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Blog Posts in March, 2014

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  • Medical Panel Deprives Birth Injury Victim of Compensation
    Medical Panel Deprives Birth Injury Victim of Compensation

    In a recent birth injury case, Mwangi v. Merlin , the Massachusetts Appeals Court panel affirmed the dismissal of the plaintiff’s claims against two physicians. This case illustrates the problems with ...

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  • CDC Warns of Risks of Overprescribing Antibiotics in Hospital Patients
    CDC Warns of Risks of Overprescribing Antibiotics in Hospital Patients

    Antibiotics, a type of medication that treats bacterial infections, have enabled doctors to make huge strides in treating and curing diseases. The success of antibiotics has led to their widespread ...

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  • Supporters of a Midwife Clinic in South Carolina Protest State Regulations That Could Close It
    Supporters of a Midwife Clinic in South Carolina Protest State Regulations That Could Close It

    There have been recent protests in Charleston, South Carolina having to do with a natural birth center and new state health department laws governing midwives. The South Carolina Department of Health ...

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  • Lawsuits Allege that Medical Group Concealed Information About Plastic Surgeons and Botched Surgeries
    Lawsuits Allege that Medical Group Concealed Information About Plastic Surgeons and Botched Surgeries

    Two separate lawsuits accuse doctors affiliated with a single cosmetic surgery practice of medical malpractice. One lawsuit, which settled in early 2014, accused a doctor with the same group of ...

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  • British Authorities Fault Hospital in New Mother's Death After Error Administering an Epidural
    British Authorities Fault Hospital in New Mother's Death After Error Administering an Epidural

    Authorities in the UK have ruled that a new mother’s death from brain bleeding in 2010 was due to “gross failures” by the hospital where she stayed during the labor. Malgorzata Doniec stayed at ...

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  • Maryland Court of Appeals Rejects Doctor's Argument that Filing Deadlines Expired in Cancer Misdiagnosis Claim
    Maryland Court of Appeals Rejects Doctor's Argument that Filing Deadlines Expired in Cancer Misdiagnosis Claim

    Maryland’s highest court reversed an order dismissing a wrongful death claim alleging that a doctor failed to diagnose and treat the decedent’s cancer in a timely manner. The circuit court in Mummert ...

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