Majority of Medical Malpractice Claims are Due to Diagnostic Errors

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In the last 25 years diagnostic errors – not surgical mistakes or medication overdoses – accounted for the largest number of medical malpractice claims in the U.S. A misdiagnosis can be scary and costly with patients receiving health care, surgery, and/or medications that are not medically necessary. How does a diagnostic error happen? There are … Read More

Florida Personal Injury Attorneys Answer: Can I Sue a Doctor?

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A patient may bring a medical malpractice lawsuit against a doctor, healthcare provider or a hospital if they can prove the parties failed to perform their duties competently and with a reasonable standard of care.  Medical mistakes can cause new or aggravated injuries that result in permanent damage, and sometimes in death. According to an … Read More

FDA Considers Morcellator Risks after Harvard Study

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In, April 2014, The FDA issued a safety communication discouraging doctors from using power morcellator devices to remove uterine fibroids because of risk of spreading undiagnosed cancer throughout the abdominal cavity.  A recent from The Cancer Letter, an online source on development of cancer therapies, cancer research funding and health care finance, legislation and policy published … Read More

Transvaginal Mesh Studies Show Product Knowledge is Low

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The American Urological Association (AUA) held a special press conference at their May Annual Scientific Meeting in Orlando, FL to announce the results of four studies conducted by medical research centers throughout the U.S. The studies centered around patient knowledge and perception of transvaginal mesh products prior to surgery as well as after mesh removal. … Read More

Transvaginal Mesh Manufacturer Agrees to $830M to Settle Cases

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Another transvaginal mesh manufacturer has agreed to settle transvaginal mesh injury lawsuits. According to a Reuters article titled: “Endo agrees to $830 million settlement of vaginal-mesh cases,” Endo International Plc said Wednesday it has agreed to pay $830 million for lawsuits brought by women claiming they were injured by transvaginal mesh devices. The company said … Read More

FDA Proposes Transvaginal Mesh Classified to High Risk

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It appears after six years and thousands of lawsuits for transvaginal mesh injuries, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is proposing to reclassify the surgical mesh for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) repair to a “high-risk device.” Med Page Today, a news service for physicians, published an article titled: “FDA Wants High-Risk Label for Transvaginal … Read More

The Safety of Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Medical Devices

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It’s a common assumption that all new medical devices go through the same rigorous safety tests before being introduced into the marketplace. However, the agency in charge of overseeing the release of medical devices, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or FDA, has determined that some devices require pre-market approval and that others do not. … Read More

Consumer Reports Warns About Hip and Knee Replacement Risks

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Those seeking hip or knee replacement surgery are almost always focused on one thing: increased mobility or pain alleviation. A recent Consumer Reports’ Safe Patient Project shared on WMC-TV article titled: “Consumer Reports: Hip and knee replacement caution” reminds people considering hip or knee replacements that there can be serious complications associated with the surgery that they … Read More

Florida Defective Medical Device Attorneys Explain Metal-on-Metal Implant Injuries

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People who elect to have hip or knee replacement surgery expect a reasonable amount of pain relief and increased range of motion as a result of these invasive procedures. Given the advances in medical device technology, there is no reason to think otherwise. However, some defective medical devices are not living up to their promise … Read More

NuvaRing Contraceptive Risks and Malpractice Lawsuit Options

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A recent study on the contraceptive NuvaRing (manufactured by Merck & Co., Inc.) found that users of vaginal rings with ethinyl estradiol and etonogestrel (such as NuvaRing) have an increased risk of blood clots compared to non-users. As a result, lawsuits have been filed that allege the companies involved concealed the health risks associated with using the NuvaRing. … Read More