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Pain Pumps Shown to Cause Severe Cartilage Damage

July 9th, 2018|0 Comments

Patients undergoing arthroscopic shoulder surgery have routinely received pain pumps to assist in their recovery in recent years. However, new studies suggest that these pumps may deliver too much medicine. The overdosing can destroy cartilage, and may lead to a condition known as Postarthroscopic Glenohumeral Chondrolysis. This condition is very painful, and may be severely debilitating. Pain pumps, which deliver controlled amounts of local anesthetics

MGH Suspends Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Program After Serious Complications due to Errors

May 29th, 2018|0 Comments

As of April 17th, 2009, Massachusetts General Hospital (“MGH”) reportedly suspended its pediatric cardiac surgery program after two babies suffered serious complications following errors made during open-heart surgery. State public health officials were investigating after receiving notification from the hospital that it was no longer taking young heart surgery patients. Although it had been reported that both babies survived, one child may have suffered a

The Current Healthcare Bill: Eroding The Rights of Individuals to Seek Justice in Courts

May 11th, 2017|0 Comments

Last Thursday, May 4, the House of Representatives passed by one vote the Republican plan to replace Obamacare. Among other things, this bill will have a significant impact on lawsuits related to medical malpractice. According to a report by the New York Times, the bill would impose new limits on lawsuits involving care covered by Medicaid, Medicare, or private health insurance subsidized by the Affordable Care Act. These limits would

Hospitals Faulted for Failure to Report Injuries and Deaths

December 16th, 2016|0 Comments

A dozen hospitals worldwide, including three large hospitals in Massachusetts, have been faulted by Federal regulators for failing to properly report the injuries and deaths. Due to a lack of effort by medical facilities to detect problems with certain medical devices, these devices may have caused significant harm. Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and UMass Memorial Hospital were three of seventeen hospitals inspected

Vaginal Mesh Causes More Harm Than Good

July 25th, 2011|0 Comments

Transvaginal mesh surgery for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) may cause more harm than good. The vaginal mesh used in this surgery presents the risk of serious complications, leading the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to warn that it provides no greater benefits over other methods of treating POP. There have been several lawsuits filed against manufacturers of the vaginal mesh. Also, from January 1, 2008 through December

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