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Insurance Company Denies Negligence After Surgeon Admits to Fatal Mistake

When a doctor is guilty of medical malpractice, it is his or her insurance company who pays the compensation: it’s why medical malpractice insurance exists. So when a doctor makes a fatal error and admits to it, it seems reasonable to assume that the insurance company would compensate the victim’s family. Unless you’re the sons [...]

Chicago Area Doctor Fails to Advise Patient That He Still Had Cancer

One of the more commonly misdiagnosed forms of cancer is bladder cancer. It is particularly insidious because of its high rate of recurrence; patients often require multiple tests and follow-up treatments after the initial course of action. Many patients have surgery to remove the cancerous tumors, but people with an aggressive, invasive form of the [...]

Medical Negligence and HIV Misdiagnoses

Any misdiagnosed disease or condition can be deadly because the conditions are left untreated or receive the wrong treatment. For people who are given a false-negative diagnosis for HIV, the results can be catastrophic: not only might they fail to get the treatments they need, but they could unknowingly and unwillingly infect others with the [...]

What Happened to Joan Rivers?

Celebrities are not immune from the risks of surgery. Their families are not immune from the heartbreak of bad surgical results. When comedy icon Joan Rivers went into cardiac arrest on August 28th, she was reportedly undergoing a procedure on her vocal cords. The vocal cords are delicate instruments, however, and doctors who perform even [...]

Diagnostic Errors Top the List of Large Payouts, Says Johns Hopkins

One of six preventable medical errors are due to a misdiagnosis. Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore conducted research into which medical malpractice claims are awarded the largest sums in payouts, according to an article in Claims Journal. The payouts study was published in the Journal for Healthcare Quality, a peer-reviewed journal published by the [...]

The Loss of Consortium Claim

It is generally accepted that the first loss of consortium claim was filed in 1950 in Hitaffer v. Argonne Co., 183 F.2d 811 (D.C. Cir., 1950). It was a novel case at the time; a man, injured at work, was paid benefits by Workers’ Compensation, but his wife filed the claim. Though the claim was [...]

Proposition 46 Takes Aim at Medical Malpractice Caps

We are no strangers to the dangers of tort reform at Plaxen & Adler, P.A. As Legislative Chairman of the Maryland Association for Justice and Chairman of the Maryland Association for Justice Political Action Committee, Bruce Plaxen has testified at Legislative Hearings dozens and dozens of times against tort reform. We’ve written about the damage [...]

Mandatory Drug and Alcohol Testing for Doctors and Medical Personnel

If you’re familiar with the television shows Nurse Jackie and House, you’re aware of the dangers associated with doctors who abuse illegal and prescribed substances. But while Dr. House always managed to keep himself in control and save the day, patients in Maryland and throughout the United States have not always been as lucky as [...]

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