Category Archives: Boston Law

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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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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Boston Medical Malpractice Actions: 5 Things to Think About First

Filing a lawsuit after being harmed by a medical professional is by no means the easiest thing to do. But in some cases, it may be the right thing to do. However, before you rush into legal action, consider these … Continue reading

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What Is an “Offer of Proof” in a Boston Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

One of the most essential reasons to work with a Boston medical malpractice attorney if you are a malpractice victim is for assistance in navigating the complicated legal system. To be sure, filing a medical malpractice claim is not as … Continue reading

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Arsenic in Rice Cereals and Lawsuits Against Pediatricians

Most parents of infants use rice-based cereals and baby foods to transition their child from breast milk (or formula) to solid foods. And the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends just this – beginning with dry infant rice cereal, and then … Continue reading

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Can I File a Lawsuit Against an Alternative Health Practitioner?

When you seek care from a medical professional for a health concern, you’ll probably notice a set of letters next to the healthcare professional’s printed name. These letters – M.D., R.N., or N.P. – tell you that the person from … Continue reading

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C-Sections and Medical Malpractice

Cesareans, or C-sections, and their proliferation over the past 15 years have become an issue of increasing concern among patient safety advocates and medical professionals. Statistics indicate that the rate has increased by 50% during this period so that a … Continue reading

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7 Most Overly Diagnosed Conditions

Over the past decade, there has been a surge in the reported number of certain conditions. The following takes a look at seven of the most overly diagnosed conditions in the U.S. – if you’ve had your condition misdiagnosed, the … Continue reading

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1% of Doctors: 32% of Malpractice Claims

Professionals in any kind of occupation have their share of bad apples, or those who make the rest of the profession look bad. Physicians are no different and a study from the New England Journal of Medicine confirmed that a … Continue reading

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When Drug Shortages Lead to Patient Harm

It’s hard to imagine that in Boston – one of the most developed cities in one of the most developed countries in the world – drug shortages in hospitals would be a concern. But all across the nation, that’s exactly … Continue reading

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