Wednesday, 13 of December of 2017

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CDC Data Reveals Marked Increase of A.D.H.D. Diagnosis in Children

By Mark Favaloro,Virginia Medical Malpractice Injury Lawyer

The CDC has released new statistics that show a sharp increase in children being diagnosed with A.D.H.D. That diagnosis is typically treated with strong drugs such as Ritalin and Adderall. Many in the medical community are concerned that these medications are being overused. To learn more, read here. . .

New CDC Data Reveals One in Five High-School Age Boys Diagnosed with A.D.H.D.

About the Editors: The VA-NC medical malpractice attorneys at Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro include medical and surgical malpractice lawyers licensed in both Virginia and Carolina. Our attorneys have experience handling medical malpractice cases involving hospital and doctors’ mistakes, as well as nursing home abuse and neglect. Check out our case results to see our track record of success in medical malpractice lawsuits, and also be sure to read our free medical malpractice reports Top 10 Tips From a Medical Malpractice Insider and Top 5 Surgical Errors. Attorneys with our firm have been listed among the Best Lawyers in America since 2008. Attorneys with our personal injury law firm have also been named Virginia Super Lawyers since 2010, an honor fewer than 5 percent of practicing attorneys receive.

 



Tort Reform Will Not Significantly Reduce Health Care Costs

By Jim Lewis, Medical Negligence Attorney

Our firm published an article discussing the misguided and irrational arguments calling for capping jury awards at $250,000. Jury awards are not the problem. They do not cause health care costs to increase. Find out why in this article…

The Answer to Rising Health Care Costs is Not Found in the Court Room

About the Editors: The VA-NC medical malpractice attorneys at Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro include medical and surgical malpractice lawyers licensed in both Virginia and Carolina. Our attorneys have experience handling medical malpractice cases involving hospital and doctors’ mistakes, as well as nursing home abuse and neglect. Check out our case results to see our track record of success in medical malpractice lawsuits, and also be sure to read our free medical malpractice reports Top 10 Tips From a Medical Malpractice Insider and Top 5 Surgical Errors. Attorneys with our firm have been listed among the Best Lawyers in America since 2008. Attorneys with our personal injury law firm have also been named Virginia Super Lawyers since 2010, an honor fewer than 5 percent of practicing attorneys receive.


Alleged Dentist Puts 7,000 Patients at Risk of HIV, Hepatitis

By Jim Lewis, Virginia (VA) Medical Malpractice Lawyer

We put a lot of trust into any medical professional when we walk into their office. Over 7,000 patients have been put at risk of contracting HIV and hepatitis after an Oklahoma dentist allegedlybreached their trust and violated protocol. To read the full story, follow the link to “Alleged Dentist Puts 7,000 Patients at Risk of HIV, Hepatitis”.

About the Editors: The VA-NC medical malpractice attorneys at Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro include medical and surgical malpractice lawyers licensed in both Virginia and Carolina. Our attorneys have experience handling medical malpractice cases involving hospital and doctors’ mistakes, as well as nursing home abuse and neglect. Check out our case results to see our track record of success in medical malpractice lawsuits, and also be sure to read our free medical malpractice reports Top 10 Tips From a Medical Malpractice Insider and Top 5 Surgical Errors. Attorneys with our firm have been listed among the Best Lawyers in America since 2008. Attorneys with our personal injury law firm have also been named Virginia Super Lawyers since 2010, an honor fewer than 5 percent of practicing attorneys receive.


New Report Squashes Myths Surrounding Medical Malpractice

By Jim Lewis, Medical Malpractice Injury Lawyer

Our firm published an article discussing the five most-common myths surrounding medical malpractice. Unfortunately, these myths have infiltrated media outlets, newspapers, and the medical community, which has led to tort reform laws getting passed in a myriad of states. The article explains how this is unproductive and will not help reduce health-care spending or improve the health-care system in our country…

Medical Malpractice Myths Debunked

About the Editors: The VA-NC medical malpractice attorneys at Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro include medical and surgical malpractice lawyers licensed in both Virginia and Carolina. Our attorneys have experience handling medical malpractice cases involving hospital and doctors’ mistakes, as well as nursing home abuse and neglect. Check out our case results to see our track record of success in medical malpractice lawsuits, and also be sure to read our free medical malpractice reports Top 10 Tips From a Medical Malpractice Insider and Top 5 Surgical Errors. Attorneys with our firm have been listed among the Best Lawyers in America since 2008. Attorneys with our personal injury law firm have also been named Virginia Super Lawyers since 2010, an honor fewer than 5 percent of practicing attorneys receive.

 


Serious Medical Malpractice “Never Events” Occur 80 Times a Week

By Jim Lewis, Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Virginia

Our firm published an article on so-called “never events”. These are events that occur during a surgical procedure that are considered unacceptable and an exemplar of medical negligence. For example, leaving a sponge inside a patient’s body. Unfortunately, these events are occurring quite frequently each week in the United States. To learn more, read the story here…

Medical Malpractice Alert – So-Called “Never Events” Happen Quite Frequently in Hospitals

About the Editors: The VA-NC medical malpractice attorneys at Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro include medical and surgical malpractice lawyers licensed in both Virginia and Carolina. Our attorneys have experience handling medical malpractice cases involving hospital and doctors’ mistakes, as well as nursing home abuse and neglect. Check out our case results to see our track record of success in medical malpractice lawsuits, and also be sure to read our free medical malpractice reports Top 10 Tips From a Medical Malpractice Insider and Top 5 Surgical Errors. Attorneys with our firm have been listed among the Best Lawyers in America since 2008. Attorneys with our personal injury law firm have also been named Virginia Super Lawyers since 2010, an honor fewer than 5 percent of practicing attorneys receive.


Misdiagnosis or Non-Diagnosis of Aortic Aneurysm Can Lead to Loss of Life

By Jim Lewis, Virginia Medical Negligence Attorney

Our firm published an article talking about aortic aneurisms and the legal ramifications of a misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose. Unfortunately, this condition is potentially fatal and quite common. In fact, aortic aneurisms are one of the leading causes of death in the United States. To learn more, check the article on our main website titled:

Failure to Diagnose Aortic Aneurysm Can Have Deadly Consequences

About the Editors: The VA-NC medical malpractice attorneys at Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro include medical and surgical malpractice lawyers licensed in both Virginia and Carolina. Our attorneys have experience handling medical malpractice cases involving hospital and doctors’ mistakes, as well as nursing home abuse and neglect. Check out our case results to see our track record of success in medical malpractice lawsuits, and also be sure to read our free medical malpractice reports Top 10 Tips From a Medical Malpractice Insider and Top 5 Surgical Errors. Attorneys with our firm have been listed among the Best Lawyers in America since 2008. Attorneys with our personal injury law firm have also been named Virginia Super Lawyers since 2010, an honor fewer than 5 percent of practicing attorneys receive.


Breast Cancer Misdiagnoses Leading to Malpractice Suits

By Mark Favaloro, Virginia (VA) Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Being misdiagnosed for a simple medical issue can leave a victim scared and upset but being misdiagnosed for cancer is life altering and traumatic. The rate of misdiagnoses of breast cancer is climbing at an alarming rate as breast cancer numbers rise. To find out why this is happening follow the link to “Breast Cancer Misdiagnoses Leading to Malpractice Suits”

About the Editors: The VA-NC medical malpractice attorneys at Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro include medical and surgical malpractice lawyers licensed in both Virginia and Carolina. Our attorneys have experience handling medical malpractice cases involving hospital and doctors’ mistakes, as well as nursing home abuse and neglect. Check out our case results to see our track record of success in medical malpractice lawsuits, and also be sure to read our free medical malpractice reports Top 10 Tips From a Medical Malpractice Insider and Top 5 Surgical Errors. Attorneys with our firm have been listed among the Best Lawyers in America since 2008. Attorneys with our personal injury law firm have also been named Virginia Super Lawyers since 2010, an honor fewer than 5 percent of practicing attorneys receive.


New Study Indicates that Medication Abbreviation Confusions Could Contribute to Injuries

By Mark Favaloro, Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Unfortunately, the abbreviation system for many prescription medications can cause confusion for nurses and other health professionals. A recent study showed that the participants did not correctly interpret an abbreviation. For example, participants interpreted “ER” as meaning “emergency release”, rather than “extended release”, with incorrect classification as a short-acting medication. To learn more, read the story here…

Misinterpretation of Medication Abbreviations Can Have Serious Consequences

About the Editors: The VA-NC medical malpractice attorneys at Shapiro, Lewis & Appleton include medical and surgical malpractice lawyers licensed in both Virginia and Carolina. Our attorneys have experience handling medical malpractice cases involving hospital and doctors’ mistakes, as well as nursing home abuse and neglect. Check out our case results to see our track record of success in medical malpractice lawsuits, and also be sure to read our free medical malpractice reports Top 10 Tips From a Medical Malpractice Insider and Top 5 Surgical Errors. Rick Shapiro and James Lewis have been listed among the Best Lawyers in America since 2008. They, along with fellow attorney Randy Appleton, have also been named Virginia Super Lawyers since 2010, an honor fewer than 5 percent of practicing attorneys receive.


Jury Awards Victim $126 Million in Delayed Diagnosis Case

By Mark Favaloro, Medical Malpractice Attorney

What Happened:

A jury awarded a woman $126 million after she was forced to sit unattended in a hospital for hours while personnel failed to diagnose her heart attack. As a result of the medical personnel’s negligence, the victim sustained permanent injuries that will require medical treatment for the rest of her life, including the need for a heart transplant in the future, according to lawyersusaonline.com.

The Virginia Injury Lawyer’s Perspective:

People may be shocked at the size of the jury award, but it’s important to keep in mind that the victim’s medical malpractice attorney made a settlement demand of $1.9 million but the defendant only offered $475,000. I point this out to show that it was the defendant’s decision to proceed to trial since they weren’t willing to come closer to the victim’s settlement range. The defendant took the gamble of going to court and the plaintiff’s case was victorious.

It’s also important to keep in mind that the jury verdict is largely devoted to future medical expenses. The total award is comprised of $16 million for future pain and suffering and the remainder allocated for 32 years of future medical care including the use of defibrillators, ventricular devices and a future heart transplant.

About the Editors: The VA-NC medical malpractice attorneys at Shapiro, Lewis & Appleton include medical and surgical malpractice lawyers licensed in both Virginia and Carolina. Our attorneys have experience handling medical malpractice cases involving hospital and doctors’ mistakes, as well as nursing home abuse and neglect. Check out our case results to see our track record of success in medical malpractice lawsuits, and also be sure to read our free medical malpractice reports Top 10 Tips From a Medical Malpractice Insider and Top 5 Surgical Errors. Rick Shapiro and James Lewis have been listed among the Best Lawyers in America since 2008. They, along with fellow attorney Randy Appleton, have also been named Virginia Super Lawyers since 2010, an honor fewer than 5 percent of practicing attorneys receive.


Tort Reform Arguments Debunked by New Study

By Kevin Duffan, Medical Malpractice Attorney

Tort reform advocates are simply mistaken that doctors are being bankrupted, or even overwhelmed, by medical malpractice lawsuits. The empirical evidence shows that payouts to victims of medical malpractice were at their lowest levels ever last year. To learn more, read the article here…

New Study Shoots Down Tort Reform Arguments

About the Editors: The VA-NC medical malpractice attorneys at Shapiro, Lewis & Appleton include medical and surgical malpractice lawyers licensed in both Virginia and Carolina. Our attorneys have experience handling medical malpractice cases involving hospital and doctors’ mistakes, as well as nursing home abuse and neglect. Check out our case results to see our track record of success in medical malpractice lawsuits, and also be sure to read our free medical malpractice reports Top 10 Tips From a Medical Malpractice Insider and Top 5 Surgical Errors. Rick Shapiro and James Lewis have been listed among the Best Lawyers in America since 2008. They, along with fellow attorney Randy Appleton, have also been named Virginia Super Lawyers since 2010, an honor fewer than 5 percent of practicing attorneys receive.