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Study Finds Breast Biopsies Sometimes Require a Second Opinion for Accuracy

By Bertram & Amell |

A study released earlier this year demonstrates why women whose breast biopsy results fall into a “gray zone” between normal and malignant should seek second opinions in order to avoid surgery and other treatments that aren’t needed, could be harmful, or deter them from receiving the treatment they actually need. As published, the study… Read More »

Popular Anticoagulant Can Lead to Injuries or Death

By Bertram & Amell |

If you or a loved one suffers from an abnormal heartbeat or at risk of developing blood clots, you may be familiar with the drug Warfarin. This drug (known also by the brand name Coumadin) has been a popular preventative treatment for over 50 years and can be very effective when used properly. According… Read More »

“Most Americans Will Get a Wrong or Late Diagnosis At Least Once In Their Lives”

By Bertram & Amell |

Many people do not realize just how many medical errors—with sometimes fatal consequences—result in serious misdiagnosis, particularly for certain conditions that have nonspecific symptoms and when diagnostic tests are not routinely done. As the Washington Post recently noted, most Americans who go to the doctor will get a diagnosis that is wrong or late… Read More »

Scientists Call For Miscarriage Guidelines to Be Updated To Avoid Misdiagnosis

By Bertram & Amell |

On October 1st, the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists announced that the current national guidelines on the diagnosis of miscarriage may still be associated with misdiagnoses and are in serious need of review. As a result of these outdated guidelines, too many women are being misdiagnosed as suffering from (or likely to suffer… Read More »

More Medical Malpractice and Fraud Issues for Veterans Facility

By Bertram & Amell |

After the recent scandal involving veterans being defrauded and receiving botched brain injury exams by unqualified doctors, more issues have emerged from the Minneapolis VA facility. Specifically, the medical center had to suspend surgeries after finding a foreign substance in their sterilizing equipment. Investigators suspect that the unidentified black substance found on the sterilizers… Read More »

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Look at Use of Antibiotics in Nursing Homes

By Bertram & Amell |

On September 16, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released recommendations concerning the use of antibiotics in long-term care facilities. Specifically, the recommendations came out the controversy surrounding nursing homes being hotbeds for misprescribed antibiotics and, in reaction, what the CDC calls the creation and spread of “superbugs” that are a serious… Read More »

“When Bad Doctors Happen to Good Patients”

By Bertram & Amell |

On August 31, the New York Times published an article on a state bill that would have helped victims of medical malpractice have their day in court. Lavern’s Law, introduced in the New York legislature, had bipartisan support, was endorsed by Governor Cuomo, and yet never came up for a final vote. Why? Because… Read More »

Washington Calls For Veterans Brain Injury Inquiry

By Bertram & Amell |

On September 9, Minnesota Congressman Tim Walz called for a national investigation into a scandal at the Minneapolis VA facility, where veterans have been defrauded and received botched brain injury exams by unqualified doctors. Walz sits on the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and was previously assured that there was no scandal at the… Read More »

Bertram & Amell Win Largest Auto Collision Jury Verdict of $850,000.00 in Recent Memory in DC

By Bertram & Amell |

Our client was hit by a 15 ton dump truck while the truck was attempting to make an illegal turn into a construction site. The collision resulted in the traumatic brain injury of our client. The team of Bertram & Amell fought hard and won a verdict of $850,000.00. According to the DC Superior… Read More »

$1 Million Vaccine Injury Payout for Improper Vaccine Administration/SIRVA Complications

By Bertram & Amell |

We recently explained the ins and outs of the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, whereby you can file a claim to receive compensation for any injuries you have suffered from as a result of certain vaccines. Recently, it was reported that government payouts for those injured by vaccinations are increasing; specifically, one woman received… Read More »

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