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Laurence Banville

Ohio Family Awarded $14.5M In Cerebral Palsy Birth Injury Case

A Pennsylvania jury has ordered obstetrician-gynecologist Thomas Carnevale, along with his employer Clearfield Hospital, to pay around $14.5 million in damages to the family of a child diagnosed with cerebral palsy. The parent’s say Carnevale’s failures of obstetric care resulted […]

Chrissie Cole

Jury Favors Woman In Malpractice Case, But Award is “Shockingly” Low

A New York City jury ruled in favor of a ballerina and dance instructor who underwent surgery to remove a uterine fibroid but ended up with a surprise hysterectomy. Jill Jacobs, 48, may not be of traditional childbearing age, but […]

Chrissie Cole

Lawsuit Against New York City Ends In $172 Million Verdict

  A girl who suffered brain damage while awaiting an ambulance was awarded $172 million by a Bronx jury when they found paramedics could be held liable for giving her mother bad advice, according to the New York Times. The […]

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Employee linked to Hepatitis C outbreak at NH hospital arrested, investigation widens to 6 states

A healthcare worker is facing criminal charges after investigators linked him to an outbreak of hepatitis C at a New Hampshire hospital.

Hepatitis C is a viral infection that causes…

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8,000 patients advised to get HIV, Hepatitis tests after dentist caught reusing needles & syringes

Colorado health officials are warning dental patients to get tested for HIV and hepatitis after finding that a dentist commonly reused needles and syringes, a practice known to transmit…

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Consumer Reports rates safety of U.S. hospitals, 3 New York hospitals rank at the bottom

A new report may help consumers evaluate a hospital’s safety record before they become a patient.

Consumer Reports, an independent, nonprofit consumer advocacy and product safety…

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27 Hepatitis C cases tied to New Hampshire hospital outbreak

New Hampshire health officials say an investigation of a hepatitis C outbreak originating in a hospital has found more infected patients.

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human…

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Study shows less invasive weight loss surgery is safer, cheaper and requires shorter hospital stay

Gastric bypass surgery, a popular surgical alternative for weight loss in obese patients, is safer when performed using minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques rather than open surgery…

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CA fines 13 hospitals for serious violations that led to patient injury or death

California healthcare regulators have fined thirteen hospitals in the state for lapses in patient care that resulted in serious adverse events to patients.

The California Department of Public…

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Study links pacemaker and defibrillator implantation to deadly heart infections

Patients receiving implanted cardiac devices such as defibrillators and pacemakers are at risk for potentially fatal infections involving the heart, a new study shows.

Infective endocarditis…