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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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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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The Importance of Getting a Second Opinion

“I’d like a second opinion.” That’s all there is to it. It’s not that difficult to say. But it’s important to consider a second opinion. It’s when another healthcare provider reviews your medical records to provide you with a diagnosis and treatment recommendation. This second opinion may be the same as the initial one,...
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The Frequency and Costs of Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

About  half of physicians in the United States have been named in a medical malpractice lawsuit, and just over 50% of those doctors have been defendants multiple times. That’s what research shows from a 2023 Medscape report. Patients most frequently sue general surgeons, OB/GYNS, and orthopedic surgeons. About a third (31%) of physicians pay...
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How to Avoid Being the Victim to Hospital Mistakes

The Joint Commission, the body that accredits hospitals, reports that wrong-site, wrong-side, and wrong-patient procedures happen at least 40 times each week in the United States. Performing a procedure on the wrong side of a patient's body, performing the wrong procedure, or performing the correct procedure on the wrong patient are some of the...
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