Low Blood Shortage Leading to Postponed Surgeries

One negative effect of the coronavirus pandemic is that blood centers across the U.S. have been suffering from a blood shortage. This is due in large part to the shutdown of centers where blood drives traditionally take place, such as religious organizations, movie theater drives, and festivals. One blood bank in particular that has been…

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3rd Party Liability in Medical Negligence Cases

When people hear the word “lawsuit,” typically they think of one plaintiff suing a single defendant. In reality, many lawsuits involve multiple defendants. Some lawsuits also involve multiple plaintiffs. In some cases, defendants have claims against one or more third parties who are not yet a part of the lawsuit. In order to file a…

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How Did You Get My Kidney?

Organ transplants seem so commonplace today that nobody really gives them much thought – unless you or a family member is on one of those lists. If you are, it means a life or death race against time. Something some patients have much less of than others. That’s why there’s a priority list designating which…

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Does Your Hospital Perform Enough of These High-Risk Surgeries to Be “Good” at Them?

It is a generally accepted principle that the more you practice something the more you improve your performance. The same can be said for surgeons, and according to a new study by healthcare quality advocates LeapFrog, many hospitals fail to comply with the LeapFrog Group’s minimum volume standards for eight high-risk surgeries. The LeapFrog Group’s…

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Medical Malpractice Events That Should “Never” Occur

We expect the medical professionals who take care of us to faithfully execute their responsibility to provide us with a proper duty of care. Unfortunately, doctors and other medical care providers make errors and sometimes these errors result in long term or irreparable harm to the patient. The term “never event” with respect to medical…

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