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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

Who's Your Doctor Most Concerned About?
Your doctor prescribes some drugs or orders a test when you visit his office; it's no big deal, right? You made an appointment to figure out what's wrong with you and the doctor's trying to do just that. Most of the time, it's safe to assume your doctor's looking out for your best interests. Period. ... READ MORE

Doctors Fail to Relay Medical Test Results to Patients
A recent study reported in the Archives of Internal Medicine shows that doctors often fail to tell patients about bad medical test results. In a review of the medical records of 5,434 patients at primary care and academic medical facilities, researchers found that doctors failed to tell patients about ... READ MORE

Immunity for US Health Aides?
In the upcoming term, the US Supreme Court is expected to address the immunity of public health service officers. Traditionally, public health service officers in federal facilities can't be sued for malpractice. Under the current law, the federal government itself can be sued, but not the actual workers. ... READ MORE

Surgery Nurse Gives Patients Hep C with Dirty Needles
This is one of a hospital patient's worst fears. You go to the hospital for surgery, the surgery thankfully goes well and you go home. Several months later, you get a letter from the hospital asking you to return to the hospital for blood tests to determine if you were exposed to hepatitis C or other ... READ MORE

Can a Medical Diagnosis Be Negligent?
When people think about medical mistakes, they tend to think of surgical errors (operating on the wrong foot), medication errors (prescribing or distributing the wrong medication or dose) or childbirth errors (waiting too long for a cesarean section). In fact, the most common medical mistakes are errors ... READ MORE

 

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Baltimore Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Drug Resistant Bacteria from Hospita

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria growing in dark, wet hospital drains sounds like the beginning of a B-movie, where an impossible to kill superbug lurks in the pipes, spreading disease that ultimately wi ... Read more

New Jersey Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Apology Laws

Currently, at least 36 states have adopted so-called “apology laws.” These laws prohibit victims of medical malpractice from using a physician’s apology to them in a malpractice laws ... Read more

New Jersey Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Opioids Overprescribed

Pain is an inescapable fact of life but fortunately, with treatment, pain can often be managed or even eliminated. New research is raising questions about whether doctors are going too far in their ru ... Read more

Philadelphia Mesothelioma Lawyers: Threat of Asbestos in Power Plants

Power plants generate enormous levels of heat. Heat transfer is one of the key components in the generation of electricity in nuclear, coal-fired, and hydroelectric power plants. Asbestos is one of th ... Read more

New Jersey Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Breast Cancer Treatment

An alarming study by a Danish group claims that physicians, in their rush to treat women diagnosed with breast cancer, may actually do more harm than good. The research shows that up to one-third of w ... Read more

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