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Joe Stanley

Medical Malpractice More Truths

The facts about medical malpractice need to be told. Most of the information that people believe are myths generated by the health care industry. The facts are astounding. Currently, attorneys and patients have no way of knowing who these bad doctors are because the National Practitioner Data Base’s public use file conceals practitioners’ personal information. Public Citizen urged Congress to…

Joe Stanley

Medical Mistakes.

The fact that doctors do not want to report medical mistakesWASHINGTON (Reuters) – Nearly half of all U.S. doctors fail to report incompetent or unethical colleagues, even though they agree that such mistakes should be reported, researchers said on Monday.does not come as a shock to those involved in medical malpractice work. What this demonstrates is that medical malpractice law suits are just…

Rob Quattrocci

Medical Malpractice – Guiliani's Recent Comments

Recently at one of his rallies presidential candidate Rudy Guiliani was quoted as saying that her refers to attorneys that sue doctors as “the pig factor.” This is an interesting comment as it infers that all malpractice lawsuits are without merit which cannot be further from the truth. We all want to limit frivilous lawsuits however using propaganda against all lawyers is not the proper…

Joe Stanley

Nursing Home and Quality of Care

The federal government has fined a Syracuse nursing home $215,212.50 for widespread medication errors and other serious problems. The fine demonstrates the serious problem with the care of the old and disabled/ If you have any loved ones in a nursing home visit them frequently and record any problems you see with the care. Follow up with written complaints.This will insure the best care…

Joe Stanley

Medtronics Recall

The recent medtronics recall demonstrates the many issues that can arise in medical treatment. Errors by medical professionals can combine with equipment failures to cause serious harm. Always investigate any hardware that is being used in a medical procedure. An ounce of prevention is worth the pound of cure.For more information on this subject, please refer to the section on Drugs, Medical…

Joe Stanley

Mdeical Malpractice Crisis???

As A lawyer directly involved in the medical malpractice debate I have personal experiences that reflect the true nature of the problem. Lawyers and lawsuits are not the cause of any so called medical malpractice crisis. In fact given the sorry state of the health care system in this country lawyers are the last and sometimes only line of defense for those who are negligently and carelessly…

Joe Stanley

Over the Counter Remedies(2)

Sunscreen WarningsCritics Warn Labels Mislead Shoppers and Need Regulation. This study shows the dangers unsuspecting consumers face in shopping for ordinary over the counter remedies. Labels are misleading unclear or worse. The government seems to follow the rule let the buyer beware. Sounds like the snake oil days of the 19th century. Call your representatives and demand a change to this…

Joe Stanley

Hospital Safety

Everyone should be involved in their own medical care do not be afraid to ask questions and research the hospital and its facilities. Check out this website and the associated links. Contact the New York Health Department for further information.Better to be safe than sorry.For further information please refer to our section on Medical Malpractice.

Joe Stanley

More Attacks on Tort System

It is easy to take one set of facts and say it applies to everyone. This tactic is used by those attacking the tort system on a regular basis. They use absurd or unusual cases to justify their demands for a change in the system. For example we can all agree thatPhysicians are expected to evaluate their patients thoroughly and act in their best interest. Lawyers are expected, within reasonable…

Rob Quattrocci

Medical Malpractice – Do you know anything about your doctor?

Attempting to find information on a physician can be difficult as the majority of the information is kept confidential by the various agencies. Thus, even when a physician commits horrible acts in one State they sometimes can continue to practice in another. Recently a physician in Minnesota, who was suspended years ago, was discovered practicing medicine and being paid by pharmaceutical…