Jan 15, 2018

There’s a New Typhoid Vaccine Out, and It Is Safe for Infants

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The World Health Organization has approved the first-ever infant-safe typhoid vaccine, reports the New York Times. While an outbreak of typhoid is rare in the U.S. – there are only around 300 cases reported each year – it remains a serious concern in Asian and African countries. Up to 20 million people are infected throughout [...]

Jan 9, 2018

Does a DNR Count if It’s Tattooed on Your Body? Florida Says “Maybe.”

By |Jan 9, 2018|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

When you create an advance directive or living will which clearly states your wishes regarding end-of-life services, medical professionals are legally and ethically bound to abide by that document. If a patient with an advance directive wishes for no life-saving measures to be employed, the doctor will write DNR – Do Not Resuscitate – on [...]

Jan 3, 2018

Woman Brings Medical Malpractice Claim for Unnecessary Removal of Her Breasts and Uterus

By |Jan 3, 2018|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

A recent Washington Post article reported on the emotional story of a 36-year-old Oregon mother who was incorrectly told, after getting genetic testing, that she had a one-in-two chance of getting breast cancer, and an 80% risk of acquiring uterine cancer. She had a double mastectomy and hysterectomy to increase her chances of living a [...]

Dec 27, 2017

When Does Your Medical Malpractice Claim Start?

By |Dec 27, 2017|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

Imagine for a moment that you are in a car crash. In the collision, you end up breaking your leg, and you will be out of work for a few weeks as a result. If you decide to file a claim for damages, you know that your injury occurred on the date of the crash, [...]

Dec 20, 2017

Thousands Die While Waiting to Have Their Social Security Disability Case Heard

By |Dec 20, 2017|Personal Injury|0 Comments

The Washington Post reported that over 10,000 Social Security Disability Insurance applicants died in 2016 while waiting for a decision on their eligibility for benefits. That number is a 15% increase in the fatality rates of pending SSDI applicants in 2015, many of whom died while waiting for a judge to decide their case. The [...]

Dec 13, 2017

Hospice Agencies Are Failing Patients When They Need Care the Most

By |Dec 13, 2017|Nursing Home Neglect|0 Comments

A recent news story in TIME Magazine detailed the agony that a doctor who had served his Alaska community for 30 years faced when he and his wife needed immediate help. The doctor was diagnosed with terminal cancer, and was given a short time left to live. When his wife contacted the hospice near their [...]

Dec 5, 2017

Common Household Items Can Hurt your Family

By |Dec 5, 2017|Personal Injury|0 Comments

As the holidays approach and family gathers, it is time once again to check for the latest product recalls to make sure your house is a safe space for all. The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission releases recalls as manufacturers make announcements, and it is always wise to make seasonal checks to be certain [...]

Nov 29, 2017

House of Representatives Passes Telehealth Bill For Veterans, But Security Issues Remain

By |Nov 29, 2017|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

The beleaguered US Veterans healthcare system is not a new problem; complaints have been numerous, while solutions have been few. Now, the US House of Representatives has passed the Veterans E-Health and Telemedicine Support Act of 2017. The bill has three points, each of which carries its own safety concerns for experts and veterans alike. [...]

Nov 7, 2017

There’s a CDC Approved Shingles Vaccine on the Market

By |Nov 7, 2017|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

There are few viral infections as painful as shingles – and if you had Chickenpox as a kid, you are at risk of developing shingles as an adult. While some patients may not suffer as much as others, most develop painful rashes that can take weeks to heal, and others (bout 20%) end up with [...]

Nov 1, 2017

Depression in Nurses Leads to an Increased Chance of Medical Errors

By |Nov 1, 2017|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

There is a high burnout rate for nurses. Though they are, in many way, the unsung heroes of the medical profession, they are often overworked and underpaid. Their jobs are physically and emotionally demanding, and many of them shoulder the burden of having to care for their patients’ emotional needs, since they spend more time [...]