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Family Files Misdiagnosis Lawsuit After Woman Dies Of Bladder Cancer

By MichieHamlett Attorneys At Law |

The family of a woman who died of bladder cancer believes that the woman would still be alive today if she had been diagnosed on time. The patient died on Halloween of 2019. Her diagnosis came in 2018. Her family believes that all the telltale signs of bladder cancer were there well before her… Read More »

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Doctor Goes To Prison After Five Patients OD On Opioids

By MichieHamlett Attorneys At Law |

A Tennessee doctor was sentenced to three years in prison after five of his patients OD’d within one year of his intervention. The doctor is accused of distributing a controlled substance without a valid medical reason. Problematically, in several states, if a drug dealer supplies a drug to a patient that overdoses, they can… Read More »

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Doctor Gets 15 Years For Medically Unnecessary Opioid Prescriptions

By MichieHamlett Attorneys At Law |

Once the U.S. government became aware of the opioid crisis, the pressure on pharmacists, doctors, and pharmaceutical companies went up. To understand the problem, you have to understand how our system works. Each actor has a fiduciary duty to act in someone’s best interests. If you’re an executive at a major corporation, your duty… Read More »

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Hospital Performs Surgeries On The Wrong Hemisphere Of Three Patients’ Brains

By MichieHamlett Attorneys At Law |

You can tag this under: The worst cases of medical malpractice in history. There’s a number of really bad medical malpractice cases to survey when you’re talking about the worst ever. These generally involve a surgeon who is addicted to his own medicine and repeatedly botches procedures until someone realizes he’s high. This one,… Read More »

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Anesthetic Awareness And Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

By MichieHamlett Attorneys At Law |

In 2007, a man undergoing an exploratory surgery was left wide awake during the procedure. While he was unable to move due to the paralytic he’d been administered, he could feel pain, know what was happening to him, and yet could not scream out or move. The doctors continued the exploratory surgery until they… Read More »

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Austria Hospital Amputates Wrong Leg

By MichieHamlett Attorneys At Law |

An Austrian hospital recently admitted that they removed the wrong leg from the patient. According to the hospital, a hospital worker mistakenly put the preoperative mark on the wrong leg. After the surgery, the correct leg was amputated leaving the 82-year-old patient with precisely zero legs. The surgeon who was involved in the operation… Read More »

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Parents Of Infant Settle Medical Malpractice/Wrongful Death With Hospital

By MichieHamlett Attorneys At Law |

Parents who lost their child while under the care of the child’s hospital filed a medical malpractice lawsuit. That case has since been settled and although the details of the settlement aren’t open to the public, some of the facts surrounding the case are. The facts of the case  The infant’s mother brought him… Read More »

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Former VA Pathologist In Prison Faces Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

By MichieHamlett Attorneys At Law |

Two more medical malpractice lawsuits have been filed against a doctor who is now in prison on charges of involuntary manslaughter. The total is now four lawsuits against the embattled physicians which alleges diagnostic errors led to delays in treatment which, in turn, led to poor medical outcomes. The latest lawsuit alleges that the… Read More »

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Dangerous Drugs And Medical Malpractice

By MichieHamlett Attorneys At Law |

There is a complex issue within the scope of medical malpractice that involves the prescribing of dangerous drugs to patients in need. What happens if the drug causes a negative reaction? In some cases, it’s just tough luck. That’s how the cards played out, and there isn’t much you can do about it. In… Read More »

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Veterans Claim Fort Wayne Podiatrist Injured Their Feet

By MichieHamlett Attorneys At Law |

More than 100 veterans have stepped (no pun) forward to allege that a Fort Wayne Veterans Affairs physician severely damaged their feet and ankles. They believed that the doctor who had performed surgeries on them botched the operation leading to increased pain, fractured bones, and lacerated tendons. In 2017, dozens of veterans had been… Read More »

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