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Medical Malpractice

January 15, 2021

Do Women Suffer Disadvantages When Seeking Medical Help Compared to Men?

It’s no secret that when compared to men, women do suffer disadvantages when seeking medical treatment. Research proves this point, a fact that may cause serious injury and death. Laura Huang, PhD, an associate professor at Harvard Business School who studies organizational behavior, conducted a study in 2018 that tracked nearly 582,000 heart attack...
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December 21, 2020

Health Care System Flaws Foster Medical Mistakes

We read a lot about mistakes made by doctors, surgeons, nurses, and hospitals that cause injury and sometimes death to patients. However, in some cases, it’s the healthcare system itself that creates an environment for medical mistakes. Dr. Danielle Ofri, an internist at New York City's Bellevue Hospital, writes in her new book, When...
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December 5, 2020

Racism and Discrimination in Health Care

Discrimination is defined as making unjustified distinctions between people based on the groups, classes, or other categories of which they’re thought to be part. Individuals may suffer discrimination on the basis of race, gender, age, sexual orientation, and other categories. Discrimination can stem from social interactions that happen to protect more powerful or privileged...
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November 16, 2020

Brachial Plexus Injuries at Birth

The brachial plexus is the system of nerves between the neck and shoulders that controls muscle function in the chest, shoulder, arms, and hands. These nerves also are responsible for feeling in the upper limbs. What is Brachial Plexus Birth Injury? Brachial plexus birth injury is an injury to this system of nerves that...
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November 5, 2020

What are Some Surgery “Never” Events?

Every surgery has risks. Some of these risks involve possible injury and death. Prior to a surgical procedure, there are forms to complete, and physicians’ explanations to sit through. These risks typically include complications from anesthesia, infection, and excessive bleeding. But they don’t include the damages when the doctor gives the wrong medication in...
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