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In the first six months of 2018, medical malpractice law firm Lubin & Meyer PC has achieved four multimillion dollar jury verdicts — including a rarely seen “gross neg­ligence” verdict — more than any other firm in the Commonwealth. The verdicts are listed below. Click on a link to view more information about any trial. $3.2 Million Verdict for the family of a Mass. General patient regarding a doctor’s failure to inform the patient of…
Misdiagnosis and Delay in Diagnosis of Cancer and Other Diseases Is Common — Especially in Younger and Female Patients A recent study reveals that among patients who sought a second opinion at the prestigious Mayo Clinic, more than 20% had been misdiagnosed by a primary care provider. As reported in the Washington Post: “The researchers looked retrospectively at 286 patients who had seen primary-care physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners in 2009 and 2010.…
The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has published new guidelines that would make more patients eligible for critical treatments to remove or dissolve blood clots that cause strokes. The guidelines, based on the most recent science available, were published in the Association’s journal Stroke, and the research is published on the NEJM website here. See also the New York Times reporting below. — Lubin & Meyer PC (@LubinandMeyer) January 31, 2018 More time for…
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month While the American Cancer Society does not recommend screening for persons of average risk of lung cancer, it does recommend screening for those who are at high risk of lung cancer due to cigarette smoking. Lung cancer screening consists of a low-dose CT scan of the chest, and it is covered by Medicare and most health plans if you are at high risk. How is risk determined? Take the…
New Survey Reveals Patient Attitudes on Patient Safety A new survey reveals that 41% of Americans have experienced a medical error while receiving healthcare. According to the national survey, Americans’ Experiences with Medical Errors and Views on Patient Safety, by the IHI/NPSF Lucian Leape Institute and NORC at the University of Chicago: 10% reported personally experiencing a medical error 20% know someone whose care they were involved with experienced a medical error 11% reported…
    What is sepsis? Sepsis is the body’s extreme response to an infection. It is life-threatening, and without timely treatment, sepsis can rapidly cause tissue damage, organ failure, and death. According to information compiled by the Sepsis Alliance, sepsis is the leading cause of death in U.S. hospitals. Sepsis happens when an infection you already have, commonly lungs (pneumonia) kidney (urinary tract infection) skin gut triggers a chain reaction throughout your body. Sepsis…
Lubin & Meyer Maternal Death Case Prompts State Probe at MetroWest Medical Center The Boston Globe‘s Liz Kowalczyk exposes a worrisome trend — an increase in the maternal mortality rate — in her July 30 article in response to the deaths of two expectant women in labor and delivery at MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham, Massachusetts.Lubin & Meyer represents the family at the center of the Globe’s exposé. “In the year 2017, the high…
Less invasive laparoscopic gallbladder surgery has record of serious medical mistakes Removal of the gallbladder is a common surgery (also known as cholecystectomy) and is either performed as an “open” surgery where a surgeon removes the gallbladder through a large incision, or as a less invasive “laparoscopic” procedure. During laparoscopic gallbladder surgery, a tiny video camera and specialized surgical tools are inserted through four small incisions in the abdomen. The procedure is very common, but…
Check Your Hospital’s Latest Safety Report Card The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade was launched in 2012 to help increase awareness of hospital errors, injuries, accidents and infections. Since 2012, the Leapfrog Group has been assigning A, B, C, D and F letter grades to more than 2,600 acute-care hospitals nationwide, twice a year. — Lubin & Meyer PC (@LubinandMeyer) April 12, 2017 The score is based on the Leapfrog Hospital Survey along with national performance…
In recognition of Patient Safety Awareness Week, we would like to share this infographic from the CDC on what patients can do to help prevent healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in the hospital setting. We’ve reported on HAIs before, see our post: Tracking Infection Control in U.S. Hospitals. According to the CDC, On any given day, approximately one in 25 U.S. patients contract at least one infection during the course of their hospital care. Be an…