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3 Ways to Avoid a C-Section and the Threat of Medical Malpractice

Posted on February 25th, 2019 by Elizabeth

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The United States has one of the highest rates of cesarean sections globally. In some cases, a C-section can be life-saving. In other cases, babies can suffer a catastrophic and irreversible birth injury. For some doctors, the jump to do a C-section has a lot to do with avoiding medical malpractice charges. If a vaginal […]

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Love Yourself: Preventing a Heart Attack Misdiagnosis

Posted on February 13th, 2019 by Elizabeth

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Everyone has heard a story about someone visiting their doctor, being told they were fine, then collapsing of a heart attack upon leaving the building. You can do everything possible to take care of yourself – eat well, exercise, avoid temptations that could harm your heart, and see your doctor regularly – but if a […]

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Can Anesthesia Awareness Be Classified as Medical Malpractice?

Posted on February 6th, 2019 by Elizabeth

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Waking up on the operating table is the stuff of TV shows and nightmares. The popular TV drama Grey’s Anatomy aired an episode where, mid-surgery, a patient under general anesthesia awoke and could smell, hear, and see what was going on without being able to move or speak. But anesthesia awareness can happen in real […]

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“Pharmacist” Commits Medical Malpractice

Posted on February 4th, 2019 by Elizabeth

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Your doctor writes you a prescription. Your pharmacist fills it. You trust these people with your life, without a second thought. What if you found out the person who filled your prescription wasn’t a licensed pharmacist at all? In the California Bay Area, Kim Le signed off on or dispensed 745,355 prescriptions over more than […]

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Can Opioid Deaths Lead to Medical Malpractice Lawsuits?

Posted on January 16th, 2019 by Elizabeth

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The odds of dying from an accidental opioid overdose are greater than the chances of dying in a car accident, according to statistics reported by the National Safety Council (NSC). This begs the question: Could doctors be sued for medical malpractice if a patient who was given an opioid prescription overdoses?

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