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Blog Posts in October, 2010

  • New Study Sheds Light on Unthinkable Surgical Errors

    How often does the wrong arm get amputated from a patient? What about removing a wrong patient's organ? According to a new Colorado medical study that was conducted over a six and a half year period, such surgical blunders unfortunately occur more frequently than previously thought. For example, in Colorado alone - doctors mistakenly operated on the wrong patient at least 25 times, and on the ...
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  • Medical Malpractice Jury Awards $4.6 Million

    A hospital was recently found to have committed medical malpractice when they failed to provide blood to a woman who bled to death after giving birth. Claudia Calcagno, 36, delivered a healthy baby boy on January 18, 2008, but within hours she was dead. The errors that led to Calcagno's death had already begun by the time the baby was born. Evidence showed that a routine order to type and screen ...
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  • National Teen Safe Driving Week

    Family members, friends, educators, and policeman who have been affected and seen the horrors of teen driving deaths are helping to spread the word about the potential fatal repercussions of being distracted while driving can cause during this week's National Teen Safe Driving Week. For its part, The Florida Highway Patrol has been speaking in classrooms and to parent's groups through the week. ...
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  • Thirty Million Dollar Verdict For Car Accident Victim

    A man whose spinal cord was injured when a truck hit his car on an interstate highway on-ramp, has been awarded thirty million dollars. The jury in his car accident case made the multimillion dollar award based on victim Koti Hu's paralysis. Mr. Hu sued the truck owner and the state Department of Transportation. Miami auto accident attorneys noted that the case against the DOT was that the ...
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  • Buoniconti May Have Spinal Cord Injury Cure Breakthrough

    Marc Buoniconti, the son of former Miami Dolphins Hall-of-Famer Nick Buoniconti, was playing in a college football game for The Citadel when he suffered an injury that paralyzed him from the neck down. That was twenty-five years ago. That day ended Marc Buoniconti's football career, but Miami spinal cord injury attorneys are saying it may also mark the beginning of a research project that could ...
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  • New Approaches For Preventing Medical Malpractice

    Honesty pays. In medical malpractice, it would pay doctors and medical organizations to be honest and pay legitimate claims. That was one of the findings of a recent study of the University of Michigan Health System. Beginning in 2001, Michigan changed their approach to malpractice claims. They decided to be up front with patients when errors took place. They decided to pay quickly when a ...
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  • $5 Million Car Accident Verdict Upheld By Court

    DaimlerChrysler appealed a $5 million jury award given to a couple whose unborn son was fatally injured when their Jeep Grand Cherokee backed up out of the blue and pinned the mother against a brick column. A recent ruling by an appellate court rejected the car company's claim that the trial judge made fatal errors in the original trial. August and Juli Guillot won their lawsuit in 2008, when they ...
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