Homecoming Football Safety Statistics And Tips

One of the year’s most anticipated events, homecoming brings a festive atmosphere to every high school and college campus. Unfortunately, that same revelry can spark grave danger for both students and community members, as indicated by the alarming statistics highlighted below: Underage Drinking Data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control suggests that excessive alcohol consumption is to blame for over 4,300 underage deaths each year. Despite the illegality of purchasing alcohol under the age of 21, minors drink 11 percent of all alcohol in the United States. Alarmingly, 90 percent of this consumption takes the form of binge drinking….

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What American Doctors And Hospitals Can Learn From International Health Care Successes

The United States may be home to several of the world’s finest medical facilities, but it’s impossible to escape the fact that, in many ways, we lag behind other nations in terms of health care. Thankfully, success stories abound throughout the world. These triumphs grant hope that we too can improve outcomes. The following are just a few of the most promising developments in international health care: Rwanda’s Miraculous Health Care Transformation In just over two decades, Rwanda has transformed from a country torn apart by genocide to one of the world’s most remarkable health care success stories. This comes…

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Can a Surgical Consent Form Affect a Medical Malpractice Claim?

Before undergoing a surgical procedure, patients generally sign a consent form acknowledging certain normal injury risks. However, a surgical consent form does not absolve the doctors of the hospital of liability if medical negligence causes harm. In this video, registered nurse and attorney Jaqueline Colclough explains what constitutes negligence and why you can still file a medical malpractice claim in spite of a consent form. Clients come to us who have had an injury that they believe occurred during surgery. And they come to us and they ask questions about consent forms. Consent forms are routinely signed by patients and…

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Are There Time Limits to File a Birth Injury Case?

If your child suffers a traumatic birth injury, then you should speak to a lawyer as soon as possible so that you can file a medical malpractice lawsuit within the required time. However, unless a healthcare provider informs you of an error and apologizes, which is rare, parents may not be immediately aware that anything is wrong. However, as attorneys Patrick Regan and Jacqueline Colclough explain in this video, parents are usually within the time limits to file a birth injury case. There are times when families come to us and they think that perhaps that they have experienced a…

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What are Anesthesia Malpractice Case Examples?

Medical negligence by an anesthesiologist can cause irreparable brain and spine injuries. Incorrect anesthetic dosage or the wrong medication altogether can directly cause damage or may contribute to surgical errors. In this video, medical malpractice attorney Jacqueline Colclough explains anesthesia malpractice case examples that she has successfully handled. In the years that I’ve been doing this, there’s one case that stands out in my mind for a number of reasons. It was a case that involved a woman who at the time was my age. Who, like me, had teenage children. And she had a progressive neurologic disorder. She had…

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NC Nursing Home Faced With Resident Injuries and Deaths | DC Metro Area Medical Malpractice Law Blog

Britthaven of Chapel Hill, a Chapel Hill, North Carolina nursing home, employed Angela Almore, R.N., a nurse who now faces second-degree murder and patient-abuse charges arising from her time at Britthaven. Several patients under her care were injured and one died, after allegedly being administered morphine without a prescription. At the same nursing home, Marian Orlowski, M.D. died of pneumonia after falling and breaking several bones while a resident at Britthaven.  His wife has taken action to hold Britthaven accountable for failing to use side-rails on Dr. Orlowski’s bed because Britthaven knew that he suffered from dementia and was a…

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Negligent Neurosurgeon Gets 7 years in Prison | DC Metro Area Medical Malpractice Law Blog

A Brisbane, Australia court has convicted a surgeon, Dr. Jayant Patel, of three counts of manslaughter and sentenced him to seven years in prison after finding he performed multiple reckless surgeries on Australian patients.  The trial lasted 14 weeks. According to news articles, Dr. Jayant Patel was a neurosurgeon with a  pattern of surgical malpractice stretching back to 1982, including a bowel operation that left one patient unable to pass any food and several patients who died of postoperative bleeding caused by improperly performed surgeries. According to the Brisbane Times’ account of the proceedings, Dr. Patel’s career began with malpractice…

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