Monthly Archives: November 2016

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Preventing Medical Malpractice

The team approach in medicine may well be on the horizon.  In a December 2, 2012 article in The Washington Post a young physician reported on the team approach within the Veterans Administration system. The team approach, as the name … Continue reading


Orthopedists are frequent players in personal injury claims.  Orthopedic surgery or the general field of orthopedics deals with injuries to the skeletal system and to the muscular system.  In any serious muscular or skeletal injury an orthopedic surgeon should be … Continue reading

Ophthalmological Medical Malpractice

Eye surgery is becoming more and more prevalent in particular as the population ages and as a result ophthalmological medical malpractice is more common. There are several conditions that may necessitate eye surgery. Cataracts are a result of the clumping … Continue reading

Drug Injuries

Tainted Steroids Cause Drug Injuries Tainted steroids from a compounding pharmacy in Massachusetts have infected potentially hundreds of pain medicine patients. The particular drug that was contaminated is methyl-prednisolone acetate.  This is an injectable pain medication that is injected into … Continue reading

Obstetric Medical Malpractice

Obstetric medical malpractice is most often seen in birth injuries such as brachial plexus and cerebral palsy but may also be seen in certain actions, omissions or results of the birthing process as set forth below. Vaginal Birth After Caesarean … Continue reading

Birth Injuries

Birth injury is seen in a number of forms and in some cases may be the result of medical malpractice by the doctor. Cerebral Palsy Cerebral palsy has been thought to be a product of oxygen loss during the birthing … Continue reading

Product Liability Claims Around The Home

Product Liability Claims Around the Home-Burn Injuries Burn injuries around the home are a common phenomenon.  The products that may be the source of the burn are varied: household furniture mattresses or mattress pads electronic toys lighters stoves Household furniture … Continue reading

Specific Product Liability Cases

Machine Entrapment Machine entrapment cases are considerably less common today than they were years ago principally because of guarding techniques that have been employed by manufacturers and the success of product liability lawyers in promoting safety.  The most common entrapment … Continue reading

Product Liability Generally

Product Defects and Federal Preemption The Preemption Doctrine states essentially that where the federal government has passed legislation and has intended to, so to speak, occupy that particular field then the 50 states cannot intervene in terms of passing legislation … Continue reading

Product Liability and Auto Injury

Product Defects in Autos Rollover injuries continue to be a problem with many vehicles The doctrine of crashworthiness is a component of product liability law which  was developed many years ago and is based upon the duty of auto manufacturers … Continue reading

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