Medical Malpractice

CDC: Medical Mistakes Third Leading Cause of Death in U.S.

Michael Eisenberg—a filmmaker based in Chicago—has recently produced a documentary that details the effects of preventable medical mistakes. To Err Is Human—named after a 1999 Institute of Medicine report estimating hospital mistakes killed nearly 98,000 in the U.S.—is to be screened at large hospitals and major healthcare organizations across the country. This fall, the film …

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Two Triangle Hospitals Receive C Grades for Safety

WakeMed Cary, Duke University Hospital Score Below Average Injuries, accidents, infections, and hospital errors account for up to 440,000 patient deaths a year. To educate the public—and hold hospitals to the highest standards of care—the nonprofit Leapfrog Group has released its latest safety report on healthcare facilities in the United States. Locally, both WakeMed Cary …

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Federal Investigators File 36-Page Report Against Local Raleigh Surgical Center

After receiving numerous patient complaints, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services held a 3-day investigation at Blue Ridge Surgical Center in Raleigh. The investigation uncovered serious service failures including performing incorrect surgeries on patients. One patient needed surgery on his left knee, and the operating room was set to perform the procedure …

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Mammogram Quality Problems Lead to Shut Down of Facilities

Each year, more than 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer. Regular screening that utilizes mammogram technology can help diagnose the disease early. However, the results of these tests can sometimes be flawed because of a facility’s failure to meet quality standards. Mammogram quality problems were identified at a Raleigh, North Carolina, medical facility last …

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Another $100-Million Medical Mesh Settlement

A Delaware jury has ordered Boston Scientific to pay $100 million to a woman injured by transvaginal mesh, Reuters reported yesterday. The woman was awarded $25 million in compensatory damages and $75 million in punitive damages due to multiple surgeries and ongoing pain after she had the mesh implanted to help treat her pelvic organ prolapse and …

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Mammogram Quality Problems at Raleigh, NC, Medical Practice

Did you have a mammogram at Richard D. Adelman, M.D., Family Medicine practice in Raleigh, NC? HensonFuerst Attorneys is investigating possible problems with the quality of mammograms performed at this site. On March 24, 2015, the FDA issued a Safety Alert for patients who had a mammogram at that facility any time after August 24, …

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How Doctors and Hospitals Are Protecting Themselves From North Carolina Medical Malpractice Claims

One of the most common reasons North Carolina medical malpractice lawsuits are filed stems from surgeon or their medical teams leaving foreign objects in patients’ bodies following a procedure. Such errors occur in 1 out of every 5,500 surgeries that take place and can lead to pain, inflammation, infection, and possibly death. Experts have found …

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Study Shows Medical Mistakes Are More Common Than You May Think

When we are sick or injured, we expect the medical professionals who are caring for us to make protecting our health and safety a top priority. The North Carolina medical malpractice attorneys with HensonFuerst Injury Lawyers explain that unfortunately, mistakes happen in the medical field, and such errors may occur more frequently than you think. …

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