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Mark Bello

Fleeing Justice

A 2013 USA Today investigative report shows that thousands of doctors who have been banned by hospitals or other medical facilities are not punished by state medical boards and continue to treat unsuspecting patients. My readers may recall neurosurgeon, Stefan […]

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Medical Malpractice Verdict Will Be Reduced By More Than 90 Percent

A Baltimore family was recently awarded $10 million in a medical malpractice case against the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) after a jury found that the health care providers’ negligence ultimately resulted in death. The patient was admitted to […]

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Wow! That’s a Lot of Money! Or Is It?

Here is an interesting case where a plaintiff received a sizeable verdict, but was denied full adjudication by a jury of his/her peers because of a legislatively capped recovery. A Texas jury awarded a man over $6.8 million against a […]

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Anesthesiologist Eyed In Serious Cataract Surgery Errors

Did an anesthesiologist blind five cataract patients in one day at a surgery center in Massachusetts? The Boston Globe describes a shocking account of a morning in May 2014 after patients lined up in reclining chairs awaiting their turn at […]

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Jury Awards Family $1.75M in UCLA Malpractice Case

Here is another story I want to share with my readers in hopes that more people will take note of the harm that is inflicted by tort reform. A jury awarded a collective $1.75 million to two siblings who alleged […]

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Jury Awards $44M In Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

A Philadelphia jury recently awarded $44.1 million to a women who suffered a brain hemorrhage while being treated at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Formerly a project manager at a financial services company, the woman was left paralyzed […]

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How Connected Are Doctors To Patients In the OR?

Everyone from young children to senior citizens have become increasingly glued to their phones — almost anywhere, at any time. Over the years, smartphones have even offered significant benefits for health care providers in terms of improved communication, providing assistance […]

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“Is The Cover Up Worse Than The Crime?”

When you accidentally hurt someone, saying “I’m sorry” goes a long way to beginning to repair a damaged relationship or righting a wrong. But in the medical field apologizing for a mistake is yet to become standard practice. Medical malpractice […]

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Hospital Celebrates One Year As A Safety “CHAMP” For Patients

Bristol Hospital, a general medical and surgical hospital in Bristol, CT, recently celebrated over a year without a safety error. How did they do it? By implementing a simple but effective method proven successful in other industries. In 2010, board […]

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OB/GYN Facing Multiple Lawsuits Closes Practice

Dr. Alexander M. Ortolano, an obstetrician and gynecologist who faces at seven medical negligence lawsuits and whose license was restricted by the state last year, has closed his Richland, Washington practice, Arbor Healthcare for Women. Amid allegations of performing unnecessary […]