Doctor with surgical mask and a stethoscope in a hospital hallwaSurgical 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 performed a vasectomy – a semi-permanent sterility procedures – on the wrong patient.

 

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Concept for appointmentA 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 in regards to tort actions. For example, the statute of limitation in New York in medical malpractice claims is 2.5 years, whereas in Massachusetts it is three years.

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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 malpractice cases has been increased. The legislation would raise the cap by $400,000. While that amount may seem monumental, many states in the nation find caps on damages to be unconstitutional, and thereby allow victims to recover unlimited damages amount.

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Stressed NurseA 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 actually declining.

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Soldier salute. Silhouette on sunset sky. Army, 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 should do all we can to serve our military members and their families (just as they have served us), federal lawyers are quietly doing just the opposite. In fact, an ongoing battle to up the government’s sovereign immunity in medical malpractice claims is being pursued. If you are a U.S. military member who is also a victim of medical malpractice, the medical malpractice attorneys at Lovenberg & Associates, P.C. want to meet with you.
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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 year. If you are the victim of a never event, attorney Douglas Lovenberg and the team at Lovenberg & Associates, P.C. can help you to file your medical malpractice claim for damages.

 

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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 by pure negligence, some have suggested requiring that cameras be placed in operating rooms, and mandating that surgeries be filmed. The Boston medical malpractice attorneys at Lovenberg & Associates, P.C. want to meet with you if a surgical error has caused you harm.

 

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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 2000, and a $22 million settlement in 1990. Medical malpractice attorney Douglas Lovenberg can help you to recover a fair settlement amount if you too have been the victim of medical malpractice.

 

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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 risk to the consumer. The following considers who may be liable when a healthcare provider, such as a doctor, prescribes a drug with known dangerous side effects – the drug maker, or the doctor? For assistance in applying this question to your own unique case, consult with the Boston medical malpractice attorneys at Lovenberg & Associates, P.C.

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Swine Flu Fears Spread Throughout MexicoDoctors 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, too. When this occurs—and patient harm results—the affected person may be able to file a medical malpractice suit directly against the at-fault party. If you have been harmed due to a mental health professional’s actions, consult with the Boston medical malpractice attorneys at Lovenberg & Associates, P.C. today.

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