Jul 16, 2016

Patients Are Virtually Guaranteed to Fall Victim to a Diagnostic Error

By |Jul 16, 2016|Medical Malpractice, Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis|0 Comments

In May of 2016, Dr. Martin Makary of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine co-authored a study that showed medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the U.S. Among the most common types of medical mistakes are diagnostic errors – a missed, delayed or incorrect assessment of an illness of injury. [...]

Jun 29, 2016

Are You Asking the Right Questions Before You Have Surgery?

By |Jun 29, 2016|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

There has been much discussion about medical errors in the news, especially since the now-infamous Johns Hopkins report that listed medical mistakes as the third leading cause of death in the U.S. was published. Until doctors, hospitals and legislators start fixing the problem and coming up with ways to hold negligent healthcare providers accountable, we [...]

Apr 27, 2016

Missing Ribs, Experimental Surgeons and the Truth about Medical Malpractice

By |Apr 27, 2016|Health and Medical News, Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

Two incredible stories came across our desks this week with regards to medical malpractice. The first dealt with a doctor at Yale Hospital in Connecticut, who removed the wrong rib of a patient during a surgical procedure, and left metal coils inside the patient’s body. According to Medical Daily, the doctor added insult to injury [...]

Feb 26, 2016

Could You Develop Alzheimer’s as a Result of Medical Malpractice?

By |Feb 26, 2016|Doctor and Medical Negligence, Health and Medical News, Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

For years, scientists and doctors have studied Alzheimer’s as a (sometimes genetic) condition affecting the brain. The most common form of dementia, Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease with no cure and no way to determine whether or not a person will develop it, unless it is one of the rare genetic forms. A person with [...]

Dec 19, 2015

Dangerous Drugs: Testosterone Replacement Therapy

By |Dec 19, 2015|Dangerous Drugs|0 Comments

Certain illnesses and conditions can cause a man’s testosterone level to drop; sometimes, it is simply a matter of aging. Low testosterone levels can present with fatigue or erectile dysfunction, and can affect both your mood and your ability to keep your weight under control. For these reasons (among others) doctors may prescribed testosterone replacement [...]

Nov 30, 2015

Dangerous Drugs: Penile Injections

By |Nov 30, 2015|Dangerous Drugs, Defective medical products, New Drugs and Treatments, Safety|0 Comments

Men who suffer with erectile dysfunction may be prescribed drugs like Cialis or Viagra. When medications do not work, however, a doctor may prescribe a different course of action. Intracavernous pharmacotherapy (ICP), also known as a penile injection, is supposed to help those with severe E.D. – like a man recovering from prostate cancer may [...]

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