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$22 MillionRobyn Frankel vs. Palo Alto Medical Foundation GroupJury verdict for paralysis caused to patient after an unnecessary procedure.
$4.25 MillionSettlement for failure to quickly respond to a minor plaintiff’s hyperthermia after surgery resulting in catastrophic injuries including brain damage
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Medical Malpractice Law Blog

Is Overtreatment Considered Medical Malpractice?

According to the National Cancer Institute, overtreatment is the treatment of a cancer (or any other health problem or disorder) that would have been asymptomatic or gone away on its own. Overtreatment can include unnecessary tests, screenings and treatments. Recent studies have discussed “overtreatment” in detail. A study in PLOS One reviewed what physicians believe [ Read More ]

Diagnostic Errors: Common Causes and Possible Outcomes

Medical mistakes kill an estimated 251,000 to 440,000 U.S. patients each year. Depending on which study you are referencing, the number of deaths will vary. We simply do not know how many U.S. patients are killed by medical mistakes each year. Many other patients suffer serious (sometimes permanent) injuries. There are different types of medical [ Read More ]

How Can I Find My Doctor’s Medical Malpractice History?

Nobody is perfect. However, when a doctor or a surgeon makes a mistake, the consequences can be devastating. It’s important that you are comfortable with your doctor. Looking up his or her history of medical malpractice complaints can either put your mind at ease or save you from potential disaster. How to Find a Doctor’s [ Read More ]

New Study Reports “Doctor Burnout” May Lead to Medical Errors

The Mayo Clinic recently reported in a new national study that 55 percent of medical professionals experience “doctor burnout.” The study also reports that this 55percent of doctors are more likely to make medical errors. “Doctor burnout” is often characterized by its symptoms of exhaustion, depersonalization and decreased effectiveness. This syndrome affects many individuals working [ Read More ]

New Study Shows the Potential Health Risks of a Concussion

Scientists at the University of Southern California and University of San Francisco reported that patients who have experienced concussions or traumatic brain injuries (TBI) could benefit from subsequent visits to healthcare professionals. The studies report that 4 million people experience traumatic brain injuries such as a concussion but only 2 out of 5 individuals seek [ Read More ]

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