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Category:Medical Malpractice
Doctors no doubt worry about lawsuits, and may fear they will fall victim to a "frivolous" or trivial claim. However, a good malpractice attorney will not waste time if there is no evidence of negligence, which resulted in severe injury or death to the patient.  Such cases are simply too expensive and difficult to pursue without a clear case of negligence and near-catastrophic injury.   A recent article targeted to doctors who are members of Medscape, an educational and social forum for physicians, discussed the issues of malpractice that physicians frequently discuss ...
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prescription drugs diabetes
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What is Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus?   Type 2 diabetes differs from juvenile, or Type 1 diabetes in the production of insulin, which is absent in patients with juvenile diabetes. Patients with Type 2 diabetes often are thought to have a “lifestyle disease” that is self-imposed by poor nutritional habits, obesity, and sedentary lifestyle. This combination means that your body, which uses carbohydrates for energy, can’t utilize the carbohydrates, which then turn to fat. The reasons for development of Type 2 diabetes are often attributed to high levels of circulating gluco...
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opiate neural tube defects
Category:Child Injury Lawyer
  In October of last year, the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology published the results of a study that was funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This study showed that the possibility of a fetal neural tube defect doubled with the consumption of opiate pain medications in early pregnancy, specifically in the first thirty days. The study used data from the Sloane Epidemiology Center Birth Defects Study coupled with telephone interviews, and compared the incidence of opioid use among mothers of 305 children with neural tube defects and mothers of 7,125 child...
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coronary artery disease
Category:Medical Malpractice
Thrombolytic therapy (aka clot-busting therapy) is medication widely used to treat patients who come to the Emergency Department with a myocardial infarction, or heart attack. When  used correctly, it is a life-saving therapy to quickly open up a clogged artery that would normally supply blood and oxygen to the heart muscle, and preserve muscle that would otherwise die. Coronary artery disease refers to damage to the major blood vessels supplying the heart, known as the “coronary arteries.” Deposits known as plaque that contain cholesterol may damage these vessels. As ...
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hospital acquired infections
Category:Medical Malpractice
For a variety of reasons, hospitals are dangerous places. Many people are affected by hospital-acquired infections, and to the extent that they are avoidable, negligence may be involved. Hospital acquired infections are infections that occur after 48 hours after admission and have nothing to do with the patient’s diagnosis or health condition.   The Center for Disease Control found that 100,000 patients died of hospital acquired infections in 2002. This number is likely to underrepresent the number of people affected. 2 million people become ill as a result of hospital -...
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Medicine errors, a form of medical negligence, discussed by Passen Law Group
Category:Medical Malpractice
Medication errors come in many packages. Drugs may have similar names and the order or prescription may be written wrong, written illegibly, or incorrectly transcribed. Drugs can sometimes be mislabeled. Doctors can wrongly prescribe a drug, or prescribe it at the wrong dose. Doctors and hospital pharmacists may fail to check drug interactions, resulting in serious side effects or even death. Doctors, nurses, or pharmacists may fail to note patient drug allergies. When a dose is calculated by a doctor or nurse to be given IV, the drug dose may be off by a factor of ten or more, s...
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Zofran Pregnancy
Category:Birth Injury Law
  Zofran (odansetron) was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in 1991 for the prevention of nausea and vomiting resulting from chemotherapy and radiation and for prevention of postoperative nausea and vomiting.   Studies of Zofran have never been done in pregnant women, so the label warns the consumer that although studies of the drug in pregnant rats and rabbits did not result in impaired fertility, “There are, however, no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. Because animal reproduction studies are not always predictive of human resp...
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Baby Foot In Bandage And Cast
Category:Child Injury Lawyer
  Childhood Fractures are Common   It is estimated that approximately 27 percent of girls and 42 percent of boys will have a fractured (broken) bone by the time they reach the age of 16, and some doctors believe that figure is higher. Even though fractures are very common, many pediatricians do not know how to place a splint correctly, and they usually refer their pediatric patients to orthopedic (bone) doctors for splinting. Doctors in the Emergency Department have more experience with splinting, but a recent study  shows that patients are receiving inadequately ap...
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