Medical Malpractice

Recent findings about medical devices are hard to swallow.

June 23, 2015 | By R. Brendan Dummigan of Pickett Dummigan LLP

The Department of Justice is investigating a series of infections connected with duodenoscopes manufactured and sold by Olympus Medical Systems. Duodenoscopes are tools used by medical professionals to diagnose and treat problems in the small intestine. These scopes are inserted through the mouth and down into the digestive system until it gets to where doctors […]

McDreamy’s Medical Malpractice Case

April 24, 2015 | By R. Brendan Dummigan of Pickett Dummigan LLP

Written by Ron K. Cheng WARNING- SPOILERS AHEAD The first thing I do in the morning is read the news and find out what is going on in the world. This morning, I was surprised to learn about the death of a fictional doctor and the impact it had on thousands of Americans who followed […]

Frivolous? Facts v. Fiction – Part 1

February 25, 2015 | By R. Brendan Dummigan of Pickett Dummigan LLP

THE WOMAN WHO SUED FOR LOSING HER PSYCHIC POWERS by Ron K. Cheng Some lawsuits are so sensational that they have become mythic in proportion. These lawsuits are often discussed by tort reformers to show how the legal system is broken and how frivolous lawsuits are driving up the costs of everything for everyday people. […]

Care when carrying: the “amenities” that matter in maternity.

September 16, 2014 | By R. Brendan Dummigan of Pickett Dummigan LLP

More than 4 million babies are born in the United States each year. According to statistics, more babies are born in September than any other month. The birthing process is such an important time for mothers that it should be treated as a medical priority. Despite all of our technological advancements, giving birth is still […]

Take Caution with Children and Codeine

April 22, 2014 | By R. Brendan Dummigan of Pickett Dummigan LLP

Codeine is an opioid drug used to treat pain and suppress cough. In adults, it can be useful for treating the symptoms of some illnesses. However, doctors have long known that codeine is dangerous when prescribed to children because its effectiveness is unpredictable. Children metabolize codeine differently and can absorb higher amounts of the drug […]

Cracking Down on Concussions – Part II: Max’s Law

February 5, 2014 | By R. Brendan Dummigan of Pickett Dummigan LLP

With all the hype surrounding the Super Bowl, it is easy to miss the NFL’s recent announcement of the protective procedures they have put in place to keep their players safe. The NFL hired 27 additional medical personnel, including independent neurosurgeons on each team’s sideline, to keep their players from suffering brain injuries. The NFL’s […]

Birth control on trial for killing women.

January 7, 2014 | By R. Brendan Dummigan of Pickett Dummigan LLP

NuvaRing is a birth control device which works by releasing chemicals (estrogen and desogestrel) into a woman’s body. It was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (F.D.A.) in 2001 and has been marketed to women ever since. It is estimated that around one million women use NuvaRing in the United States today. However, […]

Study Finds Direct Correlation Between Bedsores and Patient Mortality

October 4, 2012 | By R. Brendan Dummigan of Pickett Dummigan LLP

With the baby boomer generation gradually becoming Medicare recipients, the time for superior geriatric care is a top priority for many Americans. More than 75 million baby boomers in the United States are entering into hospitals around the nation for care they now find themselves needing. As the amount patients entering into the geriatric field […]