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June 18, 2024

What States Have the Most Medical Malpractice?

Did you know that 513,270 malpractice reports were made to a national database in the past 10 years? RP Legal Group examined the number of reports in a state per 100,000 residents. Researchers looked at more than 500,000 adverse action reports (AARs) across the U.S. in the past decade. Adverse action reports are what...
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Patient Brings Lawsuit When Stryker Surgical Screw Breaks

A Pennsylvania woman says that a surgical screw made by a Michigan company and implanted in her lumbar vertebrae during spinal fusion surgery has fractured and can’t be removed safely. Donna Mae Dolby of Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania filed suit in Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas against Stryker Corporation of Portage, Michigan and the...
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How are “Pain Scores” Used in Personal Injury Cases?

Automobile accident claims and their victims are unique; however, the specific "manifestations" of pain and suffering might include: • The physical pain and discomfort caused by auto accident injuries; • The physical pain and discomfort resulting from necessary medical treatment to treat those injuries; • The negative impact of the physical pain, such as...
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May 20, 2024

Common Causes of Boating Accidents

It may be no major surprise that drowning is the cause of death in three-quarters of boating-related fatalities. But wearing the correct fitting life jacket properly and riding with a boat operator who’s completed an accredited boater safety education program reduces the risk of recreational boating accidents and drowning. Where instruction was known, 74%...
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May 9, 2024

“Leg Saver” Vascular Doctor, Dr. Jihad Mustapha, Closes Michigan Offices

The clinics of Dr. Jihad Mustapha, who called himself the “leg saver,” will reportedly cease operations in the state. The doctor’s Michigan vascular clinics, where he performed thousands of lucrative procedures that have come under scrutiny for being unnecessary and potentially dangerous, will close. A number of his patients said that Mustapha has done...
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