Medical Malpractice

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Laparoscopy or laparoscopic surgery is an operation performed in the pelvis or abdomen that uses small incisions with the aid of a camera. It is also known as keyhole or minimally invasive surgery. Laparoscopic surgery can be used for cholecystectomy, which is the removal of the gall bladder, as well…

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A dynamic medical malpractice trial attorney is an integral part of any litigation team, and Finz & Finz, P.C., Jack Kanzler credits the rest of his team with making it all happen. “In the hundreds of cases I’ve been involved with, it’s always been a team effort. I couldn’t do…

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Incompetence is a problem in every field, but is particularly troublesome in the medical profession, where a doctor’s failures can lead to significant injury or even death. Doctors regularly miss diagnoses or botch surgeries, resulting in millions of dollars in additional medical expenses. But as frightening as incompetence is, willful…

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Wernicke’s Encephalopathy, a condition where lesions develop in the central nervous system due to a lack of Thiamine in the body, can cause long-term disability or even death. A swift diagnosis is of paramount importance when dealing with the disease, as lesions can get worse without rapid Thiamine supplementation to…

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Plastic surgery is a cut-throat business, with thousands of practitioners competing for customers. Generating business is the key to generating revenue, and many plastic surgeons are motivated as much by their bottom line as by a desire to help people. This is not true of all of them. Some plastic…

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It’s been over three years since Angel Rivera was left to die in the waiting room of the ER at Lincoln Hospital in New York. On July 19th, 2014, Mr. Rivera was brought in after suffering a head injury. Head injuries are recognized by medical professionals as particularly dangerous, in…

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Colonoscopies are recommended for routine cancer screening for Americans over the age of 50. Millions of these procedures are performed every year. During a colonoscopy, a long thin tube called an endoscope is inserted into the rectum, then navigated by a surgeon until it reaches the colon. Once there, a…

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Selling false hope to people suffering from significant medical issues is nothing new. “Snake oil salesmen” traveled the Old West, peddling miracle cures that were often little more than alcohol mixed with whatever random substances the salesman had. These “cures” never actually cured anything, but they made the huckster enough…

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On June 22nd, 2017, a Maryland medical facility issued a warning to patients that an endoscope used for colonoscopies was possibly contaminated. At least 23 patients are believed to be potentially affected. The Kaiser Permanente facility in Largo insists that proper sanitizing protocols were followed, but that a defect in…

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