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  • 6-Jul-2017

    Why Brain Injuries Should Be Taken Seriously

    The human brain is a source of immense wonder and power for researchers. With the ability to process an immense amount of information quickly as well as control a massive network of nerves and muscles, the abilities it has are truly mind-boggling (if ...
  • 29-Jun-2017

    Off-Label Marketing Puts Patients at Risk

    Valuing money over patient health, pharmaceutical manufacturers are typically driven financially. “Off-label” refers to uses which have not yet received approval or proper testing by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). ...
  • 20-Jun-2017

    Doctors are Fatally Overprescribing Opioids

    As of 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has officially declared that prescription drug abuse in the United States as an epidemic. Overdose fatalities involving prescription opioid analgesics – medications used to treat ...
  • 13-Jun-2017

    Patient Safety Can Lower Healthcare Costs

    Healthcare costs have been on the rise, and this important issue has led to a number of different lawmakers suggesting different methods of trying to curtail the problem. Political leaders often blame medical malpractice lawsuits as major ...
  • 7-Jun-2017

    Medical Malpractice Reforms Could Hurt Patients

    Congress seems ready to move along medical malpractice reforms which put earning a profit over the safety of patients. H.R. 1215 – also known as “Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017” – is designed to cap non-economic damages ...
  • 2-Jun-2017

    Fentanyl Prescriptions Can Be Medical Malpractice

    Fentanyl is a potent narcotic drug that is similar to morphine, but 80 to 100 times stronger. It is a synthetic opioid, often used to treat severe or chronic pain in patients experiencing serious illness. Unfortunately, doctors have been negligently ...
  • 31-May-2017

    FDA Warns Against 14 Companies for Selling Illegal Cancer Treatments

    In April, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted warning letters addressed to 14 U.S.-based companies which are illegally selling over 65 products that fraudulently claim to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent cancer. However, these ...
  • 15-May-2017

    Medical Malpractice Reform Won't Lower Health Care Costs, Experts Say

    Tort reform has been a hot button issue for years, and the White House and Congress have brought it back to center stage. Nevertheless, there has been little discussion by the major media outlets regarding the true consumer and patient dangers ...
  • 10-May-2017

    Medical Supplier Sued for Defective Surgical Gowns

    Last month, a California OSHA lawsuit – which alleges protective surgical gowns were determined to be “less protective” due to manufacturer’s cost-cutting tactics – made its way through the U.S. District Court for the ...
  • 28-Apr-2017

    How Liability is Determined for Defective 3D-Printed 3D Medical Devices

    The 3-D printing involves building solid, three-dimensional objects based off of digital models. The process comprises of successive layers of material assembled on top of one another to develop the requested device. But as 3D-printed devices are ...
  • 20-Apr-2017

    Recall of EpiPen

    This month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration alerted consumers to Meridian Medical Technologies’ voluntary recall of 13 lots of Mylan’s EpiPen and EpiPen Jr (epinephrine injection) Auto-Injector products, which are commonly used for ...
  • 7-Mar-2017

    Tell Congress to Protect Your Case and Your Rights!

    Congress is pushing legislation that will make lawsuits – including yours – nearly impossible to pursue. These bills will rig the system against individuals like you and tip the scales in favor of powerful corporate defendants. We need to ...
  • 31-Jan-2017

    Most Common Preventable Medical Errors

    Based on a report by the National Academy of Sciences, medical errors injure millions of Americans annually and cost billions of dollars every year in increased health costs. Unfortunately, more than 200,000 people die from preventable medical errors ...
  • 26-Jan-2017

    Communication Errors: Major Cause of Medical Malpractice

    Communication is vital in providing high-quality patient care in hospitals. Whenever miscommunication occurs, however, so do serious issues, such as patient complications or fatalities. According to a report by CRICO Strategies, 30% of the medical ...
  • 10-Jan-2017

    Patient Safety Can Lower Health Costs

    As a trial lawyer who represents victims of medical malpractice, I appreciate and respect Dr. Ira Jacobson’s long career and service to the community. But noticeably absent from his Jan. 4 letter, “ Healthcare fixes can rein in high cost ...
  • 6-Jan-2017

    Congress' Tort Reform Agenda May Infringe on the Rights of Injured Patients

    As Congress steps into 2017, lawmakers are considering to take an aggressive course of action regarding the nation’s current health care system. Top Republicans in Congress argue that there is a medical malpractice issue threatening the U.S. ...
  • 21-Dec-2016

    The Average Timeline of Medical Malpractice Claims

    While many people trust doctors, nurses, and other medical personnel to provide the highest quality care possible, unfortunately, this trust is not always honored. If you or a loved one has been injured at the hands of a medical professional’s ...
  • 7-Dec-2016

    Common Incidents of Medical Malpractice Involving Children

    Getting hurt is an almost unavoidable part of childhood. From minor scrapes and bruises to broken bones from sports or falling off a bike, accidents happen. Unfortunately, when parents bring their injured or ill children to hospitals and doctors for ...
  • 14-Nov-2016

    High Death Rates Among Maternity Cases & Birth Complications

    Pregnancy and childbirth have always been strenuous and dangerous. A mother’s health, and in turn the health of her child, can be difficult to monitor and maintain throughout the developments. However, modern medicine and improving technology ...
  • 7-Nov-2016

    Electronic Health Records Playing a Part in Medical Malpractice

    In recent years, more and more hospitals, clinics, and doctor’s offices are using electronic health records (EHR) to replace the classic pen-and-paper style patient records. No matter how you look at it, this will be the way of the future, as ...
  • 24-Oct-2016

    Research Shows 25% of Surgical Errors Caused by Technology Issues

    While advances in technology have made many surgical procedures easier and less costly than ever before, it appears that technology may be the reason behind numerous errors. According to a an examination of more than 28 different published studies ...
  • 10-Oct-2016

    Things to Consider Before Filing a Florida Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

    The trust that patients put in the abilities of their doctors is arguably the greatest trust a person can give. As such, when medical professionals fail to uphold their responsibilities, the resulting frustration that a patient may feel is ...
  • 5-Oct-2016

    Neck Surgery Leads to Patient Coma, $1M Partial Settlement Won

    Attorney David Rash of David C. Rash P.A. in Florida has secured a $1 million partial settlement for his client, whose husband fell into a coma following a botched neck surgery. The comatose man had suffered a neck injury after a car accident and was ...
  • 3-Oct-2016

    Florida Supreme Court Allows 8-Year-Old Lawsuit Against Doctor Over Patient's Suicide

    Roughly eight years after a Sarasota County woman committed suicide, the Florida Supreme Court has ruled that her husband may pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit against the physician who cared for her prior to her death. The case, which concerns ...
  • 10-Aug-2016

    Florida Medical Malpractice Cases Are Getting Expensive

    Aon Risk Solutions and the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management have conducted a nationwide survey to determine which states tend to favor plaintiffs in medical malpractice cases. The data they gathered showed that Florida, more than any ...

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