Saturday, March 25, 2017

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  •  Thursday, November 11, 2010

Because of the potential for chronic pain and disabilities if treatment is delayed or improperly performed in carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) cases, timely diagnosis and treatment is essential to avoid medical malpractice and personal injury lawsuits.

Evaluating Patients for LASIK Surgery

  •  Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A thorough preoperative assessment, meticulous surgical technique, and careful monitoring of patients postoperatively maximizes patient outcomes and satisfaction in LASIK surgery.

The Hand (Anatomy and Medical Issues)

  •  Thursday, September 9, 2010

The hand functions–with its tendons, nerves, vascular circulation, multiple carpal bones, metacarpals, and phalanges–is a very complex part of our body and requires expert specialist medical care.

Acetaminophen Toxicity

  •  Thursday, September 9, 2010

Acetaminophen is one of the most common pharmaceuticals associated with poisoning. Failure to promptly administer N-acetylcysteine (NAC) or to consider co-ingestants in these cases increases the risk of a medical malpractice or personal injury lawsuit.

Diabetes in Pregnancy

  •  Thursday, August 19, 2010

The epidemic of obesity is responsible for the increase of diabetes in pregnancy; The increase in shoulder dystocia and neurologic injury at the time of birth is one result.

Effects of Crude Oil Exposure

  •  Tuesday, June 29, 2010

All exposures to crude oil, no matter how seemingly insignificant, may prove consequential in medical-legal cases. Children and pregnant mothers are at significant risk.

Skilled Nursing Facility Falls

  •  Thursday, June 3, 2010

Falls among patients in skilled nursing facilities (SNF) are an important factor in generating plaintiff actions in personal injury lawsuits.

Priapism

  •  Tuesday, May 11, 2010

As complications from priapism are on the rise as a result of the use of erectile dysfunction medication, healthcare providers must be aware of the risks of medical malpractice or personal injury lawsuits if treatment is delayed or improperly performed

Postconcussive Syndrome

  •  Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Patients with post-concussive syndrome (PCS) do not usually present symptoms immediately after the trauma and the prognosis of PCS remains difficult. Thus litigants in medical malpractice or personal injury lawsuits face the challenge of proving causa

Stroke

  •  Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Physicians have been held liable for failure to diagnose stroke, hemorrhage and infection and obtain appropriate consultation. A high index of suspicion, however, is necessary in medical malpractice or personal injury lawsuits.

Kidney Transplantation

  •  Thursday, October 29, 2009

Many of the medical-legal risks in general surgery are applicable to transplantation surgery. Obtaining informed consent for the surgical procedure is paramount. For clinical studies Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval may be required.

Neonatal Emergencies

  •  Friday, October 23, 2009

In neonatal emergencies it is best to over diagnose and have the neonate admitted for observation. Consultants should be called liberally. Presumptive and empiric treatment may not only save a life but can avert a medical malpractice or personal injur

Heart Attacks in Women

  •  Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the U.S.. Delays in seeking treatment for cardiovascular disease (CVD) is partly explained by the different symptoms women present that physicians often miss.

H. Pylori Infection

  •  Thursday, October 8, 2009

Consider performing an EGD before prescribing a treatment for peptic ulcer disease caused by H. pylori. Ulcers and gastric cancer may manifest with the same symptoms and the correct diagnosis is essential to avoid medical malpractice or personal injury

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

  •  Wednesday, September 16, 2009

If an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) ruptures and shock ensues, morbidity and mortality increase dramatically. Physicians have been held liable in medical malpractice and personal injury lawsuits for failure to diagnose AAA and obtain appropriate cons

Aspirin Toxicity

  •  Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Hip Dislocations

  •  Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Failure to diagnose and reduce hip dislocations in the first 6 hours or to overlook a fracture diminishes the prognosis and can lead to a medical malpractice or personal injury lawsuit.

Spider Bites

  •  Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The most common problem physicians make with spider bites is the tendency to minimize it. Unless the Brown Recluse bite is suspected and treated quickly and aggressively, serious injury may result as will the potential for a medical malpractice or pers

Acute Glaucoma

  •  Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Timely intervention in cases of acute angle-closure glaucoma (AACG) is critical to avoid visual loss. Physicians should have a low threshold for checking intraocular pressure. Misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis are the biggest reasons for a medical ma

Lyme Disease

  •  Friday, August 7, 2009

Because only about 25-30% of patients with Lyme disease recall the tick bite, failure to diagnose is a medical-legal pitfall. Serologic tests can be highly insensitive and non-specific. Thus misinterpretation of test results poses a danger of medical m