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Category: Medical Malpractice

Use of Power Morcellators may cause uterine cancer to spread

Posted in Medical Malpractice,Uncategorized on August 8, 2014

A power morcellator is a medical device used most often in female-specific surgeries like hysterectomies. The morcellator is used to grind uterine fibroids into microscopic pieces so that it can then be removed from a woman’s uterus by small incisions in her abdomen. The technique has had widespread appeal for both surgeons and patients in… read more

Supreme Court Rules Nursing Home Responsible for Wrongful Death

Posted in Medical Malpractice,Uncategorized on June 26, 2014

On June 18, 2014, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals issued its opinion in the case of Manor Care, Inc. v. Douglas. The facts of this case surrounded a woman named Dorthy Douglas, an elderly Alzheimer’s patient who as admitted to a nursing home in September 2009. After a few weeks of being in… read more

This Week Is Medication Safety Week

Posted in Medical Malpractice,Uncategorized on April 1, 2014

Medication is something that needs to be prescribed properly as well as consumed properly. Roughly 7 million people misuse or abuse prescription drugs each month. This includes pain relievers, tranquilizers, sedatives and stimulants. Misuse of medication can occur anywhere with anyone including at home, in a nursing home, and on the streets. Nearly 60% of… read more

Do I have a medical malpractice claim?

Posted in Medical Malpractice,Uncategorized on January 29, 2014

Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor harms a patient by failing to perform their medical duties properly. Medical malpractice claims must be proven and have basic requirements. There must have been a doctor-patient relationship, meaning the doctor was hired and agreed to be hired. The doctor had to be negligent in the diagnosis or treatment… read more