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Half of the injuries and deaths during childbirth in America are preventable

The United States is the most dangerous country in the developed world to give birth in, according to a recent report by USA Today. American women suffer from injuries and death that, at least half the time, were preventable at a rate that is unmatched by countries like the United Kingdom. Annually, 50,000 American women… Read More


Chicago doctor treats patients with cat saliva and vodka

Authorities in Illinois recently found that a Chicago children’s doctor was creating vaccines out of cat saliva and vodka to treat his patients, an article of Health Aim reported on October 4. Reports said health care providers filed a medical malpractice complaint against Doctor Ming Te Lin, alleging that he was making his own version of… Read More


Doctors work while ill despite knowing hazards

A lot of medical practitioners in the U.S. admitted to going to work while ill, even while understanding the risk this may pose to patients, Reuters reported on June 6. In the 536 children hospital medical practitioners surveyed, 83 percent stated that they reported to work in 2014 even when they were ill, although over 95 percent of… Read More


CVS Pharmacy mistake costs man his eyesight

A lawsuit has recently been filed against CVS Pharmacy after a mistakenly dispensed medication costed a man his eyesight. The lawsuit against CVS was filed by Houston resident Claudis Alston, 65, claiming he lost sight in his left eye after administering the medication that CVS had dispensed to treat his eye infection, otherwise known as… Read More


Medical practitioners’ drug dependency endangers patients

A review conducted by the USA TODAY revealed that more than 100,000 medical practitioners nationwide have a dependency on prescription drugs, which can negatively effect quality of medical care and endanger the lives of patients. The data obtained from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration estimated that 103,000 medical professionals nationwide are abusing… Read More


Red Sox pitcher, Bobby Jenks, discusses discusses serious spinal error

Red Sox pitcher, Bobby Jenks, is now discussing the possibility of taking legal action after an error occurred in the operating room this December. Jenks told reporters about a surgical error that was made during a surgery on Dec. 12. According the Jenks, he went into Mass. General in order to have surgery on bone… Read More


Federal appeals court upheld $29M medical malpractice verdict

A federal appeals court has recently upheld a $29.1 million medical malpractice verdict that was awarded to a Gurnee boy after a medical malpractice lawsuit. The lawsuit stated that government-employed doctors at Chicago’s Northwestern Hospital were negligent when they did not take the appropriate measure to prevent from infection and failed to diagnose a neonatal… Read More


Family wins $3 million in midwife medical malpractice case

The family of a disabled 10-year old girl recently won $3 million in a medical malpractice case involving a midwife that helped in the child’s delivery. The girl was born with a rare genetic disorder called Kabuki Syndrome, but the jury decided that this was not the only reason for the girl’s medical problems. According to… Read More


Man loses sight after surgery, sues doctor and hospital

A man is suing a hospital and a surgeon after losing his sight in a surgery on his spine. The man went in for lumbar spine surgery in May 2010 in order to remove bone fragments from his body. After the 250 minute surgery, the man awoke and was unresponsive and had low blood pressure.… Read More


Board of trustees approves medical malpractice suits

University of Illinois Board of Trustees has recently approved a $16.2 million settlement after a man suffered a brain injury in the care of the nursing staff at the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center. According to the lawsuit, the former police officer suffered from a brain injury after the hospital staff failed to… Read More