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Georgia Hospital Not Liable for Patient’s Death Despite Nurse’s Failure to Follow Orders

Medical malpractice requires proof that a doctor, nurse, or other healthcare provider deviated from the accepted “standard of care,” and that as a direct result of that deviation, the patient suffered some injury. Unfortunately for victims, proving causation is often … Continue reading

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Patients with Capacity Can Make Unsafe Choices

A few days ago, the Supreme Judicial Court of Maine issued an opinion clarifying the implications of patient capacity. When first admitted to Eastern Maine Medical Center, Randy Oliver was drunk and delusional. Since he was incapacitated, a guardian was … Continue reading

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New seat belts designed to keep first responders, patients safe in ambulance crashes

CHICAGO (August 30, 2018) – A new seat belt designed to keep EMTs and Paramedics safe in the event of an ambulance crash will be rolled out this week, according to ABC News. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates nearly … Continue reading

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$3.5 Million Jury Verdict for Patient’s Paralysis After Negligent Cervical Epidural Injection

Harriet Cook, 83, suffered from a degenerative spinal condition in her neck. A pain management specialist, Dr. Michael Rubeis, did a fluoroscopic cervical epidural injection to help with Cook’s pain symptoms. During the procedure, Cook complained of pain. Nevertheless, Dr. … Continue reading

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Rehospitalization Rates for Medicare Patients Soars

According to a recent editorial in the NY Times, an alarming one-fifth of all Medicare patients discharged from the hospital end up back in the hospital within 30 days, and fully a third return within 90 days. If this yo-yoing could … Continue reading

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