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Diagnostic Error Causes Patient to Undergo Unnecessary Double Mastectomy

By July 26, 2019 Posted in General

Earlier this week, several online news sources reported a tragic story about Sarah Boyle, a young mother who was misdiagnosed with breast cancer when she was only 25. In 2016, doctors diagnosed Boyle with an aggressive form of breast cancer that required immediate, intense treatment. Boyle endured chemotherapy treatments, a […]

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MD Anderson Cancer Center Patient Dies as Result of Blood Transfusion Error

By July 23, 2019 Posted in General

Late last month, the Houston Chronicle reported that a woman at MD Anderson Cancer Center passed away in December of 2018 during a standard blood transfusion. The patient, who was only 23 years old, was being treated at the center for leukemia. According to reports from the Houston Chronicle and […]

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3M Facing Lawsuits after Defective Earplugs Cause Hearing Loss for Veterans

By July 15, 2019 Posted in General

According the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), employers must be aware of noise levels in the work environment. To ensure ear health and safety, noise levels should not exceed more than 115 decibels (dB) for any longer than 15 minutes. To give this some context, noisy restaurants typically clock […]

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Surgical Errors as Medical Malpractice

By July 15, 2019 Posted in General

If you or a loved one has ever needed a surgery, you know that there is no such thing as a “minor” operation. All surgeries involve risk, no matter the size or severity. Because of the inherent risk surgeries bring to patients, undergoing any kind of operation is already stressful […]

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