Health Care and Social Law Articles
Articles written by attorneys and experts worldwide discussing legal aspects related to Health Care and Social.
March 8, 2014 By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Personal injury and workers' compensation lawyers have been discussing several important topics in the last few weeks, including the safety of surgical robots, the inadequacy of temp worker laws, employer abuse of the workers' compensation system, and the idea that doctors seek locations with lax regulations on professional liablility. This article is a brief summary of four separate articles detailing those topics.
February 26, 2014 By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Talc is used in a number of cosmetic and personal hygiene products, such as baby powder and feminine body powders. But new evidence and a recent lawsuit suggested that, despite its widespread use, talcum powder could be incredibly dangerous.
February 24, 2014 By Herdem & Co. Attorneys at Law
Turkish pharmaceutical policy has changed radically and made progress starting from the last decade. In the meantime, some controversial topics such as reimbursement, pricing, authorisation, intellectual property rights, and quality and harmonisation process with the EU were and in fact still are the highly disputed issues.
Testosterone therapy is used by a number of men believed to have low testosterone levels. Although low testosterone can cause fatigue, decreased libido, and muscle and bone loss, testosterone is sometimes prescribed unnecessarily – which can lead to serious side effects and medical conditions.
Testosterone therapy has been linked to a number of serious side effects, including heart attack, stroke, and even death. For men under the age of 65 with a history of heart disease, the risk of heart attack nearly triples when taking testosterone supplements and doubles for men over the age of 65 even if they have no history of heart disease.
The use of testosterone replacement therapy has increased exponentially in recent years. In fact, the Washington Post reports that the number of men starting testosterone therapy has almost quadrupled in the United States since 2000. But new data has also come to light indicating that the use of testosterone therapy can be dangerous, particularly to men over the age of 65 and men with a history of heart disease.
February 17, 2014 By The Evans Law Firm
A federal jury recently convicted three people on charges related to Medicare fraud. The fraud took place during the time frame of 2006 - 2011. The defendants in the case operated a durable medical goods company out of the Los Angeles area.
February 12, 2014 By The Law Offices of Lee B. Steinberg, PC
There is a lot of misinformation floating around on the web about certain aspects of personal injury cases. Here we will reflect upon those myths and help clear them up.
February 11, 2014 By Ankin Law Office, LLC
According to some experts, research shows that electronic health records “improve quality and safety and, as a result, prevent adverse events and reduce the risk of malpractice claims.”
February 11, 2014 By Joseph W. Segraves, Attorney at Law
Pain is often associated with injury, disease, illness and physical disabilities. The persistence and severity of pain may leave you unable to work even when you can otherwise accommodate your disability in your work. Chronic Pain is severe, persistent and long term pain; pain that cannot be removed by standard medical treatment or pain that persists beyond the expected duration of the injury or illness. SSDI or SSI benefits may be available to you when pain prevents you from working.
February 11, 2014 By Greg Monforton and Partners
A detailed explanation of the common causes and types of medication errors that can occur in a medical establishment, provided by the law offices of Greg Monforton and Partners.
February 9, 2014 By Anthony Castelli, Attorney
Seeking social security disability because you can not work because of a headache is unique and very difficult. But there are certain things you can do to help your chances of winning.
January 28, 2014 By Zevan and Davidson Law Firm, LLC
The birth of baby is usually a joyous occasion for expectant parents and their families. Since pregnancy and childbirth are a normal physiological process, the woman usually goes through the 9 month pregnancy expecting everything to be perfect at the end.
Tort reform initiatives seek to limit plaintiff’s access to the court system, restrict the types of claims that can be asserted, and cap the damages to which you may recover in a lawsuit.
No one plans on getting into a car accident or other personal injury accident, but accidents can and do happen. It is important that, if you are injured in a personal injury accident, you understand your rights and legal options. An experienced personal injury attorney can provide you with the crucial information that you need in order to get the compensation that you deserve.
Unlike personal injury damages, Social Security disability benefits do not require that you prove liability or negligence and you might be able to obtain disability benefits even if you were responsible for the auto accident.
January 27, 2014 By The Evans Law Firm
The United States Department of Justice has provided the public with some information regarding recent whistleblower cases. In one of the cases there have been allegations made against Health Management Associates.
January 23, 2014 By Herdem & Co. Attorneys at Law
Turkish pharmaceutical market is a sizable one where 300 different companies currently operate to provide pharmaceutical products for the needs of a population of 75 million people.
January 20, 2014 By Herdem & Co. Attorneys at Law
Tourism mentality has been in a change in the world in recent years. The term "medical tourism" as a part of "alternative tourism" has been taking part also in Turkey. Especially the diversity of natural resources such as thermal waters and investments in the medical sector have been the main factors on development of the medical tourism in Turkey.
January 13, 2014 By The Tolson Firm, LLC
A 33 year-old Brooklyn woman is suing a hospital for medical malpractice after a simple surgery resulted in an infection, causing both her legs to be amputated.
January 7, 2014 By Myler Disability
When you are applying for Social Security Disability you are bound to have more questions than answers and one of those questions will likely be about who approves your claim.
The Order of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine № 960 dated November 8th, 2013, “On Approval of the amendments to the License terms for the business related to the importation of drugs" was published. The stated Law cancels the Order of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine № 453 dated March 30th, 2013 and suggests phased introduction of the new requirements for the importers.
Actions the Retailer Must Take after Issuance the Order for a Ban on Circulation of Batches of Medicines - Ukraine
The issue of imposition of a ban (temporary ban) on medicine circulation is regulated, in particular, by the Procedure for imposing a ban (temporary ban) on and restoring circulation of medicines in Ukraine (hereinafter referred to as “the Procedure”) approved by the order of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine dated 22/11/2011 No. 809.
State Enterprise “State Expert Center of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine” is a member of the international organization “Pharmaceutical Pricing and Reimbursement Information” (hereinafter referred to as “PPRI”).
Ministry of Health of Ukraine (hereinafter - the Ministry of Health of Ukraine) issued the Order № 696 from 06.08.2013 that approves hygiene requirements for infant formula products (hereinafter - the hygiene requirements).
December 23, 2013 By HG.org
Most of us have probably heard or been told that anything we tell our doctor is confidential. While this may be reassuring, it may have left you wondering why it was true and what the reason for that confidentiality was? How far does it extend? Would it hold up in court?
December 13, 2013 By Ferrer Shane, PL
A watchful eye may be the better alternative to no eye at all in a situation where abuse of elderly or otherwise vulnerable residents is known to happen.
December 10, 2013 By Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, P.C.
We would like to think the medications prescribed to us by doctors have been proven safe and effective in careful scientific research, and approved by regulatory bodies that reviewed the evidence with public safety as their primary concern. However, a growing number of very well respected authorities are now suggesting that assumption is far from the truth.
December 3, 2013 By Joseph W. Segraves, Attorney at Law
There is nothing more basic to every day of our life than breathing. When breathing becomes difficult and even mild exercise causes shortness of breath and fatigue, it affects almost all our daily activities and the ability to work is severely impaired. Social Security Laws may help by providing income benefits (Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI)) and medical benefits (Medicare and/or Medicaid).
December 3, 2013 By Herdem & Co. Attorneys at Law
A global shift has been taking place in the pharmaceutical industry as the Pharmerging countries have increasingly started to play a more prominent role in the sector's growth rates.
November 28, 2013 By Wall Ellison LLP
As new medications tailored to help individuals get a good night's sleep continue to flood the market, the Food and Drug Administration has taken an increased interest in the effect of these medications on motorists. Many Americans have turned to sleep aids when they are unable to sleep soundly, but questions have been raised as to whether these medications may create dangers on our roads in the morning.
November 22, 2013 By The Evans Law Firm
Sutter Health decided to settle a whistleblower case before trial. The case involved allegations of double billing for anesthesia services at hospitals in California.
November 15, 2013 By Zevan and Davidson Law Firm, LLC
No reasonable person ever wants to find themselves in a hospital emergency room. If you find yourself there, chances are you have been seriously injured or are gravely ill and in a lot of pain. An emergency room tends to be overloaded with patients and understaffed. This type of stressful atmosphere can often time lead to mistakes.
November 13, 2013 By HG.org
Losing a loved one is never easy, especially when the loss could have been avoided. Often in cases of medical malpractice, those who are left behind after a loved one's passing wonder why the doctor is not going to jail for murder. Is it possible for one to charge a doctor with murder when their treatment of a patient was so poor as to result in death?
November 11, 2013 By The Evans Law Firm
A Castro Valley assisted living facility was shut down by state social services last month. Patients were left with minimal staff to attend to their needs.
November 5, 2013 By The Bottaro Law Firm, LLC
In the context of SSDI law, this article discusses why the Social Security Administration is not likely to consider your obesity to be a disabling condition on its own.
November 4, 2013 By The Evans Law Firm
The owner of a California durable medical equipment firm was recently found guilty of Medicare fraud. The scheme resulted in more than $11 million dollars in fraudulent Medicare charges. Los Angeles false claims attorneys say that Medicare fraud is a problem that is continuing to grow, at the expense of taxpayers.
November 1, 2013 By Zevan and Davidson Law Firm, LLC
A gall bladder attack can come on without any warning. Pains on your right side radiate to your back. The pain becomes more than you can bear, so you go to the nearest emergency room and seek medical help. A few quick tests are performed and it is determined that your gall bladder is the offending organ and it needs to be removed. The surgeon assures you that this is a common procedure and you will be just fine afterwards.
October 30, 2013 By HG.org
Whenever someone dies it is normal for the survivors to want to find an explanation and a person to blame. Unfortunately, in some cases, nobody is to blame, and it was just that person's time. But, in other cases, when the death could have been avoided and someone else was in a position to prevent it, a wrongful death may have occurred.
October 30, 2013 By The Donahey Law Firm, LLC
Fetal distress may force parents to choose between neonatal surgery, early delivery, or a “wait and see” approach involving fetal monitoring. Yet, some problems require immediate action by a doctor.
October 30, 2013 By Joseph W. Segraves, Attorney at Law
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a disease which strikes thousands of Americans each year and leaves them with symptoms, conditions and physical limitations which make it impossible for them to work. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) may provide income and medical benefits to help you.
October 23, 2013 By Dell & Schaefer Law Firm
In an ERISA disability lawsuit against Boston Mutual, Federal Judge upholds decision to deny Southside Machine Works employee’s long term disability benefits.
October 17, 2013 By IP Law Click, PC
With patent expirations large pharmaceuticals are facing, there has been a tremendous opportunity for growing biotech companies.
October 16, 2013 By Kirklin & Soh, LLP
A study published in September 2013 in the journal JAMA Ophthalmology has shown that those patients who take Crestor have an increased risk of developing cataracts.
October 10, 2013 By Zevan and Davidson Law Firm, LLC
A dentist in Tulsa, Oklahoma is the focus of a class action lawsuit filed against him by several patients. The malpractice lawsuit alleges that the patients were exposed to various blood-borne pathogens like hepatitis B and HIV during the course of him treating them.
October 9, 2013 By HG.org
Medical malpractice is when a healthcare professional breaches their duty of care to a patient, resulting in injury or death. Fortunately, these cases are fairly rare, but when they do occur the consequences can be devastating. Some people wonder what kinds of treatments might lead to medical malpractice. These are some of the most common types of medical malpractice.
October 8, 2013 By HG.org
When one visits a doctor, they usually expect to get better. But in a few cases, mistakes are made, and the patient ends up with a misdiagnosis, an improperly performed procedure, or a mistake with medication. These errors can result in not getting better, new injuries, or even death. This could be medical malpractice.
October 7, 2013 By The Bottaro Law Firm, LLC
Communication between an attorney and client is critical in order to help disabled clients. In the world of social security disability, one of the best ways you can help your Rhode Island Social Security disability attorney with your disability claim is by getting good medical opinions from specific sources that show the extent of your impairment.
September 23, 2013 By Herdem & Co. Attorneys at Law
The global market for pharmaceuticals is expected to grow from 782 billion dollars of its 2011 value to 971 billions of dollars in 2016. 80% of the market share is divided up between North American, European and Japanese markets
September 22, 2013 By HG.org
A jury in Myrtle Beach, SC has awarded what is expected to be one of the state’s largest judgments in a medical malpractice lawsuit against an orthopedic surgeon whose actions left his patient a paraplegic.
September 22, 2013 By HG.org
A battlefield is a dangerous place, and tens of thousands of US military veterans have come home from Iraq and Afghanistan with injuries suffered on the battlefield. Naturally, many seek treatment at Veterans Affairs hospitals. But, CBS News reports that some veterans are dying of accidental overdoses of narcotic painkillers at a much higher rate than the general population.
September 20, 2013 By Zevan and Davidson Law Firm, LLC
The immunosuppressant drug Rapamune was at the center of a lawsuit which was recently settled for $257.4 million.
September 15, 2013 By HG.org
Anyone who has ever been to a doctor has probably seen a form relating to informed consent. But what is informed consent? What happens if you are asked to consent to something that you do not understand and are later injured?
September 5, 2013 By HG.org
It is a nightmare scenario nobody wishes to face: what should be one of the happiest moments of their life becomes one of the most tragic when their newborn experiences injuries during birth. These injuries can be permanently debilitating or even result in death. But, very often, birth injuries are also preventable and unnecessary, resulting from improper medical care.
September 3, 2013 By HG.org
The Social Security Administration (SSA) is the organization responsible for paying disability benefits to American adults and children deemed to suffer from long-term disability. The law states that disabilities must be the result of a medical condition that has prevented, or will prevent, you from working for a year or that will ultimately end in death.
September 3, 2013 By HG.org
Many of us have heard of Medicare and Medicaid, but never really understood what they were. Who is eligible for this coverage? What does it cover? Does it cost anything?
September 2, 2013 By HG.org
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a set of statutes designed to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the US health care system. Much of it pertains to privacy issues related to your health records and what doctors and insurance companies can share with one another and with others. This is, to many, the most important part of HIPAA and creates a number of new rights for patients and new obligations for those in the medical profession.
August 19, 2013 By Zevan and Davidson Law Firm, LLC
Across the United States there have been thousands of these robots installed in hospitals and many surgeons have seemed eager to use the devices.
August 16, 2013 By HG.org
If you, or someone you know, have/has suffered an injury during medical treatment, you or they may have a claim for medical malpractice. Illinois malpractice law dictates a number of requirements for bringing these types of claims as a lawsuit, including how much time an injured patient has to file that lawsuit.
August 11, 2013 By HG.org
One can only bring a lawsuit for negligence if they can establish all four of the required elements. If any one of the elements is missing, then there is no negligence from a legal standpoint, and a lawsuit cannot be sustained. Of course, there are often defenses and other technicalities involved with proving such a case, so it is always best to contact a qualified, licensed attorney to help answer your questions and guide you through the process of analyzing your claim or defense to negligence.
July 16, 2013 By Turley, Redmond, Rosasco & Rosasco, LLP
You do not have to be "totally disabled" or an invalid! For many claimants, you only have to be disabled from your former type of work. The Social Security Administration will take into consideration your age, education and past work experience in deciding if you are disabled under their rules. Every case is unique.
July 16, 2013 By Zevan and Davidson Law Firm, LLC
Johns Hopkins released the findings of a careful review of national medical malpractice claims. The safety researchers who conducted the analysis discovered some shocking information about “never events,” events that the medical community agree are unacceptable and should never occur.
July 2, 2013 By Silvers, Langsam & Weitzman, P.C. - Personal Injury
A recent study found that large medical malpractice payouts make up less than 1 percent of all medical payments in the U.S.
June 26, 2013 By Zevan and Davidson Law Firm, LLC
Errors during surgery can be some of the most dangerous medical errors. When a reasonable standard of care is not met, and a surgeon’s actions are deemed negligent, resulting in harm to the patient, this constitutes medical malpractice. Most surgical errors are preventable mistakes.
May 21, 2013 By Steinberg, Goodman & Kalish
Many people feel afraid when they look for medical help. Whether it is their fear of a traumatic diagnosis or simply experiencing nerves over a routine check up, Chicago residents and people in other parts of the country may not rank potential doctor errors high on their lists of medically-related fears. That may change, however, in light of recent surveys completed by professional medical groups.
May 20, 2013 By Dworkin & Maciariello
In the last few years, costly health care has been a hot topic, as families and employers struggle with skyrocketing health insurance premiums and state and federal governments wrestle with ever-increasing Medicaid and Medicare costs.
May 20, 2013 By Neil H. Good, Attorney at Law
How to get Social Security Benefits and the Application Process to do so
May 17, 2013 By Ankin Law Office LLC - Social Security Disablity
Are medical tests, procedures and treatments safe and necessary? Unfortunately, many medical tests and procedures are performed unnecessarily, which can put patients at risks for further medical complications.
April 26, 2013 By Tolmage, Peskin, Harris & Falick
Despite advances in neonatal medicine, hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy remains a common condition in the U.S., potentially causing cerebral palsy, brain damage or death to the infant.
April 24, 2013 By Kirklin & Soh, LLP
According to WebMD Health News, sleeping pills are dangerous. A doctor reporting to the news agency has likened them to smoking cigarettes. Even taking a sleeping pill once in awhile leads to increased health risks.
April 15, 2013 By Burke, Harvey & Frankowski, LLC
Though an outwardly noticeable condition, Parkinson's Disease stems from brain's inability to send messages controlling muscle movements.
April 1, 2013 By The Wilmer Law Firm
Social Security Disability benefits and SSI Disability Claims are two different ways for individuals to receive financial compensation and assistance due to their disability and inability to contribute to the workforce, and are managed by the federal government.
March 25, 2013 By Freidin, Dobrinsky, Brown & Rosenblum, PA
Johnson & Johnson announced in January 2013 that it had set aside close to $1 billion, in addition to the $3 billion set aside in 2011, to compensate those who received a defective metal-on-metal hip implant from the company.
March 12, 2013 By The Law Offices of Dr. Bruce G. Fagel & Associates
Most women who have had a previous C-section birth can deliver their next baby vaginally. However, some women will be in danger of a birth injury from VBAC. This article discusses the risks and what women contemplating VBAC need to do to prepare for a safe delivery.
March 4, 2013 By The Law Offices of Dr. Bruce G. Fagel & Associates
High risk pregnancies include risk types such as women with abnormal weight, multiple pregnancies, premature birth, etc. Doctors need to pay close attention to a woman and infant with a high risk pregnancy.
March 2, 2013 By Kahn Gordon Timko & Rodriques P.C.
The growing number of for-profit nursing homes appears to be adding to the problems of waste, fraud and abuse that plague many nursing homes.
March 1, 2013 By Birth Injury Team
Before you decide to have an epidural, it is important to understand the risks involved, including what injuries epidurals can cause to both you and the baby.
February 28, 2013 By Birth Injury Team
At-home births with a midwife can save on costs, but may create additional risks. Learn more about the risks of at-home delivery and how a skilled lawyer can help in the case of a birth injury.
February 27, 2013 By Brent Adams & Associates
Eligibility for VA benefits is dependent on factors such as active duty. The determination of this is sometimes complicated, depending on the circumstances.
February 25, 2013 By The Law Offices of Dr. Bruce G. Fagel & Associates
With 225,000 people in the U.S. dying each year from medical malpractice and 1.5 million injured from medication errors in hospitals, doctor's offices, and nursing homes, medical negligence is a serious problem that needs to be addressed.
February 19, 2013 By Reiff & Bily - Personal Injury Lawyers
Just as any other type of medical practitioner, when a chiropractor consults with a patient he or she is expected to make an initial determination of what might be wrong with the patient's health, then create a plan to begin the healing process. When a patient is misdiagnosed or improperly treated for their pain, they will not likely find the relief that they are looking for, and may even experience worsened conditions.
February 19, 2013 By The Law Offices of Dr. Bruce G. Fagel & Associates
Children with Erb's palsy often have partial or total paralysis of their hand, arm, or face. The most common cause of Erb's palsy is dystocia, which happens from a brachial plexus injury during a difficult childbirth.
February 19, 2013 By Ross Feller Casey, LLP
Common post-operative injuries that individuals should know about before undergoing surgical procedures.
February 6, 2013 By Freidin, Dobrinsky, Brown & Rosenblum, PA
According to a study released by Johns Hopkins, surgical errors that are considered “never events” happen at least 4,000 times a year in the United States.
February 6, 2013 By Freidin, Dobrinsky, Brown & Rosenblum, PA
Pitocin is not just a dangerous drug; there are benefits to its use. If administered and monitored correctly, it can help save the life of a mother and/or her unborn child.
February 5, 2013 By Birth Injury Team
30 Percent of all Birth Injuries Are Preventable.
February 5, 2013 By Birth Injury Team
Pregnancy and childbirth complications are on the rise in the US.
February 4, 2013 By The Law Offices of Dr. Bruce G. Fagel & Associates
Wrongful death lawsuits resulting from medical malpractice are filed when a patient dies as a result of the negligence of a doctor, nurse, medical professional or medical facility. This article will provide more information about California wrongful death claims.
January 28, 2013 By The Law Offices of Dr. Bruce G. Fagel & Associates
Kernicterus is a dangerous neurological condition that can develop if a baby with very high bilirubin levels, leading to severe jaundice is not immediately treated. Kernicterus causes severe and irreversible brain damage. Kernicterus can be prevented.
January 21, 2013 By Brent Adams & Associates
When a doctor hurts a patient, the patient often looks to be awarded medical malpractice compensation. There are many damages available in medical malpractice lawsuit cases. In some cases, these payouts can amount to millions of dollars.
January 21, 2013 By The Law Offices of Dr. Bruce G. Fagel & Associates
Cerebral palsy is one of the most serious birth injuries that can affect children and families.
January 15, 2013 By The Donahey Law Firm, LLC
A number of Ohio medical societies are fighting back against increased licensing standards, a worrisome development in a state with so many medical malpractice cases.
January 14, 2013 By The Law Offices of Dr. Bruce G. Fagel & Associates
If your child is significantly slower in achieving developmental milestones such as walking, talking, or self-care skills compared with other children of a similar age, this may be a sign of a developmental delay. This article discusses developmental disabilities and potential causes.
January 10, 2013 By Davis Levin Livingston
Although a medical professional’s negligence can have severe consequences, everyone injured at the hands of a doctor or nurse does not file medical malpractice claims.
January 4, 2013 By Davis Levin Livingston
Doctors routinely diagnose different conditions in patients. Unfortunately, these diagnoses are not always timely and accurate. In these cases patients may file medical practice claims against medical professionals who delay a diagnosis or misdiagnose a patient.
January 4, 2013 By Kahn Gordon Timko & Rodriques P.C.
Although medical literature frequently reports computerization of medical records, barcoding for medications, evidence-based medicine, and other approaches can reduce medical errors, practitioners and institutions have not embraced them very speedily.
January 4, 2013 By Kahn Gordon Timko & Rodriques P.C.
It is important for expectant parents to educate themselves about birth injuries in general and about things they can do to help keep their unborn babies safe until they enter the world.
January 2, 2013 By Mesriani Law Group
Before, the Social Security Administration (SSA) issues benefits statements to its beneficiaries via mail. Now, only individuals aged 60 years or older receive mailed benefits statements because the rest of the recipients aged 18 and above now have the ability to look up on their own statements using the Internet.
January 2, 2013 By The Law Offices of Dr. Bruce G. Fagel & Associates
Traumatic brain injuries sometimes happen to newborn children as a result of medical malpractice. Traumatic brain injuries in babies can lead to developmental disabilities, cerebral palsy, and many other lifelong medical conditions.
December 28, 2012 By Serap Zuvin Law Offices
This article addresses the reference pricing system used for the pricing of the pharmaceuticals for human use in Turkey and the current problems arising from such system.