Medical Malpractice

How to Know if You Have a Case for a Kidney Failure Drug Lawsuit

Kidneys allow harmful wastes, including excess fluids and salts, to filter through the body. When kidneys experience loss of function, they fail to filter toxins and cause the body to retain fluid. Fluid retention is the kidney’s defense mechanism designed to protect other organs from becoming toxic due to loss of filtration. If CKD is…

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Picking the Right Medical Malpractice Lawyer

According to The True Cost of Healthcare, malpractice claims are on the downward trend in Colorado. Just over 120 claims were filed in 2015, the most recent data. If you’re one of the unlucky ones injured as a result of medical negligence, you need an experienced legal expert on your side. With some research and…

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Why You Should Consider Getting a Second Opinion

Most Americans trust their physician to accurately diagnose a medical problem and are reluctant to second-guess a clinical judgment. After all, the white coat and stethoscope are not just accessories; they convey authority and professionalism. Although doctors in the U.S. are held to the highest standards of quality and undergo rigorous education, training, certification, and…

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How a medical device spread cancer in women

In the United States, doctors perform approximately 600,000 hysterectomies each year. A medical procedure, called morcellation, was developed to reduce the size of an enlarged uterus so it could be removed through a minimally invasive procedure known as laparoscopic surgery. The introduction of power morcellation made the procedure easier for physicians and was used extensively…

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Hospital mistakes may be putting you and your family at risk

When you go to a hospital, you think they’ll make you better, not make matters worse. Unfortunately, statistics show this is not always the case. In fact, preventable medical mistakes are the third leading cause of death in the U.S., right after heart disease and cancer, and claim the lives of an estimated 440,000 Americans…

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Medical Malpractice Caps Don’t Benefit Patients

The American Medical Association and many physicians have been lobbying for medical malpractice reform for quite some time now. They tried to have medical malpractice reform included in the recently passed healthcare reform bill, but were not successful. Their stance is that medical malpractice caps would reduce healthcare costs because they would reduce the practice…

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The Price of Medical Malpractice

Errors committed by medical professionals are much harder to stomach than those made by people in any other profession. Doctors are the ones we depend on to keep us healthy, and to make us healthy when we’re ill. They are the last ones we expect to make us sicker, or, worst of all, to kill…

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Hepatitis C Virus Hits Colorado

When most of us go to a medical facility for a procedure, we expect to come home feeling better than when we went in. We expect to have our broken bones set, our cancer treated and our faulty hearts repaired. What we don’t expect is to come home infected with the Hepatitis C virus. But…

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Medical Mistakes Effects 1 in 15 Children

On the heels of the highly publicized story of Dennis Quaid’s newborn twins’ near fatal accidental overdose of Heaparin, a newly released study in the April issue of Pediatrics journal, claims that nearly one of every fifteen children suffer from a medical error, accidental overdose or bad drug reaction while hospitalized.

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