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Scott Kappes

Doctor Blamed for Woman’s Fatal Intestinal Tear

The family of a Texas City woman who died as the result of an intestinal perforation have filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the Dr. Kalyanam Subramanyam alleging that the physician failed…

Scott Kappes

Feeding Tube Error May Have Caused Patient’s Death

The family of Elbert Eugene “Gene” Riggs Jr. has filed a lawsuit against the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio where an improperly inserted feeding tube allegedly directly lead…

Scott Kappes

Jury Awards $22.6 Million For Birthing Injury

A jury has awarded $22.6 million to a Cincinnati woman whose
daughter suffered brain damage as a result of medical birthing mistake. In 1997
Heather Grow, pregnant with her first child, was…

Scott Kappes

Children at Higher Risk For Drug Errors

A new study published in this month’s Pediatrics magazine
suggests that our children may be at much more of a risk of hospital
errors than we ever could have imagined. The study claims that…

Scott Kappes

Two Patients Die After Contracting Cancer From Donated Organs

The parents of 15-year-old Alex Koehne wanted their son to live on after passing away from what they were told was bacterial meningitis. After careful consideration Jim and Lisa Koehne decided to…

Scott Kappes

Doctor Performs Brain Surgery on Wrong Side of Brain

A Rhode Island hospital has been fined $50,000 and reprimanded by the Department of Health after a doctor performed brain surgery on the wrong side of a patient’s brain. While this sounds terrible it gets even worse. This is the third time this has happened this year at this hospital alone. Last Friday marks the most recent occurrence when the chief resident began operating on the wrong side of…

Scott Kappes

Woman's Estate Files Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Over Amputation

The estate of a West Virginia woman has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit in response to a leg amputation she received. The woman lost her right leg above the knee due to complications during surgery. The suit was filed in a circuit court on August 6th against Edmund E. Figuero, M.D.According to the suit, Rosa Griffith underwent a left heart catheterization via the right groin artery June 13,…

Robert Binstock

Paxil and Birth Defects

The Food and Drug Administration issued a health alert on September 27, 2005, to medical professionals and that GlaxoSmithKline changed the labeling on their popular antidepressant Paxil to reflect growing concerns about birth defects. Women that took Paxil during their first three months of pregnancy were one and a half to two and a half times more like to have a baby with a serious heart…

Dian Rosier

Mounting Problems with Paxil

Since 1992, when the FDA first gave its approval for the release of Paxil in the U.S. market, it has been one long rollercoaster ride for the drug manufacturer, GlaxoSmithKline, GSK. Generating annual sales of up to 2 billion dollars, Paxil has been prescribed for the treatment of depression, and a large variety of other “disorders”, many of which the American public had never heard of before…

Chrissie Cole

Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Settled for 1.2M

A Texas woman has settled a medical malpractice lawsuit against Belvidere Bariatric Clinic to the tune of $1.2 million. The claimant alleged negligence by the clinic led to her husband’s death. On Tuesday she agreed to a settlement of 1.2 million with the Bariatric Treatment Center, Northwest Suburban Community Hospital and the surgeon involved.Another doctor, a defendant included in the case,…