Jan 16, 2015

Malpractice Is Not Always Reported to the Proper Authorities

By |Jan 16, 2015|Defective medical products, Doctor and Medical Negligence, Medical Malpractice, Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis|0 Comments

We wrote about an abortion practitioner named Steve Brigham back in October, 2014. Brigham had his license to practice pulled after multiple complaints about his practice and his facilities came to light. Now a new story has come about regarding a 2013 case involving abortionist Dr. Timothy Liveright of Delaware. Liveright surrendered his license after [...]

Jan 6, 2015

Emerging Medicine: Fecal Microbiota Transplantation May Cure C. Diff

By |Jan 6, 2015|Health and Medical News, New Drugs and Treatments|0 Comments

Clostridium difficile, or C. diff, is one of the most common hospital acquired infections (HAI). It spreads easily and recurs in about 20% of patients. The C. diff bacterium inflames the colon (a condition known as colitis), and usually takes hold because patients on antibiotics cannot fight off the bacterium. We have discussed the seriousness [...]

Jan 2, 2015

Lipitor Lawsuits Still Being Filed

By |Jan 2, 2015|Dangerous Drugs, Defective medical products, Health and Medical News|0 Comments

The pharmaceutical company Pfizer, who manufactures and distributes Lipitor, is facing a class-action lawsuit with more than 4,000 plaintiffs – and more lawsuits are filed every day. These suits alleges that some women who used Lipitor to help control their cholesterol have developed Type 2 diabetes as a result, and that Pfizer was aware of [...]

Dec 26, 2014

Maryland’s Court of Appeals Upholds Immunity for Doctors When Patients Are Denied Admittance

By |Dec 26, 2014|Doctor and Medical Negligence, Health and Medical News, Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

We recently spoke about a case regarding a man named Charles Williams who suffered an apparent mental break, which led to his being shot to death by police officers. On November 21, 2014, the Court of Appeals ruled that “Health care providers are immune from liability both when they evaluate and involuntarily admit an individual [...]

Dec 22, 2014

New Clinical Trials Under Way for C. Diff Prevention Drug

By |Dec 22, 2014|Health and Medical News, New Drugs and Treatments|0 Comments

Clostridium difficile, commonly referred to as C. diff, is a bacterium that makes more than half a million people sick each year. In November of 2014, the Food and Drug Administration approved the next stage of drug development for a product called SYN-004, a treatment “designed to be the first and only prophylactic therapy for [...]

Dec 18, 2014

New York to Change Laws Regarding Medical Misconduct for Unproven Disease

By |Dec 18, 2014|Doctor and Medical Negligence, Health and Medical News, Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

An article published in Slate on December 9, 2014 discussed pending changes to New York’s laws regarding medical misconduct. The author writes that: “In May and June, the two houses of the New York State Legislature unanimously passed a bill prohibiting the state’s Office of Professional Medical Conduct—the agency that disciplines doctors who put their [...]

Dec 12, 2014

What You Should Know about H.R. 4067: Critical Access Hospital Direct Supervision Bill

By |Dec 12, 2014|Health and Medical News|0 Comments

There is an important bill sitting on the President’s desk awaiting his approval. H.R. 4067, deals with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) enforcement of direct supervision on critical access hospitals (CAH) located throughout the country. CAHs serve rural areas, and are different in size and scope than the acute care hospitals we [...]

Dec 8, 2014

Defective Medical Devices: Transvaginal Mesh

By |Dec 8, 2014|Defective medical products, Doctor and Medical Negligence, Health and Medical News, Medical Malpractice, Surgical Errors|0 Comments

Transvaginal mesh (TVM) is used to help women suffering from a prolapsed uterus and/or stress urinary incontinence. These conditions often develop after a woman has given birth, but may also occur after menopause or after a hysterectomy, as well as after certain kinds of trauma. The material is the same that is used to correct [...]

Dec 5, 2014

Understanding Defective Medical Devices and Medication

By |Dec 5, 2014|Defective medical products, Health and Medical News, Medical Malpractice, Prescription errors|0 Comments

Manufacturers of medical devises can be responsible for harm caused by their products. There are a large percentage of medical malpractice cases, which don’t primarily target healthcare professionals. Those cases usually involve a defective medical device or a dangerous drugs. It is important to note, however, that a product or pill’s failure to work doesn’t [...]

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