Crossing the Line: The Devastating Harm of Placing an IV Line Into the Carotid Artery
When medical providers sometimes miss the internal jugular vein, and instead place the IV into the carotid artery, the consequences can be devastating.
Medical Error: What Your Doctors Must Tell You About the Mistakes They Make
The American Medical Association’s Code of Medical Ethics (the Code) requires doctors to inform patients of medical error. Here's everything you need to know...
The Weekend Effect: Why Hospital Risk Goes Up on Weekends and How to Mitigate It
People checking into a hospital on weekends are more likely to die than those who admitted on weekdays. The phenomenon has been dubbed “the weekend effect.”
“Bad Apple” Doctors and Nurses, or Negligent Systems — What Causes Medical Error?
Two decades of study lead to this big-picture conclusion: Medical errors flow mostly from badly designed systems — not from bad physicians and nurses.
How Can a Stroke Lead to an Amputated Leg?
A stroke usually comes from a blood clot in the brain. So how can a something that starts in the brain lead to an amputated leg? Sadly, it's not that...
The Case of Sandra Williams: Part Two
Resolving the case of Sandra Williams v. St. Francis Hospital, which pit Williams and Bell Law Firm against staggering negligence and courtroom deceit.
The Case of Sandra Williams: Part One
The case of Sandra Williams v. St. Francis Hospital pit Williams and Bell Law Firm against staggering negligence and courtroom deceit.
Surgical Fires and Operating Room Fires: A Rare, but Real Danger
There are 3 components to a surgical fire: an ignition source, an oxidizer such as nitrous oxide, and fuel; all generally present in operating rooms. Such fires burn more than 500 people annually,...
War Stories: Cris Nelson and a Lesson in Creativity
Nelson v. Emory shows that the common thread in medical malpractice cases is the human story. Show it to the jury and they will see the truth.