Category Archives: Medical Malpractice

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Tort Law and Health Care

Within the general field of health care there is a good deal of discussion of tort law and health care because tort actions comprise what are more commonly known as medical malpractice or medical negligence actions.  In medical malpractice or medical negligence … Continue reading

Surgery Center Negligence

Surgery center negligence has become a big issue since the death of Joan Rivers. Joan Rivers, the famous comedian, passed away during the course of a routine procedure.  The procedure was performed in a surgery center operated by her GI … Continue reading

Ruptured Aneurysm

A ruptured aneurysm is typically a catastrophic event. An aneurysm may be in the brain or it may be in other parts of the body.  The ruptured aneurysm frequently leaves the patient barely conscious and in shock with massive internal … Continue reading

Unnecessary Hip Replacement

Hip replacement surgery has become the bread and butter of many orthopaedic surgeons.  Many of these surgeries are simply unnecessary.  Hip pain, where there is no arthritis, typically is a clue to the fact that impending hip replacement surgery may … Continue reading

Pediatric Heart Defects

A DC-Metro woman who is also a physician with the FDA gave birth to her third child in 2009; a seemingly healthy baby girl who nursed well and had gained weight before her very first pediatrician’s appointment. When the baby … Continue reading

Uterine Fibroids

Uterine fibroids are noncancerous tumors or growths in the muscles of the uterus.  These fibroids can get quite sizeable and as a result of their size cause heavy bleeding, urinary frequency, constipation, bloating, pain and interference with the ability to … Continue reading

Eye Malpractice

Laser surgery has become popular in the last many years.  Most eye malpractice claims arise from this type of surgery.   Eye Malpractice Caused by Laser Surgery There are two main types of such surgery.  One type is the traditional … Continue reading


A Washington Post article of December 24, 2013 addresses the issue of colonoscopy and how effective they are.  The evidence is fairly clear that they are highly effective in preventing colorectal cancer.  Colorectal cancer is the second deadliest type of cancer.  The … Continue reading

Chiropractic Malpractice

Although chiropractic malpractice may come in many forms, one of the more devastating forms arises from a manipulation called “cracking the neck”.  This cervical procedure involves a sharp manipulation to the neck. Chiropractic Malpractice-Cervical Manipulations Some patients have experienced immediate … Continue reading

Federal Medical Malpractice

Federal medical malpractice consisting of medical negligence at a federal facility is governed by the Federal Tort Claims Act.  These federal facilities could be military bases, veterans’ hospitals or conceivably federal clinics.  The actual provider must be a federal employee … Continue reading

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