Medical Malpractice – Consumer Advice
Parents Sue Brigham And Women’s Hospital For Losing Baby’s Remains
Heartbroken parents from Sharon are suing the Boston-based hospital after learning their 12-day-old baby's remains were likely discarded. BOSTON — Parents from Sharon were already devastated over the loss of their premature baby Everleigh, but were even more grief-stricken to learn her remains could not be found. According to a lawsuit filed Thursday in Suffolk Superior Court, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Medical Mistakes Injure More Than 10% of Patients
A single-vehicle accident can leave you with injuries that may require costly medical treatment. Your injuries can also prevent you from returning to work. By: James Swartz Managing & Principal Attorney - Car Accidents, Catastrophic Injuries, Contract and Business Litigation, Inadequate Security & Premises Liability Litigation, Medical Malpractice, Product Liability & Wrongful Death We expect physicians
Quick Signs That Indicate You Need to Hire a Personal Injury Law Firm for Filing a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit.
From inappropriate treatment or misdiagnosis to a lapse during a surgical procedure, the significance of a medical expert having malpractice insurance cannot be understated. Typically, these policies are delineated to protect the medical expert, their practice, and their facility, if any mishap or accident happens during the treatment. Unfortunately, however, there is still a large number of patients who do not truly know the benefits
Boston Doctor Fined $6,000 for Missing Surgery for Lunch
Massachusetts’ medical board has reprimanded the head of spine surgery at Boston Medical Center after he left an operating room to eat lunch in his car and then fell asleep and missed an emergency surgery in 2016. BOSTON, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts' medical board has reprimanded and fined the head of spine surgery at Boston Medical Center after he left an operating
Can You Hold a Hospital Liable for Medical Malpractice in Wrongful Death Cases?
When we face major health issues, we turn towards doctors and hospitals to take care of our health and safe recovery. We blindly trust and rely on hospitals and doctors for treatment, whether from new drugs, efficient treatment plans, important medical information, or specific preventative measures. But what if this faith backfires? In fact, recent studies have shown that medical errors may have accounted for
San Mateo County pays $11.4 million settlement for alleged misuse of Medicare billing
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - San Mateo County Medical Center and San Mateo County will collectively pay $11.4 million in settlement fees to resolve allegations related to "medically unnecessary inpatient admissions." According to federal prosecutors, SMMC allegedly billed Medicare for non-covered inpatient hospital admissions from 2013 to 2017. The patients did not fall under Medicare because they were admitted for reasons that
COVID-19: COVID Immunity Act in Massachusetts
On April 17, 2020, Massachusetts bill S. 2640 was signed into law by Governor Charlie Baker. The law provides certain liability protections for the acts or omissions of defined health care professionals, health care facilities and volunteer organizations, occurring during the period of the COVID-19 emergency that was declared on March 10, 2020. Subject to certain exceptions and restrictions,
MEDICAL MALPRACTICE: CDC investigating TB cases linked to tainted bone repair product
Federal and state health officials are investigating a rare tuberculosis outbreak among more than 100 patients who may have been infected after having spinal surgery or fracture repairs this spring with a bone product contaminated with the bacteria that causes TB. The manufacturer of the bone repair product has recalled 154 containers of the material — a malleable bone putty that includes
Will Your Medical Malpractice Suit Go to Trial?
By: Joseph Swartz Senior Trial Lawyer - Contract and Business Litigation, Employment Litigation, Inadequate Security & Premises Liability Litigation, Medical Malpractice, Product Liability, Wrongful Death When it comes to health care professionals, most people implicitly trust their doctor or dentist to have the right education and skills. However, at Swartz & Swartz PC., we know that
Dealing with “Patient’s Rights” during the COVID-19 pandemic
Being knowledgeable about patient's rights as a patient and/or family member is especially crucial nowadays as we have had so many people hospitalized due to the pandemic. Getting yourself a medical proxy is one step that can be made to assist in this process. All this allows is if you are uncapable of making a clear medical decisions
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