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Medical Spas, Malpractice & the "New You"
Not liking what you see in the mirror? Perhaps you're thinking about visiting a medical spa for help with those frown lines, age spots or facial hair. Use caution when selecting a facility. Although modern medical techniques can produce dramatic cosmetic results, possible complications can be much more ... Read more

Psychologist's Sexual Misconduct May Involve Billing
Stories of well-meaning relationships gone wrong are nothing new. News articles constantly reveal stories of professionals who stepped over the line into a sexual relationship with someone they were, or are, helping. The fallout can include disciplinary proceedings or even losing their license or credentials. ... Read more

The Do's and Don'ts of the Duty of Care
If you're suing someone for negligence, one of the first elements to establish is their duty of care. You must show the defendant didn't follow the duty of care required by the law. It's defined as the legal obligation to act in a standard or reasonable way. Doctors are the typical subjects of negligence ... Read more

Where Is Your Doctor When You Need Him Most?
Imagine you're on the operating table, prepped for surgery and sedated. You wake up, thinking you're ready to go on with your recovery. You're shocked to find out that your doctor never showed up to perform the surgery, and you're going to have to go through the process all over again. This is exactly ... Read more

Who's to Blame for Wrong-Site Surgery?
Update Despite procedures to prevent it, wrong-site surgery is on the rise. At least that's what the numbers say. The Joint Commission estimates wrong-site surgery happens 40 times a week on average. The number of cases reported to the Joint Commission nearly doubled in 2010 over 2004. It seems something ... Read more

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Maybe. However, she would not only need to prove that there was a delay in diagnosis, but that the delay caused her outcome to be worse in some way.

There are really two issues to look at. First, is a colon perforation during a routine colonoscopy a known and accepted risk of the procedure or is it negligence. Second, following the colon perforati ...Read more

It depends on whether or not the mixup resulted in doing damage to your daughter. We would need more info to see if you have a good case. you can look at our website at if you have furt ...Read more

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DC Council Passed ‘Death with Dignity Bill’

Last Tuesday the D.C. Council passed a bill known as the, “Death with Dignity Bill.” If this bill becomes law, patients with incurable terminal illnesses will be permitted to pursue medica ... Read more


Preventable medical errors continue to occur in hospitals across the country, causing potentially fatal harm to patients. The Department of Public Health tracks these mistakes every year, then release ... Read more


Unfortunately, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is nothing new to parents. Most parents are familiar with the current SIDS guidelines to prevent risks to their newborns. In a new study, the America ... Read more

A Role for Apology in Medical Malpractice

Beginning in childhood and continuing through adulthood, most people are taught that apologies are important. Whether it is apologizing to a sibling for taking their toy, apologizing to a parent for b ... Read more

Pennsauken Mesothelioma Lawyers

Prevalence of Mesothelioma CasesDespite the infrequent usage of asbestos since the 1980s, 2,000 to 3,000 cases of mesothelioma continue to be reported every year. This is due to the rare cancer’ ... Read more

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