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Medical Malpractice

Toward the end of February 2019,  the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning about the weight loss medication, lorcaserin hydrochloride. Sold under the brand name of Belviq® the medication was designed to create feelings of fullness to curb how much people consume. How the Risk Was Discovered Studies for the…

What is Medical Malpractice? There are 98,000 medical malpractices related deaths in the United States every year. Every medical procedure carries an element of risk, and while there is no guarantee of a ensuring a positive outcome, there are ways you can help your doctor minimize your risk of becoming…

Recently a nurse in Oklahoma was discovered to be reusing syringes on patients. This shocking story underscores an unbelievable, yet common problem in American healthcare – healthcare-acquired exposure to diseases and infections. When you are exposed to an infection or communicable disease in a healthcare setting, it is a problem….

Recent reporting out of Uttar Pradesh, one of India’s largest (and poorest) states, has exposed significant medical negligence problems in the region. In a particularly troubling scenario, one patient had his amputated leg placed under his own head like a pillow. Just last year, a group of children died from…

Health practitioners need the patient’s permission for many types of medical procedures, especially when it comes to invasive procedures like surgery. As a patient, you have a right to understand the risks involved in your medical treatments, make decisions for yourself, and protect your bodily privacy. Unless there’s an emergency,…

When a health care provider is found to have committed medical malpractice, they typically deviated from an accepted standard of care and caused injury to their patient. Many organizations that represent health care providers and medical malpractice insurance companies are always working hard to persuade the public that health care…

The practice of medicine involves complex terminology and unfamiliar concepts so that the practice of healing appears to go on in a “black box” where the cause-effect relationship is difficult to perceive and understand. Patients often take their medicine or accept the explanations of doctors without a clear understanding of ambiguous…

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