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Common Causes of Limb Loss

With 50,000 new amputations taking place in the U.S. every year, limb loss is an unfortunately common occurrence according to the National Center for Health Statistics. Limb loss can occur for a variety of reasons, but if the limb is amputated properly, amputees can go on to live happy, fulfilling, and independent lives. Although limb […]

Dallas Neurosurgeon Faces Life in Prison after Serial Acts of Medical Malpractice

In a unique case of medical malpractice, a jury indicted Dallas neurosurgeon Christopher Duntsch on numerous counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and subsequently convicted him of causing great bodily harm to an elderly woman. In the court proceedings, prosecutors presented evidence of Duntsch committing serial acts of reckless surgical work and malicious […]

Dangers of Pressure Sores

Any individual who remains in the same position for prolonged periods of time is at risk for developing pressure sores or bed sores.  Pressure sores are injuries to the skin and underlying tissue that are caused by extended periods of pressure, most commonly found in places such as the ankles, back, hips, and tailbone.  For […]

New study reveals commonality of medication errors during surgery

A new study by the Massachusetts General Hospital found that, on average, nearly half of all surgeries involve medication errors directly before, during, or after surgery. This study involved 277 surgeries, in which 124 errors were made that resulted in adverse drug effects. There were over 3,675 medications givens to patients involved in the study, […]

The Need for an Autopsy in Medical Negligence Cases

If you have lost a loved one and suspect that their death was the result of medical negligence, an autopsy is crucial to prosecuting a lawsuit on the Estate’s behalf. We have all heard the phrase, “burden of proof.”  This means that the person or entity that brings a lawsuit (the “Plaintiff”) has the duty […]