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November 2011

Infections in Hospitals

By |2019-03-18T22:03:29+00:00November 21st, 2011|Hospital Negligence|

Are hospital-acquired infections a major health concern? Answer YES!! Is there enough being done to protect you from infection? Answer NO!! Why are so many adverse events like hospital-acquired infections not being prevented. You go into the hospital for one thing and assume you will be kept safe from harmful bacteria, yet so often infections [...]

August 2011

Communication Errors Between Doctors

By |2019-03-18T22:03:31+00:00August 25th, 2011|Medical Malpractice|

Medical Errors due to communication deficits occurring during shift change, on the weekends or when another doctor is covering for the attending physician are often the subject of litigation. Medical errors are more likely to occur during a shift change or when one doctor signs off to another doctor. Weekends when staff is different or [...]

How do I Obtain my Medical Records?

By |2019-03-18T22:03:31+00:00August 17th, 2011|Patient Safety|

We have previously written on the topic of medical records. See our website on our Home Page at the News & Articles and Patient Resources tab at for more information on your rights. The attorneys at Mishkind Kulwicki Law are patient safety advocates and, as such, we need to examine your records to uncover [...]

Atrial Fibrillation

By |2015-12-22T21:17:44+00:00August 3rd, 2011|Medical Malpractice|

Medical malpractice claims arising from improper treatment of atrial fibrillation are not uncommon. Negligence on the part of the doctor can lead to stroke or death among other complications. Atrial fibrillation is a very common abnormal heart rhythm. It is estimated that well over 2,000,000 patients in the U.S. suffer from this abnormal cardiac rhythm. [...]

Respiratory Arrest After Surgery

By |2019-03-18T22:03:31+00:00August 3rd, 2011|Medical Malpractice|

Medical malpractice claims due to respiratory arrest can happen due to miscommunication between the surgical team, the anesthesia team, the post anesthesia caregivers and the caregivers that assume care of the patient on the medical surgical floor after surgery. Sudden respiratory arrest with catastrophic results in the immediate postoperative period is frequently due to the [...]

July 2011

Preventing Medical Errors

By |2019-03-18T22:03:32+00:00July 18th, 2011|Medical Malpractice|

Medical errors are one of the Nation's leading causes of death and injury. How can you prevent medical errors? First it is important to understand what is a medical error. Any preventable occurrence in the care and treatment of a patient that results in an adverse outcome, is a medical error. When a preventable occurrence [...]

Hospital-Acquired Infections

By |2019-04-24T17:59:58+00:00July 11th, 2011|Hospital Negligence|

Hospital-acquired infections happen all too often. There are multiple sources for acquiring infections before, during and after surgery. Poor infection prevention by the healthcare team can lead to the spread of infection from patient to patient. The prevention of infection, sepsis, organ failure and death requires that all member of the hospital staff understand how [...]

June 2011

Researchers Find Hospitals Are Exaggerating Benefits of Robotic Surgery

By |2019-03-18T22:03:33+00:00June 8th, 2011|Medical Malpractice|

Researchers from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, recently conducted a study that found that hospital websites may overestimate the benefits and ignore the risks of using robotic surgery at their facilities. After analyzing 400 randomly-selected websites for hospitals with 200 or more beds across the U.S., the researchers found that about [...]

March 2011

What is the Difference Between a Medical Claim Against a Hospital and a Negligence Claim Against a Hospital?

By |2019-03-18T22:03:34+00:00March 10th, 2011|Medical Malpractice|

Frequently, injuries occur in a hospital as a result of negligence against a nurse or other hospital employee and the question becomes whether the claim is a medical claim (otherwise known as a medical negligence claim) or a standard common law negligence claim. The distinction may seem to be insignificant, but the consequences of the [...]

October 2010

Communication Tips for Talking With Your Doctor

By |2019-03-18T22:03:35+00:00October 27th, 2010|Patient Safety|

The days of doctors making house calls, the stuff of classic Hollywood films, are long gone. In today's world, insurance limits, primary care referrals and crowded waiting rooms are the norm. However, in this modern healthcare system, it has become apparent that doctors and patients are often not in sync with each other when it [...]

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