Medical Malpractice Archives

Regulators finalize rule for foreign medical device trials

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finalized its rule on the requirements for medical device trials and testing performed outside the United States. With the updated standards, these trials must be carried out under the standards of good clinical practice (GCP).

Medical device recall affects 6,000 asthma inhalers

Patients with serious asthma symptoms never leave their homes without their inhalers in their pockets and in their purses. You simply never know when an attack or difficult symptoms are going to strike, and immediate treatment is vital to ensure that minor symptoms don't worsen into a health event that requires a trip to the emergency room.

How do I prove that medical negligence has occurred?

By filing a medical malpractice claim, victims of medical negligence can pursue compensation for the financial damages and other injuries the malpractice has caused them. In order to prevail in a malpractice case, victims need to prove that medical negligence has occurred.

Is the Veteran's Administration hiring bad doctors?

Most reasonable people would never think of going to a doctor with multiple malpractice accusations on his or her rap sheet. In fact, it's doubtful you'd consider going to a doctor with even one malpractice accusation. However, the Department of Veterans Affairs appears to be hiring doctors with not just one malpractice claim on their records, but multiple instances of malpractice.

Wrong site surgery cases in Tennessee

The Institute of Medicine published a report in 1999 that shocked the world. The report, To Err is Human, documented the number of deaths, injuries and close calls that happened because of wrong site surgical procedures and other surgical mixups. Before 1999, no one -- including doctors -- were aware just how bad this problem was.

5 common risks during a hospital stay

If you're planning to spend some time at a hospital, you should know that there's no such thing as a hospital that's free of certain risks. Patients staying hat hospitals need to be aware of these risks they're facing, so they'll have a better chance of avoiding them. Nevertheless, doctors and surgeons don't always educate their patients about what kind of dangers they'll be facing during their stays at medical facilities.

Liable parties in a medical malpractice lawsuit

For most victims of medical malpractice in Tennessee, their first concern is getting the medical care they need in order to heal from their injuries. Second, they will start to ask questions about who is going to pay for the costs associated with that care. This is where a personal injury lawyer can help.

Loss of consortium claims in Tennessee

It seems natural that Tennessee residents seriously hurt by another party's negligence should have the ability to seek financial claims against that person. But what about family members of the victims? Haven't family members been harmed too? For example, if a husband is seriously disabled and no longer able to enjoy the same kind of activities with his wife, or can no longer have a meaningful conversation with his wife, hasn't the wife suffered a serious loss as well?

Wrong site surgery claims: Who's fault was it?

It might seem obvious that if a hospital and surgeon, and all the nurses and surgical assists, allow a surgical procedure to happen on the wrong body part or on the wrong part of the body, it must be the doctor or hospital's fault. However, the fault of the hospital must still be proven by the injured plaintiff in these cases.

Botched breast implant surgery leaves Tennessee woman deformed

A Middle Tennessee woman says that complications related to a recent surgery on her breasts have caused her to lose feeling in her chest area. She recently filed a malpractice lawsuit to recover damage for permanent injuries that have left her completely numb.