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C. Difficile Infections Affect Half a Million Americans Every Year

Posted on March 6th, 2015

A new study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that nearly half a million people in the United States suffered from C. difficile infections in a single year. What is C Difficile? Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) is a bacterial infection that leads to inflammation of the colon and potentially deadly [...]

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High-Rated Nursing Homes in Maryland Decline

Posted on March 4th, 2015

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently revised the system it uses to rate nursing homes across the country. This results of the ratings are available on the CMS website, which nearly 1.5 million people access every year to get information that will help them make a decision on which nursing home meets [...]

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Plaintiffs Successful in Misdiagnosed Breast Cancer Malpractice Suit

Posted on March 3rd, 2015

An appellate court in California recently upheld the verdict of a trial court in favor of the medical malpractice plaintiffs in a suit brought on by a misdiagnosis of breast cancer. The claim alleged that the defendant physicians were negligent in their misdiagnoses of the woman’s breast cancer, and that had the diagnosis been made [...]

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Budget Would Eliminate Consumer Medical Website in New York

Posted on March 2nd, 2015

The new proposed budget for the state of New York would get rid of a free website available to consumers that provides information on every licensed doctor of medicine and doctor of osteopathy in the state, including information about their medical malpractice histories. The state was first created by the New York Patient Health Infromation [...]

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FDA Issues Warning About Endoscopes

Posted on February 27th, 2015

The FDA issued a statement last week attributing the outbreak of a drug-resistant bacteria at a UCLA hospital to a contaminated endoscope. The statement warned of the inherent dangers of this specific type of endoscope (known as a duodenoscope) that contributed to the spread of the disease, and issued guidance to healthcare providers as to [...]

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CMS Will Implement New Nursing Home Rating System

Posted on February 26th, 2015

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, also known as CMS, has announced a number of revisions to its current system of rating nursing homes throughout the country. Nearly 1.5 million people visit the CMS website every year to access information on prospective nursing homes and use this information to inform their decision on which [...]

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Nursing Home Neglect Leads to 17 Guilty Pleas in New York

Posted on February 25th, 2015

After nursing home negligence was caught on tape at a nursing home in Buffalo, New York, 17 former employees of the home were criminally charged with felonies. The incident, which occurred last year, was resolved this month with the sentencing of the employees, all of which plead guilty to various charges. These included falsification of [...]

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Multiple States Seek to Reform Medical Malpractice Laws

Posted on February 24th, 2015

Legislatures in several states, including Kentucky, West Virginia, and Georgia, have either recently passed or are seeking to pass new reforms to medical malpractice laws in those states that would delay, and make it more difficult for victims of medical malpractice to obtain, justice. Multiple States Seek to Restrict Medical Malpractice Laws Kentucky The Kentucky [...]

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Misdiagnosed Swine Flu Results in $8M Medical Malpractice Verdict

Posted on February 23rd, 2015

Six years after a series of medical errors resulted in the death of her daughter, the child’s mother was awarded $8 million in her medical malpractice case against the defendant physicians. Because the case took place in Louisiana, this verdict was reduced to $500,000 in accordance with the state’s cap on medical malpractice damages. The [...]

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Are You a Victim of Medical Malpractice in Maryland?

Posted on February 20th, 2015

Have you recently received treatment for an illness or injury? Did your condition significantly worsen after the treatment, or did new conditions develop? You may have been a victim of medical malpractice. So what do you do now? In this blog, we’ll talk about what constitutes medical malpractice, and what to do if you believe [...]

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