Posts from April 2014.

How serious are medical errors in this country? One out of every 20 patients is misdiagnosed in this country in outpatient settings every year, according to a new health care industry study. That's approximately 12 million people.

The study, published online by the journal BMJ Quality & Safety, also reports that the misdiagnoses for half of those patients - 6 million people - are very serious, such as missing or delaying cancer treatment, which can be fatal.

A researcher at the Baylor College of ...

General Motors' recall of 2.6 million vehicles for a defective ignition switch has been the subject of intense media scrutiny, and rightfully so. The faulty part has been linked to at least 13 deaths and multiple accidents, and several lawsuits have been filed against the automaker.

Those who purchased one of the GM recalled vehicles may have a legal claim even though they have not suffered an injury in an accident.

Previous $220 Million Vioxx Missouri Consumer Fraud Class Action Lawsuit ...

How much is a life worth? According to some Missouri legislators, no more than $350,000.

That's the cap for pain and suffering in medical malpractice lawsuits that Missouri lawmakers are proposing. In other words, if you are injured or your loved dies from a preventable medical error, the government - not a jury of your peers - has already decided the maximum financial compensation appropriate for the emotional harm caused if this law sees the light of day.

At least there still are no proposed caps to ...

The General Motors recall for faulty ignition switches, originally ordered in February 2014, has now grown to 2.6 million vehicles. The product defect has been linked to numerous crashes and 13 deaths.

Media outlets have reported that GM first knew of design problem in its vehicles in 2001 but only recently issued the recall. Those who purchased one of the GM recalled vehicles may have legal claims against the company, whether or not they suffered injuries in an accident.

New Models Added to ...


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