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Denver Surgical Tech Faces 10 Years in Prison

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Swedish Hospital in Denver, Colorado, recently advised 2,900 patients and former patients to be tested for HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C. A surgical tech was taken into custody for stealing a syringe full of the narcotic Fentanyl and replaced it with another undisclosed substance. This prompted the hospital to terminate the surgical technician’s employment … Continued

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Prescribing Drugs to Addicted Patients Lands Doctor in Jail for Second-Degree Murder

/ / Blog, Medical Malpractice, Negligence, Over Prescription, Product Liability, Substance Abuse

Dr. Hsiu-Ying “Lisa” Tseng of Los Angeles was sentenced to 30 years to life in prison for a second-degree murder conviction. According to an article published by the Associated Press, the Drug Enforcement Administration says Tseng wrote more than 27,000 [painkiller] prescriptions over a three-year period starting in January 2007 – an average of 25 … Continued

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NYSTLA 3rd Annual Women’s Caucus Reception

/ / Blog, Legal Nurse Consulting, Medical Expert Witness, Medical Malpractice, Trial Attorneys, Updates

Mednick Associates will be in attendance at NYSTLA’s upcoming 3rd Annual Women’s Caucus Reception. The event will take place Thursday, February 4th from 6-8pm at the New York Academy of Medicine. We will be honoring Hon. Marsha Steinhardt. Mednick Associates is a proud sponsor and supporter of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association.

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Duodenoscope linked to life-threatening infections

/ / Blog, Medical Expert Witness, Medical Malpractice, Negligence, Product Liability

The US Senate is currently investigating the circumstances which caused 25 patients to contract life-threatening infections linked to a device known as the duodenoscope. The duodenoscope is used in endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), a procedure during which doctors thread the flexible scope down a patient’s throat into the digestive tract to diagnose and treat cancers, … Continued

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National Trial Lawyers Summit- February 2016

/ / Blog, Electronic Medical Records, Legal Nurse Consulting, Medical Case Review, Medical Expert Witness, Medical Malpractice, Trial Attorneys, Updates

The National Trial Lawyers Summit is quickly approaching. The annual 3-day event will take place in sunny Miami, FL, February 7-10, 2016. Mednick Associates will be attending and sponsoring. See here for the program agenda, which features a number of best-in-business speakers who will be sharing their trial skills and experience.

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EMRs and Medical Malpractice

/ / Blog, Electronic Medical Records, Legal Nurse Consulting, Medical Case Review, Medical Expert Witness, Medical Malpractice, Misdiagnosis, Negligence, Trial Attorneys

Electronic Medical Records (EMRs), according to the general medical community, serve as an unnecessary obstacle to practicing medicine. As a result, many physicians are resistant or slow to adopt the utilization of EMRs. Case law establishes physicians can be held liable for harm that could have been averted had they more carefully studied the records, … Continued

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New York: Expert affidavit to be considered on summary judgment motions – whether or not the expert has been previously disclosed.

/ / Blog, Medical Case Review, Medical Expert Witness, Medical Malpractice, Misdiagnosis, Negligence

The Governor of New York has signed S5188/A6265 into law. This legislation overrules a line of decisions, including Construction by Singletree, Inc. v. Lowe, 55 A.D.3d 861 (2d Dep’t 2008), Garcia v. New York, 98 A.D.3d 857 (1st Dep’t 2012), Rivers v. Birnbaum, 102 A.D.3d 26 (2d Dep’t 2012) and DeSimone v. New York, 119 … Continued

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20 Frequently Misdiagnosed Conditions

/ / Blog, Brain & Spinal Injury, Medical Expert Witness, Medical Malpractice, Misdiagnosis, Negligence, Neurology

Medical malpractice comes in various forms, all of which may warrant a law suit. The primary cause of medically-related litigation is misdiagnosis, as doctors do not always get it right. Here are many of the top conditions healthcare professionals overlook or identify incorrectly: Aortic Dissection Appendicitis Cancer Celiac Disease Cluster headaches Depression Endometriosis Fibromyalgia Heart … Continued

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NYSTLA Partnership Gala 2015

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Mednick Associates anxiously awaits the 10th Annual Partnership for Justice Gala, which will celebrate the 13th anniversary of the Partnership program, as well as all current association sponsors. Mednick Associates is a long-standing sponsor and supporter of NYSTLA. This event will take place Tuesday, November 17 at the Marriott Marquis in New York City, overlooking … Continued

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Six Causes of Negligence Related to Electronic Medical Records (EMRs)

/ / Blog, Electronic Medical Records, Legal Nurse Consulting, Medical Case Review, Medical Expert Witness, Medical Legal, Medical Malpractice, Misdiagnosis

Electronic Medical Records (EMRs), according to the general medical community, serve as an unnecessary obstacle to practicing medicine. As a result, many physicians are resistant or slow to adopt the utilization of EMRs. Case law establishes physicians can be held liable for harm that could have been averted had they more carefully studied the records, … Continued

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