Medical Malpractice

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

Medical care liens – David Faraci

January 11th, 2021|0 Comments

  The Boston personal injury lawyers at Swartz & Swartz have extensive experience representing injured parties in all types of personal injury cases. There are a multitude of categories of personal injury claims and personal injury damages, with many steps required in order to pursue a personal injury lawsuit. At Swartz & Swartz, P.C., our Boston personal injury lawyers

Massachusetts home health agencies settle improper billing allegations for $10M

January 4th, 2021|0 Comments

Over the past few weeks, government officials have seemingly restarted their aggressive oversight of Medicare-certified home health agencies.   For much of 2020, government watchdogs took a measured approach to health care oversight and enforcement, allowing operators to focus their efforts on COVID-19 mitigation instead of paperwork and compliance. But multiple settlements and charges have been made recently. On Friday, for example, Massachusetts Attorney

Medical Malpractice for Hip Replacement Surgery – David Faraci

November 20th, 2020|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. Surgery Errors and Surgical Negligence – These errors include carelessness by a surgeon during the procedure itself; the decision to proceed with surgery

GW Hospital, MFA, University sued in medical malpractice case

November 16th, 2020|0 Comments

  A former patient is suing the University, the GW Hospital and the Medical Faculty Associates for medical negligence when he fell and injured himself during skull surgery rehab three years ago.   In a five-page lawsuit filed in the D.C. Superior Court Tuesday, Maurice Walton alleges health care providers at GW Hospital were negligent when they failed to prevent him from allegedly

Round Up Class Action Lawsuit – Laura Daly

October 20th, 2020|0 Comments

  Round Up, the world's most commonly used weed killer, has been linked to cancer.  Agricultural workers, farmers, and even household gardners have been unknowingly exposed to Round Up's cancer causing properties for years. Unfortunately, some of these users now have lymphatic cancers or Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. Swartz & Swartz is currently handling a number of cases against Round Up

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