Author Archives: Doug Lovenberg

Alarm Fatigue: When the Doctor Doesn’t Answer the Alarm

With alarms beeping all day, nurses and doctors can become desensitized to the sound. This happens even more frequently, when many of the alarms are false ones.  When a nurse or doctor fails to check, however, and the alarm isn’t … Continue reading

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What about the catheter?

A urinary catheter is a standard medical device that nearly all healthcare professionals are familiar with. Inserted into a person’s bladder via the urethra, a catheter is used to collect urine when a patient in a hospital cannot control his … Continue reading

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Social Media Abuse of Nursing Home Patients – Cause for Malpractice Suits

The information that is shared on social media is not always positive nor appropriate. That being said, seeing someone rant about their ex or post a picture in which they are scantily clad is not nearly as shocking as what … Continue reading

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Doctor Stress Leads to Medical Malpractice

There’s no doubt that doctors have stressful jobs–between the long hours and the emotional energy spent on treating patients, a career in medicine is one of the most demanding jobs that there is. And, studies show that doctors who have … Continue reading

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Child and Mother Awarded $53 Million in Medical Malpractice Case

A jury in Cook County, Illinois recently came back with a $53 million verdict, to be awarded to a mother and her 12-year-old son, as reported by the Hyde Park Herald. The verdict comes at the conclusion of a lawsuit, … Continue reading

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When Hospital Mismanagement Leads to Patient Harm

When most people think about medical malpractice, they think of specific acts that a doctor takes to cause harm to a patient, e.g. using forceps incorrectly during the delivery of a baby, leaving an object within a patient, and the … Continue reading

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Maternal Mortality and Medical Malpractice Suits on the Rise

Despite the fact that it is one of the most developed countries in the nation, the United States has one of the highest rates of infant mortality and one of the highest rates of maternal mortality. To be sure, a … Continue reading

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What to Do If Your Pediatrician Refuses to See Your Child

Can a Doctor Who Refuses to See an Unvaccinated Child Be Liable for Medical Malpractice? One of the largest medical debates in the country today is that regarding vaccinations. While most in the United States—including the vast majority of health, … Continue reading

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Rates of Healthcare-Associated Infections on the Decline

Healthcare-associated infections, also known as hospital-acquired infections or simply HAIs, are a serious problem in the United States. Targeting those with the weakest immune systems, HAIs can cause devastating medical consequences, including death, for patients in health centers across the … Continue reading

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Medical Malpractice Claims Filed Against the VA on the Rise

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is responsible for coordinating benefits and care for the country’s veterans. And for veterans – disabled and otherwise – one of the fundamental rights supported and funded by the VA is the right … Continue reading

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