Should not be a Surprise: Better Surgeons Provide Better Outcomes

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Patients who undergo colon surgery by surgeons who routinely perform the surgery generally enjoy longer survival rates than those whose surgeons are less experienced. While the conclusion seems obvious, supporting research offers some go-to points for patients interested in boosting their odds for a successful surgical intervention. Colorectal cancer is the third most common type … Continued

2021 Safety Goals from The Joint Commission

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Seeking to enhance and improve patient safety, The Joint Commission has published its national safety goals for 2021. The Joint Commission is the credentialling agency for healthcare facilities across the US.  The organization develops evaluative standards to assess the delivery of healthcare by providers and institutions.  The Joint Commission issues sentinel alerts on topics and … Continued

Does your Pediatrician Understand the Impact of Antibiotics on Children under Two?

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Antibiotic exposure of children under the age of two could have lifetime health impacts, according to a large retrospective study published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings. While antibiotic overuse is associated with drug-resistant germs, researchers from Mayo Clinic and Rutgers focused on another issue as they reviewed the medical record data of 14,572 children born … Continued

New Research Links Concussion and Parkinson’s Disease, Other Disorders

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A new study underpins the likelihood that concussion at any age can lead to development of neurological disorders. Associations between traumatic brain injury and the development of psychological and other disorders have been made before.  This large new retrospective study used a population-based cohort study to evaluate whether concussion may have an impact on the … Continued

Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A. Attorneys A. Wray Fitch IV and Tara Clary Recognized for Top 100 Jury Verdicts in America for Medical Malpractice – 2019

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Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A. is pleased to announce that firm attorneys A. Wray Fitch IV and Tara Clary have been recognized by Top Verdict for the 2019 Top 100 Jury Verdicts in America for Medical Malpractice. The $2.04 million verdict was obtained on behalf of a former ER and trauma nurse who was the … Continued

CVS Fined for Pharmacy Medication Errors

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Retail giant CVS was recently fined for troubles in its Oklahoma pharmacies—including prescription drug errors. Medications are invaluable in the practice of medicine.  Drugs can also cause inadvertent side effects or serious complications, even when used correctly.  When medications are prescribed, dispensed, or taken improperly, the outcomes can be more serious.  While some drugs are … Continued

AI Scores a Win in Identifying Prostate Cancer

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New research shows artificial intelligence (AI) will be a powerful tool in aiding diagnosis—and preventing medical error. Delayed or missed diagnosis is a serious problem throughout the practice of medicine.  When a physician, pathologist, or radiologist fails to recognize a symptom, pattern, or blurred line in an imaging test, the results can literally be fatal … Continued

Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A. Partner James D. Cardea & Associate Tara Clary Recognized for Top 100 Jury Verdicts in America for Medical Malpractice – 2019

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Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A. is pleased to announce that firm partner James D. Cardea and associate Tara Clary have been recognized by Top Verdict for the 2019 Top 100 Jury Verdicts in America for Medical Malpractice. The $1.75 million verdict was obtained on June 25, 2019 against Ellen Lemkin, MD and Osler Drive Emergency … Continued

Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A. Partner James D. Cardea and Associates A. Wray Fitch IV and Tara Clary Recognized for Top 100 Jury Verdicts in America for Medical Malpractice – 2019

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Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A. has long been committed to providing medical malpractice plaintiffs with the highest quality of legal representation. Our impressive record of success has resulted in more than $1 billion in total compensation for our many clients. It has also led to recognition by Top Verdict for the 2019 Top 100 Jury … Continued

The Blame Game—Trying to Improve Medical Error Reporting

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Reporting medical errors can improve healthcare safety and reduce patient harm.  How the error is reported plays a role in how effective a solution could be. A recent article in the Annals of Emergency Medicine evaluated 513 Patient Safety Net reports submitted between January and June 2019 at VCU Health in Virginia.  Patient Safety Net … Continued