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Will Black Boxes Shed Light on Surgical Errors?

Posted by Briggs Bedigian | Jan 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

A New York health system has announced that it will be testing the use of "black box technology" in its operating rooms in order to collect more information during surgeries. Northwell Health has announced that it is piloting the technology in order to improve the quality of patient care. Black ...

Pedestrian Struck in a Hit and Run in D.C.

Posted by Charles Gilman | Jan 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

On New Year's Day, a woman standing on the sidewalk in a park was struck by an SUV when its driver failed to execute a turn properly. In fact, the driving conduct was so bad the SUV actually overturned and landed on its roof. The woman suffered substantial injuries and, despite life-saving effort...

NY Governor Wants More Oversight of Doctors

Posted by Briggs Bedigian | Jan 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

Last Friday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo gave his "State of the State" agenda, in which he discussed his legislative aims for the upcoming year. Governor Cuomo targeted the state's system for holding doctors accountable for mistakes and misdeeds. He called for the state health commissioner to ...

The Special Problem of Tour Bus Crashes

Posted by Charles Gilman | Jan 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

A recent accident on the Pennsylvania Turnpike resulted in at least five deaths and more than fifty people with injuries. Many of those injured were on a tour bus. Tour bus accidents raise special issues in the law. Typically, in a two-car crash, the person responsible for the crash is held accou...

Retailers Sued Over Opioid Crisis

Posted by Briggs Bedigian | Jan 09, 2020 | 0 Comments

CVS, Rite Aid, Walmart, and Walgreens are among the US retailers who have been named as plaintiffs in what some are predicting to be the biggest civil trial in history. A lawsuit filed in federal court on Friday, January 3, 2020, is seeking billions of dollars in restitution from corporations tha...

Do Electronics Harm Doctors' Listening Abilities?

Posted by Briggs Bedigian | Jan 08, 2020 | 0 Comments

If you have a serious medical issue, the best way to ensure you get the right course of treatment is to ensure that you receive a correct diagnosis. Seeking medical attention is a crucial first step, but not the only step on the path to proper treatment. If your doctor misdiagnoses your condition...

2019 in Medical Malpractice

Posted by Briggs Bedigian | Dec 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

As the year draws to a close, we pause to take a look back at the major headlines and developments in the field of medical malpractice. "Big 3" Account for Majority of Serious Medical Malpractice A report out of Johns Hopkins Misdiagnoses released in 2019 found that the "big three" conditions (...

Understanding Wrongful Death

Posted by Charles Gilman | Dec 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

“Wrongful death,” under the law, means a death caused by someone else's negligent or reckless actions, which would have resulted in a personal injury lawsuit had the person lived. A wrongful death suit can be brought by a parent, child, or spouse of someone whose death is attributable to the wron...

Million Dollar Verdict for Failure to Diagnose Cancer

Posted by Briggs Bedigian | Dec 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

The estate of a New Jersey woman who died after her cancer went undiagnosed has been awarded over one million dollars via a settlement agreement. According to the lawsuit, physicians who treated the woman made multiple errors related to a biopsy conducted three years before her death. Dina Wycko...

Doctor Charged With Murder Sues for Defamation

Posted by Briggs Bedigian | Dec 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

The criminal charges filed against William Husel, brought by Ohio prosecutors earlier this year, were nothing short of a nightmare. The former doctor was charged with 25 counts of murder, accused of killing his patients with fatal overdoses of the powerful opioid fentanyl.  Prosecutors claimed t...

Icy Sidewalks Can Cause Injury! Know Your Rights

Posted by Charles Gilman | Dec 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you slip and fall on an icy sidewalk this winter, and you are injured as a result of the fall, you may be entitled to compensation. Specifically, you may be able to recover the costs of your medical care, your time away from work, pain and suffering, prescriptions, and other costs associated w...

Uninsured Physicians Present Serious Risks

Posted by Briggs Bedigian | Dec 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Plastic surgery continues to grow in popularity in the United States. Last year, doctors performed more than 17 million cosmetic procedures, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). This represents an increase of almost a quarter million from the previous year, and all signs ...

Teen Pedestrian Seriously Injured

Posted by Charles Gilman | Dec 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

This month, a Rockville teen was seriously injured when he was hit by an SUV while crossing the street towards a waiting school bus. It appears the bus had its stop arm extended at the time the teen was hit. This story is a good reminder to discuss basic driver and pedestrian safety points. Dist...

Homes Evacuated After Frederick County Gas Leak

Posted by Charles Gilman | Dec 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

After a large gas leak in Mount Airy was discovered, officials evacuated 25 Frederick County homes on December 14, 2019. Luckily, no one was injured, and the gas leak was stopped temporarily. However, have you ever wondered what to do if you suspect a gas leak at your home or office? Here are som...

Maryland and the Boozy Brunch

Posted by Charles Gilman | Dec 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Recently, a study was done analyzing the number of fatal drunk driving crashes during “brunch hours” in the United States. In this study, “brunch hours” were defined as between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. The data analyzed came from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), w...

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