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March 2019 Archives

ARE ELECTRONIC HEALTHCARE RECORDS ADDING TO MEDICAL MALPRACTICE?

A 47-year-old woman sought the advice of her physician for severe head pain. Although she normally suffered from migraines, she was certain that her pain symptoms were not migraines. Despite two visits and alarming symptoms, the physician was not able to diagnose the woman until it was too late. After a medical malpractice lawsuit was filed by her husband, Massachusetts patients may be interested to learn that a glitch in her electronic medical record may have resulted in her delayed diagnosis.

THREE WAYS TO AVOID BEING IN A CAR CRASH ON A LONG COMMUTE

A long commute to work and a long commute home can be exhausting, even when a great job makes your commute worth doing every day. However, as you get familiar with your route, you may become less attentive as a driver, which can lead to being involved in a car crash that causes serious injuries to you or others on the road. To prevent being in a crash, consider how you can prepare for a better commute, what you need to do to avoid driving distractions and how you can avoid speeding.

INVESTIGATION SAYS NEGLIGENCE DURING BIRTH MAY BE A PROBLEM

Childbirth is an exciting and life-altering event for most Massachusetts's mothers. Mothers may be alarmed to learn that pregnancy and giving birth may be dangerous to the mother's health, especially if there is medical negligence during birth. One news agency has revealed some of the findings of an ongoing investigation into the care and medical treatment of pregnant mothers.

NEW BROKERAGE ACCOUNT SAFEGUARDS AIM TO PROTECT SENIORS

As the population ages, elder financial abuse is a mounting problem, and vulnerable seniors can become victims of scammers who convince them to empty their investment accounts. For that reason, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the organization that regulates sales of securities, issued new rules effective in 2018 to protect seniors with brokerage accounts from financial scams.

Mother accuses hospital of medical malpractice for lab error

Learning about a pregnancy can be surprising, emotional and exciting.  One woman in another state found out about her pregnancy in an unconventional manner. Following the birth of her son, she has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit for the resulting injuries her son suffered from the treatment she received during her pregnancy. Mothers in Massachusetts may be interested to learn about her civil lawsuit.

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