A Michigan woman has accused former Oakwood Healthcare physician Dr. Yasser Awaad of misdiagnosing her epilepsy. Awaad allegedly misread her test results to convince her to undergo more testing and medication to make more money for his employer.
Public Health June 3, 2019
Chelsie Thomas had suffered an ectopic pregnancy, forcing her to undergo surgery to address the condition. However, her doctor had accidentally removed the wrong fallopian tube, which left her unable to conceive a child again without IVF treatment.
Public Health June 1, 2019
Jan Karbaat had impregnated several of his fertility clients using his sperm. His repeated violation of patients over the years resulted in 49 children.
April 15, 2019
A man in UK who was supposed to receive a cystoscopy was accidentally circumcised by doctors instead. The National Health Service said the patient's medical notes were mixed with those of another person before surgery.
Medicine March 27, 2019
Physicians who practice in small, independent practices have better psychological well-being and are less likely to commit medical errors. Experts said that unsafe work settings and burnout go hand-in-hand in the risk of medical errors.
Public Health July 11, 2018
A man who contracted HIV and then AIDS, as a result, won an $18.4 million lawsuit. Doctors canceled an HIV test that would've showed he had the disease.
Medicine June 21, 2018
A Georgia doctor's medical license has been suspended for her being a 'threat to public health, safety, and welfare.' Evidently, she sings and dances while doing surgery, an act that has resulted in several botched procedures.
Public Health June 9, 2018
When asked why he removed the woman’s ovaries, Anthony Dixon said they were getting in the way. The doctor, renowned for treating patients with bowel problems using vaginal mesh implants, is now under investigation by the NHS.
Public Health May 30, 2018
A woman suffered permanent brain damage from a cosmetic surgery procedure that was performed in Georgia. The doctor behind the operation was charged with medical malpractice, but it appears that this is not her first case.
Medicine May 22, 2018
A Russian woman died after she was given formaldehyde instead of saline during an operation. The woman went in a for a routine surgery and lost her life because of the mistake.
Medicine April 10, 2018
A 'sterilization breach' in a Denver hospital has placed an unknown number of surgical patients at risk of HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C infection. There was apparently 'a gap in the pre-cleaning process' that lasted for nearly two years.
Public Health April 5, 2018
A mother suffering from back pain for 14 years discovered that a broken epidural needle had been stuck in her spine all that time. She is now planning to file a medical malpractice lawsuit against the hospital.
Medicine March 29, 2018
Four medical staff at a hospital in Nairobi are suspended after a patient who needed non-invasive treatment ended up with brain surgery. Doctors defend the neurosurgeon who performed the operation, arguing that he's not to blame for the mix-up.
Medicine March 3, 2018
A doctor is temporarily suspended after allegedly reusing one-use anal catheters on several patients. His office performed 82 procedures over a period of 11 months but only used five catheters over that period.
Public Health December 30, 2017
The federal government has concluded its largest takedown operation on health-related scams with hundreds of fraud charges. Doctors were accused of prescribing unnecessary opioids to patients and addicts.
Public Health July 15, 2017
A man from Pennsylvania is awarded a total of $870,000 after his doctor removed the wrong testicle. The rare case of medical malpractice in the community shows the importance of competent care even in smaller counties.
Medicine June 16, 2017
A girl in Detroit died just a few hours after having tonsillectomy, a common childhood procedure for sleep-disordered breathing and tonsillitis. The medical report suggests of possible reasons behind the child's untimely death.
Medicine January 6, 2017
A woman sued the Yale-New Haven Hospital for an alleged medical malpractice. Yale surgeons removed the wrong body part and tried to cover up the mistake.
Life March 25, 2016
DePuy Synthes admitted a manufacturing error that left thousands of people with crippling pain and inflammation due to having the wrong size of hip implants. Parts of the company's Pinnacle design were measured while hot, making the size slightly off when in room temperature.
Life January 26, 2016
TotalWellness and Mary Roback both committed errors. Apart from reusing syringes to administer 67 flu vaccines to Otsuka Pharmaceutical employees, the vaccines were not properly stored, transported and handled.
Life December 21, 2015
A new study found that doctors who have higher than average charges on diagnosing and treating patients are less likely to face malpractice suits. Whether this means that defensive medicine makes practice safer for doctors, however, is yet to be proven, researchers remind.
Life November 6, 2015
Sixty-seven employees of a pharmaceutical company in New Jersey are facing a health scare. The company discovered that the nurse who administered the flu vaccine did not change the syringes in between shots.
Life October 9, 2015
Justice was served for the victims of a Cancer doctor, who was sentenced to spend 45 years in jail after prescribing anti-cancer treatment even when unnecessary. Some patients died and some are faced with the lifelong consequences of the disabling therapies.
Life July 12, 2015
One family's courtroom battle highlights the legal and ethical implications of medical reality TV shows piggybacking on the popularity of their fictional counterparts.
Life January 3, 2015
Staff at Manhattan's Yorkville Endoscopy clinic have told investigators that Joan Rivers' personal ENT doctor, an unidentified female medical practitioner, allegedly took a selfie in the operating room as River's was unconscious, undergoing what was supposed to be a scheduled endoscopy.
Internet Culture September 17, 2014