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Medical Malpractice and Cancer Treatment

More Is Not Always Better Most cancer patients opt for any and all available treatment. Even those with remote chance of helping their condition.  Dr. Lowell Schnipper, the chief of hematology-oncology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, heads the … Continue reading

Diabetes Medical Malpractice

On another page on this site I had commented on diabetes medical malpractice from the medical point of view, i.e. things that the doctor may have done wrong.  Any medical malpractice analysis is a two-way street, i.e. you not only look … Continue reading

Heartburn and Esophageal Reflux

Heartburn or what may be called esophageal reflux is something that most of us experience at one time or another.  In its more extreme form it can develop into what is called gastroesophageal reflux disease also known as GERD. Heartburn Esophageal … Continue reading

The Robotic Surgeon in the Operating Room

More and more hospitals are opting for the robotic surgeon for the purpose of performing certain types of surgery. The robots are expected to cut down on the error rate and occurrences of medical malpractice.  Typically, these robots are now used only … Continue reading

Gynecological Surgery Malpractice

Gynecological surgery has embraced minimally invasive techniques through the use of what is called DualPort technology.  The term “DualPort” refers to the fact that there are two points of entry.  One of them is made at the belly button. The other … Continue reading

Doubling Growth Defense In Misdiagnosis Cases

The doubling growth defense in cancer misdiagnosis cases is frequently misplaced and flawed.  What this defense consists of is the contention that cancer cells grow exponentially in a predictable and orderly fashion, i.e. in effect doubling in size over time.  … Continue reading

Hospital Liability

Hospital liability arises from a number of sources. In looking at this issue it may be best to start by getting a sense of how the hospital is viewed in that area. Its overall reputation may lead you to areas … Continue reading

Podiatric Malpractice

Podiatric malpractice cases are frequently difficult cases because they are well defended by seasoned podiatric defense lawyers that are retained by specialty insurers. These specialty insurers recognize the vagaries of podiatric malpractice cases and therefore frequently hire a defense medical … Continue reading

Checking Out The Doc

Checking Out The Doc Is The First Step In A Medical Malpractice Case In determining whether or not there is a viable medical malpractice case against a physician checking out the doctor may be the first step.  There are several … Continue reading

Breast Cancer Treatment

Breast cancer treatment options from a surgical point of view consist of either mastectomy or lumpectomy. Lumpectomy is not a good option if the tumor is too large or diffuse or if the patient can’t tolerate radiation.  The lumpectomy spares most … Continue reading

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