Apr 19, 2018

What is Virtual Health Care?

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The face of health care today is constantly changing as technology becomes more and more advanced. Innovations in quality of care and patient access make it easier to keep up with our health care needs and keep up with these advancements. By shifting some of the work to patients and automating tasks, virtual health care [...]

Apr 4, 2018

If Your Doctor Fails to Recommend Genetic Testing, Is That Medical Negligence?

By |Apr 4, 2018|Medical Negligence|0 Comments

Genetic testing has opened new ways of finding out about our current state of health, and what diseases could possibly play a role in our future. The propensity to get certain diseases such as cancer is often hereditary. There are specific criteria that govern when genetic testing would be appropriate. Certain gene mutations such as [...]

Mar 22, 2018

How Does Communication Failure Lead to Medical Negligence?

By |Mar 22, 2018|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

Communication failure is a significant risk factor in the field of healthcare. Preventable medical errors cause needless injury and death, and communication errors are at the root of many medical malpractice cases. A healthcare research company reports that communication failure is the cause of at least 30 percent of all medical malpractice claims. The report, [...]

Mar 7, 2018

What is SIRVA and How is it Related to Vaccines?

By |Mar 7, 2018|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

So far this season, the flu has killed over 50 children. This is one of the worst flu seasons in years, and we are still in the midst of it. This year's flu strain is a challenge to this year's vaccine, which is reported to have an only 10% effective rate against the H3N2 strain—although [...]

Feb 21, 2018

Prenatal Negligence by Your OB/GYN Can Lead to Birth Injuries

By |Feb 21, 2018|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

Advances in medicine and technology have made pregnancy and childbirth safer for both mother and child. Tragically, however, sometimes negligence during prenatal care or delivery can put your baby at risk of injury—resulting in pain, disability, and suffering. Most pregnancies and deliveries go as planned and everyone goes home happy and healthy. However, about seven [...]

Feb 7, 2018

What Is the Difference between a Birth Injury and a Birth Defect?

By |Feb 7, 2018|Birth Injuries|0 Comments

When a pregnant mother is anticipating the birth of her child, one of her biggest concerns is that the child will be born healthy. Many times, mothers will take deliberate steps to eat and live as healthy as possible in order to foster the healthy development of their child. Most of the time, these babies [...]

Jan 31, 2018

The Legality of the New Medicaid Work Requirements

By |Jan 31, 2018|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

New guidelines were proposed in January that would impose work requirements for Medicaid eligibility. Over two dozen Senators are questioning the legality of the policy. In a letter to acting Health Secretary Eric Hargan, the Senators presented their argument on behalf of low income Medicaid recipients. In the wake of the Trump administration’s action and [...]

Jan 23, 2018

“This Is Like Landing on the Moon”: Videomicroscopes and 3D Brain Surgery

By |Jan 23, 2018|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

For almost 100 years, Olympus has manufactured some of the best photography equipment and cameras that money could buy. Over the years, they expanded their research and product line into the medical field, with varying levels of success. (It was Olympus which manufactured the defective duodenoscopies a few years ago.) It makes sense, then, that [...]

Jan 15, 2018

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

By |Jan 15, 2018|Personal Injury|0 Comments

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 [...]