Jul 26, 2018

Pregnancy and Lyme Disease

By |Jul 26, 2018|Birth Injuries|0 Comments

Nice weather means spending more time outdoors. Of course, nature has its dangers. Sunburn, poison ivy, allergies—all of these can cause a person trouble, but probably none as much as ticks and the potential for dreaded Lyme disease. Every year, state health departments and the District of Columbia report about 30,000 cases of Lyme disease [...]

Jun 26, 2018

Untreated Jaundice and Kernicterus in Newborns

By |Jun 26, 2018|Birth Injuries|0 Comments

Approximately 60% of babies born in the United States have a small amount of jaundice in the days following birth. A yellowing of the skin, eyes, and tissues, jaundice usually goes away within a few days as the baby continues its development and the liver starts to do its work. Kernicterus, however, is a severe [...]

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 31, 2018

Holding Medical Professionals Accountable for Birth Injuries

By |May 31, 2018|Birth Injuries|0 Comments

Giving birth is miraculous and natural, and we typically have doctors and medical staff with us to guide the process along and ensure both the mother and baby are healthy and safe. Babies especially are vulnerable during birth and delivery. Carelessness or negligence before or during delivery, or using too much force with medical instruments, [...]

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 [...]

May 3, 2018

When Your Baby is Born with Broken Bones

By |May 3, 2018|Birth Injuries|0 Comments

As an expectant parent, you do a great amount of planning when it comes to the birth of your child. You do your best to stay in good health during your pregnancy and follow your doctor's orders. You make your birth plan, decide whether or not you want certain medications during your delivery, where you [...]

Apr 19, 2018

What is Virtual Health Care?

By |Apr 19, 2018|News|0 Comments

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 [...]