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Jan 31, 2018

The Legality of the New Medicaid Work Requirements

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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 [...]

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 [...]