Posted on: August 27, 2021

When you enter the hospital to undergo a procedure, whether routine or specialized, you expect your surgeon to be competent, attentive and alert. However, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), mistakes in the operating room are common, with at least 4,000 surgical errors occurring in the United States every year. Common causes of surgical errors […]

Posted on: July 29, 2021

Doctors occasionally make mistakes. They are human, like everyone else. Failure to notice a single detail in a patient’s blood results could lead to a misdiagnosis. However, that in itself does not constitute malpractice. For the law to consider a mistake to be malpractice, the patient has to prove they sustained damage as a result. Determining whether […]

Posted on: June 23, 2021

You do not expect to go into the hospital for surgery to heal a problem and then come out of surgery with an even bigger problem. This should never happen. In fact, there are several things in the health care field that should never happen. Physician Ken Kizer coined the term “Never Event” in 2001 […]

Posted on: May 1, 2021

When your family member lives in a nursing home, you count on the staff of the facility to provide excellent care. Though most nursing homes provide outstanding service, you may worry about how to protect your loved one from nursing home neglect. If you believe that your loved one is not receiving proper care, you […]

Posted on: April 29, 2021

Every year, millions of Americans receive some kind of misdiagnosis. From failing to recognize important symptoms to neglecting to order appropriate tests, when a trusted health care professional makes a diagnostic mistake, the outcome can be devastating for the patient: physically, financially and emotionally. Sometimes a practitioner may even overlook signs that should be obvious given […]

Posted on: February 26, 2021

Some trucking companies noncompliant with FMCSA regulations. In early 2020, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration launched a Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse to eliminate loopholes that allowed truckers who abused substances to continue to work. The clearinghouse is a database that lists truck drivers and any substance abuse violations received by them. Employers of CDL […]

Posted on: January 30, 2021

How pharmacy medication mistakes cause medical malpractice. If you rely on prescriptions for short or long-term health concerns, you might want to practice a little discernment when choosing a pharmacy. Medication errors are a common cause of pharmacy/medical malpractice that affects many lives. Pharmacists and their staff must adhere to the highest standard of care when performing their […]

Posted on: January 18, 2021

If you need long-term care for a serious illness or injury, nurses at the hospital should evaluate your fall risk. If they determine you have an increased likelihood of slipping, tripping or falling, they should place a yellow bracelet on your wrist. This bracelet alerts all health care workers to your propensity to fall. Falls […]

Posted on: November 2, 2020

Early treatment is massively beneficial with cancer of almost any type. That’s why early detection of potential cancer signs can save lives. Unfortunately, you cannot always count on your doctor to do this for you. Doctors make mistakes, overlook issues, decide that a clear case of cancer is something else entirely and make misdiagnosis errors […]

Posted on: October 27, 2020

The underreporting of surgical errors and harm to patients When you go to the hospital, you will likely see posters touting the safety precautions the facility puts in place, but none highlighting medical mistakes. If you are about to undergo surgery, you must depend on the skill of your surgeon and trust that you will […]

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    We are excited to let you know that effective January 1, 2024, Attorneys Kevin Donius and Roger Brunelle of Sbrogna, Brunelle & Donius, LLP, along with our paralegals Nicole LeBlanc and Denise Geoghan, have joined forces with Tetzel Law, a Boston based firm specializing in cases involving personal injury, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence and abuse, and construction accidents.  We encourage you to visit Tetzel Law’s website at www.tetzellaw.com to learn more about the firm.  With Tetzel Law, we now have offices in Boston, Worcester, Woburn and Hingham.


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