Medical Malpractice

Failure of Surgical Mesh a Serious Worry for Women

Surgical mesh is a common medical product used to repair conditions in which body organs need extra support. For example, one of the most common uses has been to repair hernias. In women, surgical mesh is also used to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or stress urinary incontinence (SUI), conditions that occur when the muscles …

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Be On Guard for Medication-Related Injuries

Yesterday’s online edition of The New York Times reported on the frightening rise of medication-related injuries. Between 2004 and 2008, the number of people treated in hospitals for medication errors rocketed up by 50%, from 1.2 million to 1.9 million individuals. People were hospitalized because of worrisome side effects after taking the medication as prescribed, …

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Doctors Could Do More to Protect Patients' Safety

In a special online publication by the British Medical Journal Quality & Safety, researchers report the results of a poll of doctors in the United States and Great Britain about various aspects of professional behavior. The results are surprising, and not all in a good way. The following are the answers given by the U.S. …

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Let Juries Decide

The ideal doctor is brilliant, caring, and infallible. Unfortunately, that ideal is impossible. At HensonFuerst Attorneys, we handle enough medical malpractice cases to know that doctors and hospitals make mistakes. Many times those “mistakes” could have been prevented if standard medical had been given, or if the hospital followed proper quality procedures. When serious, preventable …

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