Category Archives for "Medical Malpractice"

Oct 28

Pennsylvania Hospital Uses Infected Instrument for Cardiac Procedures, Spreads Deadly Infection Among Patients

By Joe Messa

A heater-cooler device used to control the temperature of patient’s blood during cardiopulmonary bypass procedures at WellSpan York Hospital might be to blame in the death of four patients and the infection of at least four others. The device in question is manufactured by Sorin Group, (now LivaNova) a medical devices manufacturer based in Italy. […]

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Jul 17

Avoiding Medical Malpractice: 4 Steps to Becoming a Safer Patient

By Eric Weitz

Two-hundred and seventy fathers, mothers, children, brothers, sisters, and friends will die today as a result of medical malpractice and preventable medical errors. The same was true yesterday and will repeat itself tomorrow. As hospitals, physicians, and nurses continue to navigate the changes brought on by the Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”); patient safety remains […]

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Mar 27

Superbug Scopes Get Updated Cleaning Procedures

By Joe Messa

Duodenoscopes manufactured by Olympus Corporation (dubbed “superbug scopes”) have recently been blamed for the spread of an antibiotic resistant “superbug” called Carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae (CRE) that killed two patients at the UCLA medical center in California. The scopes are used in exploratory endoscopic procedures and investigations have revealed that the scopes’ design, full of grooves and […]

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Jul 17

Personal Injury Attorneys Recognize UV Safety Month

By Joe Messa

It’s July and the Philadelphia personal injury attorneys at Messa & Associates, along with The American Academy of Ophthalmology, want you to know that it’s UV Safety Month! Why is UV Safety SO Important? Ultra-violet rays, or UV rays, are the leading cause of skin cancer, the most common type of cancer in the United […]

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Jul 03

Florida Declares Damage Caps Unconstitutional

By Joe Messa

After more than 10 years of appeals and challenges, the Florida Supreme Court has finally declared that caps on medical malpractice damages are unconstitutional. The final decision was made based upon the tragic case of Michelle McCall, a young woman who bled to death after the c-section delivery of her son in February 2006. Ms. […]

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