Category Archives for "Medical Malpractice"

May 01

Preventable medical errors kill 200k people a year in the US

By Joe Messa

An article in the March edition of the Journal of Patient Safety discussed medical error related deaths in the US, citing the leading causes to be highly preventable occurences including pressure ulcers (bedsores), hospital-acquired infections, blood clots (embolism), surgical errors, and misdiagnosis. One of the article’s contributors, Dr. Kevin T. Kavanagh, commented, “Our utmost concern […]

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Jan 05

Nurse Sues Cooper University Health Care After MRSA Outbreak

By Joe Messa

A former Cooper University Health Care nurse has filed a lawsuit in Middlesex County against Cooper, alleging wrongful termination and medical malpractice. The nurse, Catherine Tanksley-Bowe, Ph.D, was employed by Cooper for only one month in 2016. During the time of her employment, there was an outbreak of drug resistant MRSA in the neonatal intensive […]

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Mar 08

Medical Device Blamed for the Spread of Cancer in Women

By Joe Messa

A Republican Congressman out of the 8th District of Pennsylvania, Michael Fitzpatrick, is calling on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to investigate a number of deaths linked to the use of a popular surgical device for gynecological procedures including hysterectomies and uterine fibroid removals. The congressman is also calling for a criminal investigation […]

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