Category Archives: Medical malpractice law

Jury Begins Deliberations In $412M Bellwether Trial Over Monsanto’s ‘Roundup’ Weedkiller

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Direct Supervision by Attending Does Not Decrease Medical Errors, Study Says

Hospital negligence can lead to devastating harm. If you or your loved one has sustained an injury due to a medical professional’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your harm. At DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Personal Injury Lawyers, in addition to compensation, we are committed to getting clients the justice they deserve in their case. If you believe you have a valid Rochester medical malpractice claim, it is important to act as soon as possible after the incident. According to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, having attending physicians participate on work rounds does not reduce the rate of medical errors made by medical residents in a large academic hospital. In fact, data show that a larger attending physician presence may negatively affect resident education, since residents often feel intimidated and less empowered to make decisions. The trial included 22 attending physicians, who provided….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Opiod death prevention in the construction industry

Construction workers have one of the highest risk of suffering from personal injury during their activity. According to the National Safety Council, more than 70,000 construction workers are injured every year in the US with back injuries and hand injuries being the most common. Nearly all construction workers will suffer at least one occupation related injury during their lifetime. Researchers also found that a construction worker that has a career longer than 45 years has a 75% risk of suffering a disabling injury. Therefore it is not surprising that construction workers are being prescribed a lot of opioids to treat the pain caused by these injuries. Usually workers receive compensation during the time that they are injured but it is often not enough to make up for lost pay. Therefore many injured construction workers are using opioids to get back to work faster. Continue reading →.. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Surgery Centers not mandated to report death or serious injuries in 17 States

Our Medical Malpractice Attorneys Jeffrey Bloom and Ben Rubinowitz represented the family  of Joan Rivers after she died during a routine endoscopy at a Manhattan surgery center. Sadly many other patients have died following complications or surgical errors at this type of center as many States still do not have regulations that may prevent them. For example in most of the country there is no law that prohibits a doctor who was laid off by a hospital for misconduct to open a surgery center. A recent USA TODAY NETWORK and Kaiser Health News investigation found that a surgery center in Arkansas 3 people died during colonoscopy procedures in 15 weeks and none of them were reported to an oversight authority. Patients coming for procedures were obviously not aware of these deaths either. This must change. The lack of oversight continues to kill patients at surgery centers Continue reading →.. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Homeowners, Insurance Cos Brawl With State Over $80M+ In Wildfire Damage As Trial Begins

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