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Misdiagnoses Most Common Malpractice Claim for Mass. Docs

Allegations of diagnostic errors, such as rushing through an exam, not making a referral to an appropriate specialist or failure to follow up on abnormal test results, are the most common reason for malpractice suits against primary care physicians (PCPs) in Massachusetts, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The study

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Medical Malpractice: What To Know

According to the Abridged 8th Edition of Black’s Law Dictionary, the definition of malpractice is: “An instance of negligence or incompetence on the part of a professional”. Black’s then goes on to define medical malpractice as “A doctor’s failure to exercise the degree of care and skill that a physician or surgeon with the same medical specialty

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Zithromax Side Effects a Nightmare for Parents

The Pfizer made antibiotic Zithromax can have harmful side effects for children, including risk of Stevens Johnson Syndrome. At least one Zithromax lawsuit has been filed that claims the manufacturer did not properly warn consumers about dangerous side effects associated with the antibiotic. Zithromax, also known generically as azithromycin, is an antibiotic used to treat infections caused by

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Study: Use of Electronic Records Linked to Decline in Malpractice Claims

New research shows there may be a connection between the use of electronic file keeping methods and a reduction in the number of medical malpractice claims. According to the Archives of Internal Medicine, the results show that electronic medical records “improve the quality and safety” of the care patients receive. The study examines 275 claims

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Massachusetts Pharmacy Board Director Fired

The fallout continues to come down from the deadly meningitis outbreak that claimed nearly 40 lives and sickened hundreds of others. According to the Boston Globe, the Director of the Massachusetts Pharmacy Board has been relieved of duties after allegedly ignoring reports of unsanitary manufacturing procedures at the New England Compound Center, the facility responsible

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Increase In Medical Malpractice Lawsuits From Laser Procedures

A study published in JAMA Dermatology determined there has been a significant rise in the number of Medical Malpractice Lawsuits filed in connection to laser skin treatments over the last twenty years. Researchers pulled information from a massive database and determined a total of 174 cases had been filed in recent years over injuries sustained during

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