Watch for Medical Malpractice Among Health Tech Hazards in 2016

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Over the past few years, our personal injury lawyers have been representing more clients in cases of defective or improperly used medical devices. Although part of this may be due to an expansion of our interests in this area, health technology is a growing part of the practice of medicine and this no doubt has something to do with the fact that we are seeing more defective products in potential medical malpractice cases.

Study: Frequent Medication Errors During Surgery

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A study of surgical procedures at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital found that there are medication errors or adverse drug events in almost half of all surgeries.

Report: Medical Diagnostic Errors Effect Most Americans

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12 Million Americans suffer a wrong or late diagnosis by our medical system each year. At this rate, most Americans will have at least one error in their lives, according to a new report by an institute of the National Academy of Sciences.

Recorded Surgeries May Be Future of Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

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Medical malpractice litigation frequently requires doctors acting as experts to opine about what happened in the operating room based on the notes of the surgical staff and subsequent treatment by physicians. However, laws under consideration by the legislature of Wisconsin and possibly New York would allow patients to have their surgeries recorded. When things go wrong, this could make it easier for medical malpractice attorneys to prove that the medical team was negligent in their patient care.

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