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Category: Medical Malpractice

Caring About Conduct

02/17/2010
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In legal cases, a term regularly shows up: “standard of care”. It is talked about, defined and ruled on by the court. In many state statutes, the term is defined as something similar to: “that level of care, skill, and treatment which, in light of all relevant surrounding circumstances, is […]

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Justice for All? Not Always.

11/3/2009
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In his June 11, 1963 civil rights address, President John F. Kennedy confronted head-on the unfair treatment of African Americans in our society under our then-existing system of laws. President Kennedy, in imploring Congress to pass fundamental civil rights legislation, stated: “…the old code of equity law under which we […]

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Fertility Clinics Need Zero Tolerance for Error

09/28/2009
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Recently, a woman was impregnated at a fertility clinic with another woman’s embryo.  The woman has decided to give birth and give the baby to the biological mother.  This preventable and heart breaking mistake should not have happened. There have also been mistakes in which parents have had their eggs […]

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What is in a Lawsuit?

09/15/2009
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Once upon a time there was an insurance crisis…a lawsuit crisis…a medical malpractice crisis…a series of crisis manufactured by industries who have a need for consumers to have someone other than them to blame. The insurance industry, the healthcare industry, Associated Industries — the business of business organizations; they all […]

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Entire System Failure is not Simply a Mistake

08/21/2009
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St. Mary’s Hospital in West Palm Beach issued a statement relating to the wrong medication errors during the treatment of Tesome Sampson and her unborn child: “On Sept. 4, 2008, a patient came to St. Mary’s in extremely premature labor. Due to a medication error, the patient was given medication […]

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Helping Your Physician to Do No Harm

08/10/2009
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There is an old saying that if you have your health you have everything.  Anyone who has ever suffered a debilitating injury or lost a loved one to injury or disease knows this reality all too well.  We are also told by medical experts that an ounce of prevention is […]

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