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Blog Posts in July, 2012

  • Distractions During Surgery Lead to Serious Medical Malpractice Accidents

    A recent study sheds some disturbing light on the occurrence of medical malpractice during surgery. The study focused on how young surgeons react to environmental distractions while performing a procedure. Study results were revealed in the Archives of Surgery online publications during mid-July of 2012. Researchers studied young surgeons in training who were working on surgical simulations rather ...
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  • New Hampshire Takes Bold Step to Limit Medical Malpractice Awards

    Many states are battling extremely high health care costs as a result of massive damage awards given to victims of medical malpractice and negligence. Various efforts have been both proposed and taken by many different states, New Hampshire being the most recent of them. New Hampshire has taken a very bold approach, known as the ‘Early Offer’, in an attempt to curb the massive costs of medical ...
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  • Largest Jury Award Even In Pennsylvania Given

    A jury recently awarded mourning parents 78 million dollars, the single largest damage award even handed down in the state of Pennsylvania. These parents lost their little girl to spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy when she was only three years old. The cerebral palsy was the direct result of medical malpractice on behalf of the family’s obstetrician. Our Illinois medical malpractice attorneys ...
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  • Georgia: Replacing the Medical Malpractice System?

    Throughout the years, many have complained about the inadequacies of the current medical malpractice system. The most prevalent of these complaints is that damage awards have grown to be so immense that it is debilitating the health care industry. Some have even claimed this effect is disincentivizing students from becoming physicians. But while many have expressed their displeasure with the ...
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  • Leucovorin Nationally Recalled Over Serious Medicinal Defect

    Three lots of Leucovorin, the pharmaceutical commonly used to prevent noxious side effects of chemotherapy medications, were recently recalled because of concerns that the drug contained dangerous amounts of particulate matter. The recall specifically applies to shipments that were distributed from January to June of 2011, with expiration of dates spanning until 2013. The immense size of this ...
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  • Trial Over Tragic Iowa Crash Delayed Again for Medical Reasons

    A family still grieving two years after a fatal car accident may have to wait a little bit longer for a court decision that will give them peace of mind. The driver charged with 2 counts of vehicular homicide, and multiple other counts for injuring others involved has again filed for a delay of court proceedings. Our auto accident attorneys know all to well how difficult it is for victims to await ...
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  • Are Big Fiscal Penalties Enough to Punish Large Drug Companies?

    July 2, 2012 will go down as a notable day in the history books for pharmaceutical drug company Glaxo Smith Kline (GSK). Yesterday after ongoing disputes with the federal government over some of their popular drug products, GSK announced a three billion dollar settlement. Three billion dollars has nine zeros after it. To many people that is a lot of money, but in the wake of the announcement, ...
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