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Oct 4, 2018

Using Adrenaline to Save Cardiac Patients Can Cause Brain Damage

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You may have seen it in the movies or on television, or, horribly, in real life – when doctors or emergency personnel use an epinephrine (also called adrenaline) shot in an attempt to restore a heartbeat in a patient suffering cardiac arrest. This is a traditional procedure with paramedics, in hospitals, and emergency rooms, but [...]

Sep 19, 2018

Over 50 Percent of Doctors Suffering From Workplace Burnout, According to New Study

By |Sep 19, 2018|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

You place a considerable amount of trust in your doctor for your health care needs. You do so because you expect him or her to have the education and experience in medicine to provide you with the best treatment methods possible. However, doctors are human just like anyone else. They face pressures in the workplace [...]

Aug 23, 2018

Did You Suffer Injury During a Bowel Surgery?

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

No surgery or procedure is risk-free. However, with an understanding of the risks involved, you are right to expect your surgeon to provide you the highest level of care when performing any type of surgical procedure. Not even the best doctors in the world are exempt from making a mistake that can cause grievous and [...]

Jun 14, 2018

Federal Judge Denies Plan to Take $200M Out of Medical Malpractice Fund in PA

By |Jun 14, 2018|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

A little good news for medical malpractice victims: On May 17, a federal judge pulled $200 million from Pennsylvania's state budget by tossing a law that appropriated the surplus from a state-created medical malpractice fund. Stating that the 2017 law violated the U.S. Constitution, U.S. District Judge Christopher Conner sided with the plaintiff, Pennsylvania Professional [...]

May 17, 2018

Pharma Company Ramps Up Pricing for Cancer Drug Ahead of Potential Lower Dosage Announcement

By |May 17, 2018|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

Research conducted by the nonprofit Value in Cancer Care Consortium recently suggested that a popular cancer drug that typically costs $148,000 per year for patients could work just as effectively in smaller doses, potentially cutting costs down to about $50,000 annually. However, the Washington Post  reported that the manufacturer has gotten approval for a new [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]