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Anesthesia Error Lawyers

A new study presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) says that anesthesia complications in the United States have dropped by more than half, while the death rate from anesthesia errors remains steady. The study…

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Seattle medical malpractice lawyer

U.S. health regulators aren’t doing enough to ensure the safety and effectiveness of medical devices both before and after they are approved for public sale, according to two new studies published in JAMA Internal Medicine. One study takes issue with…

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CDC Report

More babies die before they reach their first birthday in the United States than in 25 other wealthy countries, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The U.S. infant mortality rate in 2010…

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Study

Heart attack patients who fail to receive any of nine crucial types of care following discharge from the hospital are 46 percent more likely to die within a month and 74 percent more likely to die within a year, according…

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Newspaper Report

Many military hospitals – such as Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma – are small and underused, leading to high rates of inpatient medical errors, according to a recent report by the New York Times. There are 54 military hospitals…

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New Guidelines for Pediatric Surgery

Beginning next year, participating children’s surgical centers will be assigned one of three levels of care based on the system used for designating trauma centers, according to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal. Millions of children undergo surgery…

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Fifteen years ago an Institute of Medicine Report drew attention to the epidemic of hospital-related harm when it reported that as many as 98,000 patients per year died from preventable medical errors. Last year a new analysis published in the…

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President Barack Obama has signed into law The Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014, which is designed to provide more timely access to health care for American military veterans who’ve faced long wait times…

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Johnson & Johnson, the largest maker of a tool used to perform hysterectomies and remove uterine growths, is urging surgeons not to use the device over concerns that it could spread cancer in women. J&J’s Ethicon division makes the devices,…

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A new study published in the British Journal of Urology International (BJUI) shows that a shift in recent years from inpatient to outpatient surgery for common urologic procedures coincides with an increase in patient deaths among certain populations following potentially…

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