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  • Category: Medical Malpractice

    Cases of AFib Increasing in Younger Adults

    According to a study recently published in the medical journal “Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology”, atrial fibrillation, or AFib, is much more common in individuals under the age of 65 than we previously believed. AFib is an abnormal heart rhythm which increases a person’s risk for significant cardiovascular complications, like blood clots, heart failure, heart attack[…]

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    Why are so Many “Never Events” Happening?

    You may not have heard of a “never event” before and chances are, you do not want to. The National Institute of Health or NIH defines “never events” as a subset of patient safety incidents that are both preventable and so serious that they should never occur. Events like these include performing an operation on[…]

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    FDA Warns Heart Device Connected to Deaths and Injuries

    Recently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a serious warning over the use of Abiomed’s left-sided Impella heart pumps, which can perforate the heart and have already been implicated in 49 deaths and more than 100 injuries. Although the FDA is not mandating a product recall, it has put forth what is known as[…]

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    Doctors Say Cases of Stomach Flu Are Going Up

    Have you ever had to stay home from work for a few days because of a nasty stomach bug that really knocked you off your feet? Well, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), norovirus, a gastrointestinal infection that usually causes moderate symptoms like nausea, stomach pain, and diarrhea, is taking the[…]

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    National Patient Safety Awareness Week

    March 10th through 16th marks this year’s annual National Patient Safety Awareness Week, a public health campaign that raises awareness about healthcare safety. Supported by the Center for Patient Safety (CPS) and sponsored by the Institute of Healthcare Improvement, or IHI, this year’s theme is Safer Together. Safety experts at the CPS selected this year’s theme[…]

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