More Inmates Neglected Proper Care

Published on Mar 20, 2019 at 11:49 pm in Medical Malpractice.

A paraplegic inmate at a state prison in Grants, New Mexico developed a cavernous malformation due to uncared for bedsores. The malformation measured at 1.5 inches by 2 inches, and about 1.5 inches deep, exposing his lower back bone. The patient has been in and out of prison for almost a decade, his longest stint […]

Couple Sues Planned Parenthood for Wrongful Birth

Published on Mar 6, 2019 at 11:45 pm in Medical Malpractice.

An Idaho couple has sued a New Mexico Planned Parenthood for wrongful birth. Yes, you read that correctly. Just as a person would sue for a wrongful, or unwanted, death, this Boise couple is suing for a wrongful, unwanted birth. The husband and wife duo drove to Albuquerque to receive a medication abortion, claiming that […]

The Length of a Medical Malpractice Case

Published on Feb 18, 2019 at 11:42 pm in Medical Malpractice.

So often people want to know, “How long does it take to go through a medical malpractice case?” or “How soon will I know if my medical negligence case is won?” Neither of these questions are ones we have direct answers for, unfortunately. Some cases may take just a year and others may take several. […]

Texas vs. Bowie

Published on Feb 5, 2019 at 11:39 pm in Medical Malpractice.

It’s no surprise that most professional athletes leave their career, and sport, with damage to their bodies – some short-term and some chronic. Ex-pitcher of nearly 10 years, Micah Bowie has been struggling to survive (as well as care for his family) due to a re-ruptured thoracic diaphragm. He is scarred on his right lung […]

Veteran Affairs Negligence

Published on Jan 21, 2019 at 11:36 pm in Medical Malpractice.

A medical malpractice case last year left a a Columbia Air Force veteran dead after seeking help at the Dorn Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Columbia, South Carolina. The Dorn Veterans Affairs Medical Center serves about 83,000 veterans each year. The veteran died after receiving a wrongful injection and multiple doses of misdiagnosed medication. The federal government […]

End of Life Options Bill Criticized for Being Suicide Assistance

Published on Jan 9, 2019 at 11:36 pm in Medical Malpractice.

In December of 2018, State Representative Deborah Armstrong of New Mexico pre-filed ‘HB 90’, the Elizabeth Whitfield End of Life Options Act. Being introduced in January of 2019, we will dig deeper into what this bill means, along with how others are interpreting it. The Elizabeth Whitfield End of Life Options Act gives patients with terminal […]

No Doctor On Duty

Published on Dec 17, 2018 at 11:30 pm in Medical Malpractice.

Electronic Intensive Care Unit, eICU or also known as tele-ICU, is a new technique of monitoring patients, no matter where they are. By use of alarms, cameras, microphones and other tools, a doctor is able to keep a relatively close eye on patients even once out of their physical vicinity. While this is a big […]

3rd Leading Cause of Death

Published on Dec 3, 2018 at 11:29 pm in Medical Malpractice.

It’s an interesting comparison – medical malpractice lawsuits are fairly rare in the grand scheme of things, however medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in America. If so many lives are ended due to the malpractice or negligence of a healthcare professional or institution, why aren’t there more lawsuits seen in court? […]

Medical Malpractice in the Military

Published on Nov 20, 2018 at 11:26 pm in Medical Malpractice.

Under the Feres Doctrine, any family or loved ones or living military troops may not sue the military for deaths or injuries brought on by service with the military. The reason this was initially implemented sixty-eight years ago, was so that grieving families could not bring a lawsuit against the military in which their spouse […]

The Public’s Right to Know Malpractice Settlements

Published on Nov 14, 2018 at 11:22 pm in Medical Malpractice.

In a recent medical malpractice case in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, a judge has opened the court to a $19.5 million settlement. A mother received “reckless” and negligent care prior to giving birth to her son, which allegedly caused him to be born with severe brain injuries. Known as hypoxic brain injury, the newborn will be […]

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