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Can You Hold a Hospital Liable for Medical Malpractice in Wrongful Death Cases?

October 8th, 2021|0 Comments

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

August 10th, 2021|0 Comments

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

August 3rd, 2021|0 Comments

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

July 6th, 2021|0 Comments

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?

June 15th, 2021|0 Comments

    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

May 4th, 2021|0 Comments

  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

Delay in diagnosis for medical malpractice cases – David Faraci

April 19th, 2021|0 Comments

  Medical malpractice errors are responsible for thousands of deaths and injuries each year. Although healthcare providers have access to more medical devices, diagnostic tests and drugs than ever before, there remains a high rate of medical malpractice around the country, affecting thousands of unsuspecting patients who place their trust in their doctors, nurses, and hospitals.

Personal injury with Medical devices – Laura Daly

March 15th, 2021|0 Comments

Medical malpractice can occur in any environment where a doctor, nurse, or healthcare provider provides treatment to a patient. It can occur in a doctor’s private office or in the operating room at a hospital. This offer of hope, however, has too often fallen short when defective devices have reached the medical community and its patients, causing catastrophic injury

Hospital emergency room treatment for some product-related injuries rose during the pandemic, even as overall ER visits dropped

March 8th, 2021|0 Comments

Washington, D.C. – The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the way U.S. consumers live, work and go to school. A new report from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) released during National Consumer Protection week now shows an impact on hospital emergency room (ER)-treated injuries from consumer products, as well.   The “Effect of the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic on Preliminary NEISS Estimates,” suggests that

Mass. Attorney General Sues Orthodontist for Millions of Dollars in False Claims

March 4th, 2021|0 Comments

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey filed a lawsuit Monday against an orthodontist for allegedly submitting millions of dollars in false claims to MassHealth dating back to November of 2013.   Healey's office filed the suit against Dr. Mouhab Z. Rizkallah and two companies, Dr.  Mouhab Z. Rizkallah DDS MSD PC and The Braces Place of Lawrence LLC. Rizkallah operates six orthodontic practices that



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