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Marine continues to fight VA over medical malpractice

Regular readers of our San Antonio legal blog might remember that back in July we shared the story of a veteran struggling with pain and the VA. Marine vet Brian Tully was misdiagnosed by a doctor at a VA hospital, but the Department of Veterans Affairs has rejected his medical malpractice claim, though it acknowledges that the physician made mistakes.

Who is to blame for a medical error: doctor or machine?

Because medical errors are so common – a 2016 study said about 250,000 Americans are killed each year by medical errors – researchers have developed technologies to help reduce human mistakes. A hospital in England has developed an artificial intelligence system that examines chest scans to identify heart-attack risks. The results apparently indicate that the AI system is outperforming cardiologists.

Vet fighting VA’s attempt to use medical malpractice loophole

Few celebrations of freedom and the Fourth of July are more enthusiastic than what we have here in San Antonio. Unfortunately, not everyone was able to celebrate Independence Day with family and friends as they would have liked.

Jury awards mom $4 million in medical malpractice case

As regular readers of our San Antonio legal blog know, we have repeatedly covered serious problems in military and civilian hospitals with negligent doctors and staff. Perhaps no case of medical malpractice is more heartbreaking than those that involve birth injuries.

Vietnam vet awarded $6.3 million in medical malpractice case

Nearly six years ago, a Vietnam veteran went to a hospital for a "fairly routine" surgery for prostate cancer. Though the operation went well, the patient – now 71 years old – complained of leg pain and numbness.

Broken epidural needle found in woman's spine after 14 years

The top news story of the year was the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Top songs of 2004 included hits by Britney Spears, Dixie Chicks and Kid Rock. Top movies included "Finding Nemo," "Mystic River" and "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King."

Feeding tube placed in veteran's lung, not his stomach

He answered his nation's call, serving in the U.S. Marine Corps during the divisive Vietnam war. According to a lawsuit Lawrence Johnson has filed against the VA Healthcare System, his patriotism and service has been repaid with substandard care that has resulted in months of hospitalization and ongoing severe health problems.

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