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  • How Common Is Medical Malpractice?

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 13-Feb-2017

    Although occasionally you may hear about a medical malpractice case in the news, you may not think your average medical care personnel is capable of negligence severe enough to merit a lawsuit. However, while some claims may appear frivolous, health care is not one of the fields in which lack of attention can be easily looked over. Physicians train for years to be the best in their fields, and ...
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  • Improper Monitoring and Birth Injury

    Posted By Golomb & Honik || 12-May-2015

    The United States boasts one of the most advanced medical systems in the world. It is the obvious expectation of mothers that their labor and delivery will be handled with the care and attention our medical standards demand. But all too often, incompetent or negligent staff allow delivering mothers to go without proper monitoring, resulting in thousands of easily avoidable birth injuries every ...
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  • Stroke Misdiagnosis in Young Adults

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 24-Apr-2015

    Swift treatment is the key to survival and recovery in stroke victims, but young adults are often misdiagnosed in emergency rooms and sent home with no treatment at all. The most effective treatment is only available during the first three hours, and patients need to be monitored for up to 48 hours following the event. Even those who do not go to the hospital within the optimum time frame still ...
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  • Anesthesia Errors

    Posted By Golomb & Honik || 4-Feb-2015

    All surgery carries certain risks including infection, anesthesia problems and death. Anesthesia errors are particularly catastrophic, and the result is often fatal. While rare considering how many surgeries are performed each year in the United States, anesthesia errors do occur. If you or your loved one has suffered harm due to an error in anesthesia, you may be entitled to monetary ...
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  • Types of Cerebral Palsy

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 15-Jan-2015

    Cerebral palsy (CP) can affect your child's life in many different ways and degrees of severity depending on the type and the part of the body that is affected. Your child's chance of recovering and living a normal life is largely dependent on the treatments you can afford. When cerebral palsy is the result of medical malpractice, just compensation can mean access to the best and newest ...
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  • Informed Consent Laws

    Posted By Golomb & Honik || 14-Nov-2014

    Informed consent is the process by which you are kept fully informed about your healthcare choices. For a medical practitioner to obtain complete informed consent, he or she first needs to conduct a discussion with you of things including: The nature of medical findings and related procedures Any alternatives to the recommended procedure Risks, benefits, and uncertainties related to a treatment ...
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  • Medical Errors are 3rd Leading Cause of Death

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 19-Aug-2014

    Every year an astonishing 440,000 patients die because of preventable medical errors. In fact, medical errors are so prevalent that they have become the third leading cause of death in the United States. Yet the government does very little to prevent these deadly errors, largely because corporate front groups work diligently on Capitol Hill to limit accountability for medical professionals. ...
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  • Top 5 Reasons for Internal Medicine Malpractice

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 20-Jul-2014

    Research published in the Journal of American Medical Association: Internal Medicine has shed light on the five main reasons internists are sued. Researchers analyzed nearly 250,000 closed medical malpractice claims presented to Physicians Insurers Association of America between 1985 and 2009 and found 33,747 of those cases involved internal medicine clinicians. Those cases were then categorized ...
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  • Drug Abuse by Healthcare Professionals Puts Patients at Risk

    Posted By Golomb & Honik || 8-May-2014

    The prescription drug epidemic in our country reaches deep into the medical community. More than 100,000 doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers across America struggle with addiction to narcotics, such as oxycodone and fentanyl. Their problems are especially difficult to detect due to the knowledge and access these professionals have to narcotics and other prescription drugs on a regular ...
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  • Doctors Rarely Pay-Even with Medical Malpractice

    Posted By Golomb & Honik || 23-Apr-2014

    An estimated 440,000 people die every year from medical errors that could have- should have -been prevented. Shockingly, half of all medical malpractice payouts are the result of only 5.1% of doctors. Yet even when doctors routinely get hit with medical malpractice lawsuits, they are rarely disciplined. Only 7.6% all “repeat” malpractice physicians had received some sort of discipline ...
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