Category: Medical Negligence

Universal Life Insurance Policies Under Fire

Posted On: September 20, 2016 under
Universal Life Insurance Policies
Of all the insurance policies people are advised to have, life insurance is one of the most important. Because it protects a person’s dependents financially after that person dies, it is strongly advised that everyone with a family have some sort of life insurance policy. Unfortunately, according.. Read More »

Failure to Investigate Patient Abuse in a Timely Manner Hampers Care in Tennessee

Posted On: November 24, 2015 under
A shocking, disheartening new report out from the Tennessee State Comptroller’s Office details the multiple failures of the Tennessee Board for Licensing Health Care Facilities in investigating nursing home, long-term care facility, and hospital complaints in a reasonable timeframe. Not only are investigations taking much too long..
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Preventable Medical Mistakes are the Third Leading Cause of Death

Posted On: July 24, 2014 under
preventing medical malpractice
Hospital ErrorsIn 1999, the landmark study was published by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), To Err is Human, which estimated that approximately 98,000 people die each year due to preventable medical errors. At the time, many argued the number was too high. If accurate, it would have.. Read More »

Delays in Care at Chattanooga VA Clinic

Posted On: June 25, 2014 under
Medical malpractice or delayed medical care may have led to the death of more than 1,000 veterans over the past 10 years, according to a recent report issued by the office of the office of Senator Tom Coburn. A nationwide audit issued by the Department of Veterans..
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FDA Recalls Dialysis Drug

Posted On: June 2, 2014 under
After receiving two reports of injury and one report of death, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a Class 1 Recall of NaturaLyte Liquid Bicarbonate Concentrate, which is used in hemodialysis machines. The FDA’s Class 1 Recall classification is considered the most serious type of recall...
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FDA to Investigate Safety of da Vinci Surgical System

Posted On: June 21, 2013 under
An Urgent Medical Device Notification has been issued because of severe injuries occurring during surgeries using the da Vinci Surgical Robot. The da Vinci Surgical System is a set of instruments that allows a surgeon to view the patient’s anatomy on a computer screen and perform operations..
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Tennessee Part of Multi-State Trial Testing New Mesothelioma Treatment Drug

Posted On: August 23, 2012 under
The Mesothelioma & Asbestos Awareness Center reports that a new drug manufactured by Bayer HealthCare is in the midst of being tested by means of Phase I clinical trials. The new mesothelin-targeting antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) has been given orphan drug designation by the U.S. Food and Drug..
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Blood Thinning Medication Pradaxa Linked to Fatal Bleeding in Patients

Posted On: May 7, 2012 under
product liability dangerous drugs
The German manufacturers of the relatively new blood thinning medication Pradaxa are facing significant legal trouble as claims against them are making their way into U.S. courts, according to Injuryboard.com. Pradaxa was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in October of 2010, and between.. Read More »

Brain Injury Awareness Month Highlights Dangers for Athletes

Posted On: March 21, 2012 under
athletes have a higher risk for brain injury
The month of March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, which was created to increase awareness of the causes and consequences of brain injury and emphasize the need for prevention. In addition, this important awareness month underlines the need for brain injury research, education, and advocacy on behalf.. Read More »

Judge Names Lead Attorneys in Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuits

Posted On: March 19, 2012 under
According to Bloomberg.com, the judge who is overseeing the lawsuits regarding Actos, the medicine used to treat type 2 diabetes, and the potential risk of bladder cancer for patients has appointed 19 plaintiffs’ lawyers to manage litigation involving U.S. claims. The federal lawsuits against the diabetes drug manufacturer Takeda were..
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