Medical Malpractice – 3 Ways to Prevent Being a Statistic

Medical Malpractice is the third leading cause of death in the United States, with over 100,000 citizens affected yearly. Malpractice can happen from a misdiagnosis, a botched surgery, or a failure to refer a patient to a specialist – no two medical malpractice cases are alike. Unfortunately, when medical malpractice occurs, there can be serious consequences to the patient’s physical health. Minimize your risk of becoming a victim of medical malpractice by advocating for your rights, and becoming educated on the possible outcome. This article will address 3 ways you can protect yourself from becoming a Read more

VA Knowingly Hires Doctors With Criminal, Malpractice and Disciplinary History

In exchange for putting their lives on the line for our country, the government is to provide our veterans free medical care at Veteran’s Administration hospitals.  But what type of care are our veterans actually getting? According to this story in USA Today, the VA has knowingly hired physicians who have had their licenses revoked, have felony convictions, extensive malpractice histories, and who have been charged with sexual misconduct Read more

Brachial Plexus Injuries: What You Need To Know

This is Brachial Plexus Awareness week 2017. Brachial Plexus Palsy,  or Erb’s Palsy, is a severe nerve injury which occurs when the doctor yanks or pulls too hard on a baby’s head during birth. The condition is rare, with approximately two instances for every thousand successful births, and is completely preventable with the correct procedures during delivery. Read more

Why Would The Federal Government Protect Dangerous Doctors?

A bombshell investigation has revealed that Thomas Franchini, a podiatrist who botched treatment of veterans in 88 separate cases, was allowed to resign from the VA Hospital system without discipline and go into private practice here in New York. Another dangerous doctor, a VA radiologist who misread dozens of CT scans, was paid $42,000 of unused sick and leave pay and allowed to resign from a VA hospital. That doctor, like Dr. Franchini, left the VA with a clean reference. Even more shocking is that these were only two of about 230 secret settlement deals in which VA officials allowed dangerous Read more