Medical Malpractice

Active duty can sue for malpractice at Wright-Patterson

There has been a big change in how active duty military members can receive compensation for malpractice injuries. This will have a big effect on military members who are the victims of malpractice at Wright-Patterson. The 2020 National Defense Autho… Read More
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Neil Armstrong's family receives $6M in wrongful death settlement

An article in today’s Dayton Daily News reveals that the family of astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first person to walk on the moon, reached a $6 million settlement with Mercy Health-Fairfield Hospital over his wrongful death in 2012. Mr. Armstro… Read More
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Can I sue the military if a military OB/GYN injures my baby?

Traditionally, it has been very difficult to sue the military for injuries suffered while on active duty, even if those injuries were caused by negligence of military doctors. In 1946, Congress enacted the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) which makes i… Read More
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AARP publishes list of Health Care Mistakes

According to AARP, 250,000 deaths a year were caused by health care mistakes in America. That would make health care mistakes the third leading cause of death in the United States. AARP published a list of the “Dirty Dozen,” 12 Sources Of Harm Th… Read More
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Doctors Ignore Electronic Warnings

Electronic medical records are becoming the norm in all medical facilities. These records are helpful because they standardize information between medical providers. They also come with built-in warnings to alert doctors when there is a potential pro… Read More
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Distracted Doctoring Increases Patient Risk

In the last few years, we have all heard of the dangers of “distracted driving.” We know that the brain cannot effectively multi-task, and that driving while texting or viewing things on your phone can be deadly. What you might not know, however,… Read More
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Breast Cancer Detection and Malpractice

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous ruling invalidating patents that a company had obtained on the human genes BRCA 1 and BRCA 2. These two genes are basically associated with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer risks. The company that had obt… Read More
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Cervical Cancer Misdiagnosed 30 Times

I read a tragic story today about a British woman who recently died after doctors missed 30 chances to diagnose her cervical cancer. Jeannine Harvey was a 33 year-old mother of 4 who died as a result of cervical cancer. She died more than eight month… Read More
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12 Million Misdiagnosis Mistakes Every Year

At The O’Keefe Firm, we have spent many years dealing with misdiagnosis mistakes. These are mistakes made by doctors and other health care professionals in deciding what is wrong with a patient. A very common situation is when a doctor misses signs… Read More
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This entry was posted in: Blog, Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice

8th Grader Declared Brain Dead after alleged Surgical Error

You might have seen the tragic story of Jahi McMath on the news recently. Jahi is a 13-year old girl who went to Children’s Hospital Oakland for a routine tonsillectomy. Shortly after the surgery, she was pronounced brain dead. The family’s uncle… Read More
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