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Jan 27, 2016

Despite Controversy Over CTE, Progress Is Made

By |Jan 27, 2016|Brain Injury|0 Comments

In 2002, Dr. Bennet Omalu was the first to describe chronic traumatic encephalopathy in a published study. Since his initial findings, the disease has slowly become the center of public attention. After the NFL’s acceptance of Omalu’s research findings in 2009, the pace of research progress has grown exponentially. Dr. Omalu’s findings have had profound [...]

Jan 19, 2016

FDA’s Reclassification of Pelvic Mesh a Milestone for Consumer Advocates

By |Jan 19, 2016|Medical Devices|0 Comments

Good news comes early this year. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a press release on January 4th that strengthens the requirements for surgical mesh to continue to be used in surgeries. The release announced that surgical mesh to repair pelvic organ prolapse (POP) will now be classified as a class III, or high-risk, [...]

Jan 14, 2016

Animal-Assisted Therapy Brings Smiles to Senior Citizens

By |Jan 14, 2016|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

The Auburn University School of Nursing offers an elective course for nursing students to learn how to administer animal-assisted therapy. The program director, Dr. Stuart Pope, hopes that current and future students will take these skills all over the country, bringing the psychological benefits of animal-assisted therapy to patients everywhere. The program, just five years [...]

Jan 6, 2016

Your Rights as a Patient: What Is HIPAA?

By |Jan 6, 2016|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

As a patient, you have the right to keep your medical records and meetings with your doctors confidential. Under certain circumstances, you will have to share those records – if you are filing a medical malpractice claim or personal injury claim, for example, or if you are switching from one doctor to another – but [...]