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Laura Daly – Discusses the Growing Number of Hernia Mesh Cases in the U.S.

November 8th, 2019|Comments Off on Laura Daly – Discusses the Growing Number of Hernia Mesh Cases in the U.S.

Laura Daly - Discusses the Growing Number of Hernia Mesh Cases in the U.S. EXAMPLES OF CASES INVOLVING MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE INCLUDE: Surgery Errors and Surgical Negligence – These errors include carelessness by a surgeon during the procedure itself; the decision to proceed with surgery despite signs in the patient’s presentation or medical history that the procedure should not move

David Angueira Discusses Picking the Right Lawyer for Your Personal Injury Case

September 5th, 2019|Comments Off on David Angueira Discusses Picking the Right Lawyer for Your Personal Injury Case

Firm Overview Why Hire Swartz & Swartz, P.C. for Your Boston Personal Injury Case? At Swartz & Swartz, P.C., our Boston injury lawyers are passionate not only about aggressively seeking justice for our clients, but also about changing laws and setting legal precedents that will benefit future generations. This unwavering commitment to make a difference with regard to matters of public safety and

Jury awards $11.5 million to Framingham girl in medical malpractice suit

July 23rd, 2019|Comments Off on Jury awards $11.5 million to Framingham girl in medical malpractice suit

A jury has awarded $11.5 million to a Framingham girl whose family filed a medical malpractice suit against a radiologist at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, finding that he was negligent in his care of her by not properly reacting to a heart problem she had 10 years ago. Anna Coelho alleged that in April 2009, when she was an 18-month-old, there was “a significant delay in the

Jury awards $11.5 million to Framingham girl in medical malpractice suit

June 18th, 2019|Comments Off on Jury awards $11.5 million to Framingham girl in medical malpractice suit

A jury has awarded $11.5 million to a Framingham girl whose family filed a medical malpractice suit against a radiologist at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, finding that he was negligent in his care of her by not properly reacting to a heart problem she had 10 years ago. Anna Coelho alleged that in April 2009, when she was an 18-month-old, there was “a significant delay in the

Pain Pumps Shown to Cause Severe Cartilage Damage

July 9th, 2018|0 Comments

Patients undergoing arthroscopic shoulder surgery have routinely received pain pumps to assist in their recovery in recent years. However, new studies suggest that these pumps may deliver too much medicine. The overdosing can destroy cartilage, and may lead to a condition known as Postarthroscopic Glenohumeral Chondrolysis. This condition is very painful, and may be severely debilitating. Pain pumps, which deliver controlled amounts of local anesthetics

MGH Suspends Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Program After Serious Complications due to Errors

May 29th, 2018|0 Comments

As of April 17th, 2009, Massachusetts General Hospital (“MGH”) reportedly suspended its pediatric cardiac surgery program after two babies suffered serious complications following errors made during open-heart surgery. State public health officials were investigating after receiving notification from the hospital that it was no longer taking young heart surgery patients. Although it had been reported that both babies survived, one child may have suffered a

The Current Healthcare Bill: Eroding The Rights of Individuals to Seek Justice in Courts

May 11th, 2017|0 Comments

Last Thursday, May 4, the House of Representatives passed by one vote the Republican plan to replace Obamacare. Among other things, this bill will have a significant impact on lawsuits related to medical malpractice. According to a report by the New York Times, the bill would impose new limits on lawsuits involving care covered by Medicaid, Medicare, or private health insurance subsidized by the Affordable Care Act. These limits would

Hospitals Faulted for Failure to Report Injuries and Deaths

December 16th, 2016|0 Comments

A dozen hospitals worldwide, including three large hospitals in Massachusetts, have been faulted by Federal regulators for failing to properly report the injuries and deaths. Due to a lack of effort by medical facilities to detect problems with certain medical devices, these devices may have caused significant harm. Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and UMass Memorial Hospital were three of seventeen hospitals inspected

Increase in Robotic Surgeries Raise Concerns

November 26th, 2014|0 Comments

Robotic surgical equipment, now solely made in the United States by Intuitive surgical Inc. of Sunnyvale, Calif., has been a topic of controversy since its U.S Food and Drug Administration approval in 2000. Recently at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, seven nurses and doctors along with a half-ton, 7- foot- tall metal and plastic robot performed robotic surgery on Paul Claus, 77, of Winthrop. Claus

Massachusetts sees an Overwhelming Jump in Hospital Mistakes

August 15th, 2014|0 Comments

Within the last year, Massachusetts acute-care hospitals reported over 750 serious medical errors and patient injuries. This number is a 70 percent jump from previous years, causing concern for Hospital executives, as well as the patients and their families who were harmed by these errors. Health officials attribute this annual jump to the expanded definitions of what constitutes medical harm. Some of the hospital errors

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