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Feb 21, 2018

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

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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

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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

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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 9, 2018

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

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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

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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?

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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, [...]

Nov 29, 2017

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

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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 [...]

Oct 12, 2017

Common Questions About Medical Mistakes that Cause Injuries

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Whether your doctor failed to diagnose a deadly disease like cancer, they operated on the wrong part of your body, or if your newborn was injured in a botched delivery, medical malpractice takes many forms. Those who have been injured by their doctor or in a health care setting may have a lot of questions [...]