Category Archives: Boston Law

Medical Mistake in England Reminds of Medical Maladies in the United States

Surgical errors, specially, wrong-patient surgeries, are more common than anyone likes to think. And while no one wants to consider the thought of being wrongfully operated on, that’s exactly what happened to one British man recently; an English doctor mistakenly … Continue reading

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When Statutes of Limitation in Medical Malpractice Claims Are Unjust

A statute of limitation is a law that limits the amount of time that a person has to file a civil suit after negligence has occurred. Each state in the nation is responsible for setting its own statutes of limitation … Continue reading

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Massachusetts & Indiana Medical Malpractice Caps Compared

Legislators of the state of Indiana have proposed an increase of medical malpractice caps. If the legislation is to pass, it will be the first time in more than a decade and half that the cap on damages in medical … Continue reading

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Claims Against Anesthesiologists FINALLY Slowing Down

A recent study, published in mid-January 2016 in Clinical Advisor and presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, sheds some positive light on the medical field: the number of medical malpractice claims filed against anesthesiologists is … Continue reading

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Pursuing a Medical Malpractice Claim as a Member of the U.S. Military

Whether in Boston or Birmingham, San Diego or San Antonio, talk to nearly anyone, anywhere, and they’ll agree that America’s military members deserve the very best that the country has to offer. But while public opinion may be that we … Continue reading

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Medical Malpractice Surgical “Never Events”

There are some things that should never happen during a surgery. Unfortunately, these so-called “never events” are actually much more common than you would think; according to Johns Hopkins Medical Malpractice Study, never events happen at least 4,000 times per … Continue reading

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Should Medical Operations Be Filmed to Reduce Risk of Malpractice?

Too many preventable medical errors occur each and every year in the United States. In terms of surgical errors that cause serious patient harm or death, approximately 4,000 occur each year. To reduce rates of medical errors that are caused … Continue reading

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$9.1 Million Settlement in Medical Malpractice Suit

In mid-October, 2015, a jury in Minnesota awarded an injured victim a settlement amount of $9.1 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit. The settlement was one of the largest in Minnesota’s history, trailing behind an $11 million settlement in in … Continue reading

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Who Is Liable: The Drug Maker or the Doctor?

So far in the year 2015 alone, there have been over 30 drugs recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. These drugs are recalled for a variety of reasons, but often times because taking the drug can pose a … Continue reading

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Can a Mental Health Professional Be Liable for Medical Malpractice?

Doctors who treat patients for physical ailments are not the only ones who may act negligently, thereby causing a patient harm; mental health professionals, like psychologists, may act in a way that is unprofessional and outside of what is reasonable, … Continue reading

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