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Medical Malpractice

Medication Errors – Beware of Bad Medicine!

We count on medicine to make us feel better, but it doesn’t always work that way. Medication errors and bad medicine harm more than a million people each year.
Some drugs go on the market before adequate safety testing is done and end up harming people through unknown side effects. Sometimes, doctors prescribe drugs that react dangerously with your current medication or interfere with your…

Surgical Item Left Inside Missouri Woman’s Body

The S.E. Farris Law Firm

Retained “Endobag” at the center of ongoing medical malpractice suit
St. Louis, MO (May 15, 2013) – A 45-year-old Missouri woman has filed suit against a St. Louis-based hospital and doctor because of life-threatening complications that arose after she underwent what was promised to be a minimally invasive, low-risk laparoscopic procedure in January 2012.

The woman claims that her…

Legal Liability for Untreated Perforated Ulcer- a Missouri Case Study

Missouri Medical Malpractice and Perforated Ulcers

It seems we all know someone with an ulcer. Because the condition is fairly common, it may also appear not to be a very serious health threat. But an ulcer can perforate. Left untreated, it is potentially fatal.

That was the tragic outcome for a 57-year-old Missouri woman who was experiencing severe stomach pain and went to see her doctor. S…

The Cochran VA Medical Center’s Sterilization Problems Pose Health Hazard

Contaminated Equipment Means Veterans Potentially Exposed to Hepatitis, HIV

For veterans, substandard medical care shouldn’t be an option. Unfortunately, for veterans who were treated at The Cochran VA Medical Center in St. Louis, sterilization problems in the dental clinic and contaminated surgical trays mean that they could have been exposed to dangerous blood borne diseases, including…

Lawsuit Caps Don’t Save Lives: A Doctor Speaks

Evidently, the entire medical community hasn’t bought the company line and drunk the Kool Aid- a doctor published on Salon Magazine had this to say about Malpractice lawsuit Caps:

“Tort reformers neglect the fact that malpractice reform won’t save one extra life. To make that difference, insurers, doctors and their lobbyists like the AMA need to find ways to improve patient safety. So for…

A Tax on Malpractice Victims is Unfair!

Let me start by saying I love my president, and support him in most things. His push for universal healthcare coverage is admirable, and long overdue in my opinion. That being said, I take issue with his recent announcement to further restrict the rights of injury victims. His recent speech on the issue mentioned limiting medical malpractice lawsuits as a point in his plan. This is an offer of…

Judge Declares Medical Bills Statute Unconstitutional

The medical bills statute of the 2005 tort reform law is unconstitutional, a St. Louis County judge said this morning as he granted a plaintiff’s motion for a new trial.

Judge Stephen Goldman called the procedure for determining the reasonable value of medical care vague and a violation of the due process clauses of the state and federal constitutions. Goldman’s judgment came in a vehicular…

Medical Community for Lawsuits, When they Aren’t Getting Sued!

The US Supreme Court ruled that Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of medical devices immunized the manufacturer from a lawsuit for damages. Sure, the FDA is understaffed, and often referred to as a revolving door for medical device company employees. Still, this was a big blow to injury vicims seeking to recover their losses due to a defective product.

Today, none other than a doctor…

Lawsuit Changes Don’t Help Patients

News Release from Americans for Insurance Reform
For Immediate Release

June 2, 2003

Contact: Joanne Doroshow, 917/438-4620

TIME MAGAZINE BREAKS NEWS WITH STUDY SHOWING DOCTORS’ MALPRACTICE INSURANCE RATES ARE HIGHER IN STATES THAT CAP DAMAGE AWARDS

Time Magazine’s June 2, 2003, cover story, “The Doctor is Out,” contains breaking news confirming what consumer advocates have been saying for…

Worrying About Preemption

The New England Journal of Medicine
Volume 359:1-3
July 3, 2008

Why Doctors Should Worry about Preemption
Gregory D. Curfman, M.D., Stephen Morrissey, Ph.D., and Jeffrey M. Drazen, M.D.

A leading drug company may be poised to win a landmark legal victory next fall. If the drug manufacturer, Wyeth, prevails in a case soon to be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court (Wyeth v. Levine),(1) drug…

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