Health Care and Social Law Articles
Articles written by attorneys and experts worldwide discussing legal aspects related to Health Care and Social including: defective drugs, failure to diagnose, informed consent, medical law, medical malpractice, medication errors, pharmaceutical law, social security, social services law, surgical errors.
May 20, 2013 By Neil H. Good, Attorney at Law
How to get Social Security Benefits and the Application Process to do so
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 The Kirklin Law Firm, P.C.
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 Wilmer & Testini, PLC
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 Fagel
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 Fagel
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.
March 1, 2013 By Silvers, Langsam & Weitzman, P.C. - Personal Injury
The medical devices were meant to fix pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence, but many women found they were the victims of untested devices that caused greater pain and serious complications.
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 Fagel
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 Fagel
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 Fagel
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 Fagel
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 Fagel
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 Fagel
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 Fagel
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.
December 19, 2012 By Burke, Harvey & Frankowski, LLC
Depression, bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are three similar mental illnesses with defining symptoms and characteristics. People afflicted by these mental health issues are often times unable to work, making it difficult to pay bills and other expenses. In this article, we detail the challenges people face while trying to obtain long term disability benefits.
December 17, 2012 By The Law Offices of Dr. Bruce Fagel
Each year thousands of people are injured or die from surgery malpractice. Patients are injured or die from complex emergency surgeries as well as common routine surgeries such as plastic surgery or weight loss surgery. This article will discuss surgery injuries from medical negligence.
December 6, 2012 By Mesriani Law Group
Have you just hired a Los Angeles Social Security claim lawyer who will help you in processing your Social Security claims? For some time now, there has been news that Social Security is about to go bust. Is it true? Are you worried about it?
December 3, 2012 By The Law Offices of Dr. Bruce Fagel
This article discusses the recent failing grade UCLA and other hospitals received for hospital safety. This also covers a problem independent groups are seeing with hospital safety and patient injuries.
December 3, 2012 By Mesriani Law Group
Times are getting tougher by the day. As it is, people with disabilities are finding it hard to survive on a daily basis. Because of their disabilities, they are forced to give up their jobs.
November 29, 2012 By Davis Levin Livingston
Medical physicians are not the only profession that have to worry about medical malpractice suits. Dentists, chiropractors, and psychiatrists are also vulnerable to malpractice suits if neglect can be proven. Recently, an orthodontist was sued for having a patient wear his braces for 11 years. The patient is now claiming neglect due to permanent damage done to the inside of his mouth and jaw.
November 29, 2012 By The Law Offices of Eric L. Pines, PLLC
Why the Accommodations Issue is Unlikely to Pose a Problem If You Are Filing for Federal Disability Retirement Benefits
November 26, 2012 By The Law Offices of Dr. Bruce Fagel
Each year medical misdiagnosis leads to thousands of unnecessary injuries and deaths. This article explains how a heart attack, stroke, cancer, or infection may be misdiagnosed, leading to serious injuries or death for the patient.
November 26, 2012 By Solnick & Levin LLC
The Wright State Research Institute has developed a new software system to implement electronic healthcare records in order to speed up the process of evaluating social security disability claims.
November 25, 2012 By Brent Adams & Associates
Veterans’ disability lawyers in Raleigh will explain how your marital status and dependents can impact veterans’ disability benefits. If you have a disability rating of 30 percent or higher, it could lead to additional compensation.
November 24, 2012 By Pyke & Associates, P.C.
The Federal government created both Medicaid and Medicare to assist some Americans with the high cost of health care
November 24, 2012 By Pyke & Associates, P.C.
Medicare, health insurance for elderly and disabled Americans, is a large system that can seem confusing. Here are some basics to help you understand all types of Medicare.
November 20, 2012 By Davis Levin Livingston
The Obama administration has been asking individuals who have suffered improper medical care to report such instances of neglect. It is hoped that the information that will be reported will aid in an overall better health care environment for the nation.
November 19, 2012 By Mesriani Law Group
The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program of the Social Security Administration (SSA) is a needs-based program that seeks to provide financial aid to qualified individuals. These individuals are the disabled, the elderly (age 65 or older), and the legally blind.
November 19, 2012 By The Law Offices of Dr. Bruce Fagel
Plastic surgery, although a common elective surgery carries a risk for injury or death. It's important to understand that all surgeries carry a risk of injury or death. Simple surgical mistakes or anesthesia errors can result in great harm to a patient.
November 12, 2012 By Matt Dickstein - Business Attorney
In this article, the author discusses the merger of medical practices, from a legal perspective.
November 12, 2012 By Silvers, Langsam & Weitzman, P.C. - Personal Injury
An undiagnosed heart attack or stroke accounted for almost three of every four missed diagnoses that, had health care professionals correctly diagnosed the medical problem, could have saved the patient’s life.
November 7, 2012 By Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd.
In a move that is of interest to people who are retired or planning for retirement the Social Security Administration is implementing a cost-cutting measure that is expected to save United States taxpayers approximately $1 billion over the next 10 years. Beginning in March of 2013 the practice of mailing out monthly checks in hard copy form is being discontinued.
November 7, 2012 By The O'Brien Law Firm LLC
Sometimes you can engage a paradigm shift that can provide economic efficiency in a rather simple but effective manner. This is something that the Social Security Administration has been doing and the timing is ideal. Retirement planning experts tell us that tens of thousands of people are joining the ranks of Social Security recipients monthly, and this growth will continue for years to come as the baby boomer generation reaches the age of Social Security eligibility.
November 7, 2012 By VJT & Partners
A major development in Hungarian immigration policy affecting ’investor residency’ is anticipated imminently. On 27th October, 2012 the ruling party of Hungary submitted a Bill to Parliament, which would offer permanent Hungarian residency under preferential conditions for non-EU national investors willing to buy at least €250,000 of government bonds. The Bill is currently under consideration and is expected to become law very soon.
November 7, 2012 By Law Office of Roy W. Litherland
Due to the aging of the baby boomers, there are approximately 10,000 people applying for Social Security benefits every day. This volume of applicants will continue for the next 20 years according to elder law experts. Of course, there are already millions of people collecting Social Security benefits. Can you imagine how much it costs to mail out paper checks to even a small percentage of these individuals?
November 6, 2012 By The Law Offices of Joseph M. Lichtenstein, PC
What exactly is Lyme disease? What causes it and how can it be treated? Continue reading to learn more about this common and serious condition. In the U.S., Lyme disease is the sixth most common notifiable disease. Although cases of Lyme disease can occur throughout the country, 96% of the cases occur in thirteen states in the upper Midwest and the northeast.
November 5, 2012 By Robert J. Kulas, P.A.
The senior population in this country continues to grow, presenting even more viable targets for Medicare, Medicaid and other healthcare related frauds. As it stands now, this type of fraud costs the government billions of dollars each year. Help yourself avoid becoming a victim by learning what types of scams are out there, as well as what steps to take to avoid being victimized.
November 5, 2012 By Kuhn & Kuhn Law Firm
The Social Security Administration expects to save somewhere in the vicinity of $1 billion by discontinuing the practice of sending out paper checks through the mail every month. This is a cost-cutting measure that makes a lot of sense to many people within the South Carolina elder law community. At the present time nine out of every 10 people who are entitled to Social Security payments are receiving them electronically so taking this final step will provide total efficiency.
November 2, 2012 By Brent Adams & Associates
Talking with Veterans Social Security disability attorneys in Raleigh can help you learn if you qualify for disability benefits through Social Security. You may also be able to receive veterans’ disability benefits. Veterans Social Security disability attorneys in Raleigh can help military service members determine the types of benefits they may qualify to receive. In addition to obtaining veterans’ benefits, some may also receive disability benefits made available through Social Security.
October 30, 2012 By Esther Wang - The Elderly and Disability Law Firm
Understanding Veterans benefits can be difficult. Not only do forms need completed, you must choose a plan. There are also many legal considerations. Find out what information you need for application, what benefit suits your individual needs, and how pension is calculated.
October 29, 2012 By The Law Offices of Dr. Bruce Fagel
Overcrowded emergency rooms have become a major problem with hospitals, resulting in an increase in medical negligence and medical malpractice. Overcrowding has become a serious problem in hospital emergency departments. This causes patients who need immediate medical help to sometimes wait hours for medical attention.
October 22, 2012 By Mesriani Law Group
The role of the Social Security Administration (SSA) on your claim is to make sure that your disabling condition is severe enough for you to be granted disability benefits. Also, the federal agency’s evaluation of your claim looks at how your condition affects your activities of daily living, also called ADLs.
October 22, 2012 By The Donahey Law Firm, LLC
The New England Compounding Center, has recalled more than 17,000 doses of contaminated steroid injections and experts worry that as many as 14,000 patients could be at risk of contracting meningitis. As of this week, the deadly fungal meningitis outbreak has spread to 15 states, including Ohio. It has already infected 230 victims and killed at least 15 people.
October 22, 2012 By The Law Offices of Dr. Bruce Fagel
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured because of the negligence of a nurse, doctor, or hospital, you may be wondering if you meet the thresholds for filing a medical malpractice lawsuit. This article will explain what thresholds are necessary to file a successful medical malpractice claim and how leading medical malpractice attorney Dr. Bruce Fagel proceeds with a medical malpractice lawsuit.
October 20, 2012 By Herdem & Co. Attorneys at Law
A new regulation has been published on Official Gazette dated 14 October 2012 that contains a number of changes have been made on Regulation on Promotion of Medicinal Products For Human Use to ensure that the companies promoting a medicinal product is monitored by the Ministry of Health in wide range of their promotion activities. The main changes to the regulation include:
October 17, 2012 By Mesriani Law Group
Waiting for your disability hearing may take months or years. If you have been denied your disability claim and you ended up on this stage of the appeals process, you must know that preparing for it will help you a lot once the disability hearing day comes. It would greatly benefit you if you understand what to expect of this important event, as well as the procedures and practices that come with it.
October 15, 2012 By The Law Offices of Dr. Bruce Fagel
Anesthesia mistakes happen with major operations as well as with common elective procedures. An anesthesia error can cause severe permanent brain damage or death to a patient. Anesthesia errors happen every day in hospitals, doctor’s offices, and surgical centers. Anesthetists and Anesthesiologists play a vital role in surgeries.
October 13, 2012 By Banjoko, Francis & Co.
You must not avoid writing your will. In fact, it is your voice after you death. Your family and loved ones will be certain of your wishes. A carefully written will can avoid your assets going to unintended individuals, eliminate contests over the distribution of your possessions, can be used to create a trust, economical relative to intestate administration, and a will can be easily amended to fit changing circumstances.
October 11, 2012 By Freidin, Dobrinsky, Brown & Rosenblum, PA
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control estimate that as many as 13,000 people may have been injected with the defective drug, leaving open the possibility that the number of people infected with fungal meningitis will increase well beyond the currently known cases.
October 11, 2012 By d'Oliveira & Associates, P.C.
Victoza is a prescription medication that helps lower blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes, otherwise known as adult onset diabetes. The drug is manufactured by Novo Nordisk, and it was approved by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in January of 2010. It functions by helping the body make more insulin and control glucose levels.
October 11, 2012 By Purcell & Amen, L.L.C.
For many elderly Americans, the golden years are fraught with concerns over money instead of spent sitting on the front porch sipping iced tea. Social Security does not provide the average retiree enough income to live on comfortably. Employer sponsored pensions and retirement accounts are virtually unheard of anymore.
October 9, 2012 By Reitz Worldwide, Court Reporting - Seoul & Busan South Korea
This month, both former directors of the mental health care company American Therapeutic Corporation (ATC), Dr. Mark Willner and Dr. Alberto Ayala, were sentenced yesterday to 10 years in prison for participating in a $205 million Medicare fraud scheme.
October 8, 2012 By The Law Offices of Dr. Bruce Fagel
People considering a gastric bypass procedure need to understand that gastric bypass surgery is major abdominal surgery and with all surgeries comes risk of serious injury or even death. Gastric bypass surgery modifies a patient’s digestive system reducing the amount of food a patient can eat.
October 8, 2012 By The Law Office of D.J. Banovitz
Common Types of Hospital Negligence: One common type of hospital negligence is when a patient becomes the victim of a surgical mistake. Mistakes can be the result of miscommunication, fatigue, inattention, or even rushing through a surgical procedure.
October 3, 2012 By The Law Offices of Dr. Bruce Fagel
Kernicterus is a neurological condition that happens to a newborn with severe jaundice. It involves a high level of bilirubin, a substance created from the breakdown by the liver of old red blood cells that leaves the blood and builds up in the brain tissues. When the bilirubin enters the brain tissues, it causes permanent brain damage to the infant.
September 27, 2012 By Seeger Weiss LLP
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a class I recall of two drugs manufactured by Fresenius Medical Care (FMC) for use during hemodialysis procedures. The German-based healthcare company is responsible for treating more than a third of the 400,000 dialysis patients in America. The two drugs, GranuFlo and NaturaLyte, are acid concentrate formulas that provide dialysis clinics an alternative to the handling and storage of large acid drums.
September 27, 2012 By The Law Offices of Dr. Bruce Fagel
High risk pregnancies include premature delivery, multiple births, pregnancy induced hypertension (PIH), preeclampsia, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), older women who are pregnant, a large infant, and other factors. Even though a woman may be in a high risk category, this does not excuse a doctor or medical professional for negligence.
September 26, 2012 By The Law Offices of Joseph M. Lichtenstein, PC
Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that affects the lower part of the uterus. Catching this cancer in the early stages is crucial, but could medical malpractice be blamed for this issue?
September 26, 2012 By Freidin, Dobrinsky, Brown & Rosenblum, PA
By July 2012, Bayer Pharmaceuticals had spent over $400 million to settle claims that its ‘wonder drug’ Yasmin-line of birth control is actually a very dangerous drug. In 2011, Yasmin was the 4th most-prescribed oral contraceptive in the United States and brought in $1.1 billion in sales for Bayer.
September 25, 2012 By Wenger & Vieli
This Q&A guide gives a high level overview of key issues including pricing and state funding, manufacturing, marketing, clinical trials, advertising, labelling, patents, trade marks, and product liability. This article was first published in the PLC Multi-jurisdictional guide to Life Sciences 2011 and is reproduced with the permission of the publisher, Practical Law Company.
September 20, 2012 By Jaburg Wilk
A short window exists for a special needs child who is near age 18 to qualify for SSI by meeting the definition of disability. There is a distinction between SSI and DAC benefits. It is important to consult with an attorney who has expertise in both public benefits and special needs planning as both benefit rates and qualifications can and do change.
September 20, 2012 By Kuhn & Kuhn Law Firm
Some people are prone to adopting the "it will never happen to me" point of view, but these are the same individuals who often find themselves in difficult situations due to a lack of preparation. This is something to keep in mind when it comes to incapacity planning. Believe it or not,the likelihood of contracting dementia later in your life is very significant.
September 19, 2012 By The Law Offices of Joseph M. Lichtenstein, PC
Could you have the right to file a medical malpractice lawsuit following a case of deep vein thrombosis? Read the following article to get information about this blood clot and the responsibility of medical professionals in diagnosis and treatment. What exactly is a deep vein thrombosis (DVT)? When a blood clot occurs inside of a blood vessel, it is known as a thrombosis.
September 18, 2012 By The Law Offices of Dr. Bruce Fagel
Two major types of birth injuries can occur as a result of medical malpractice, these include a traumatic brain injury and a lack of oxygen to the brain of the infant. If a birth injury is the result of medical malpractice, you may have a medical malpractice lawsuit. A birth injury or birth defect can be one of the most difficult and stressful situations a family may encounter.
September 18, 2012 By The Law Offices of Ira S. Newman
Introduction As with your physical health, you can avoid problems by periodically checking your legal health. Areas to consider include contracts, consumer rights, estate planning, insurance coverage, retirement planning and wills. You should review your legal papers about once a year to see if the relevant plans and documents reflect your current needs.
September 17, 2012 By Olender Legal Solutions, Miami Court Reporters
Persisting is clearly not the only answer when it comes to men, or smokers for that matter. In the case of Mrs. Elmer Perry, who begged and begged her husband, Mr Baker, to quit smoking, it seemed her efforts were truly for a lost cause. In 1993, months after being diagnosed with lung cancer, Mr. Baker died at age 65.
September 12, 2012 By Solnick & Levin LLC
In a report released February 2012, the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council stated inpatient infection rates at hospitals are down. This will surely affect the number of medical malpractice claims relating to infections by medical care providers which can cause people to die.
September 11, 2012 By The Law Offices of Joseph M. Lichtenstein, PC
Medical malpractice is a growing problem in the U.S. With an estimated 200,000 people dying every year as the result of a medical error, a strong stand must be taken against these cases of negligence. Do you believe that you were injured as the direct result of an error made by a doctor or other medical professional? Do you know that the health complications you are suffering need not have happened had you been treated correctly while in the hospital?
September 10, 2012 By The Law Offices of Dr. Bruce Fagel
Hospital malpractice and doctor malpractice is an alarming problem that results in hundreds of thousands of patients losing their lives each year in the United States and medication errors which results in over 1.5 million Americans being injured as well. When doctors or hospitals are negligent with the medical care they provide to their patients, serious injuries or death can occur.
September 10, 2012 By Davis Levin Livingston
Defendants in cases involving severe injuries including brain injury, spinal cord, or burn injury, often request that the injured plaintiff is not present in the courtroom during the trial. The defense’s argument is that the plaintiff cannot contribute to the proceedings in any meaningful way due to the extent of the injuries.
September 7, 2012 By Tolmage, Peskin, Harris & Falick
When a Patient Dies in an Intensive Care Unit, There Is a 28 Percent Chance That a Diagnosis Was Missed - When John Hopkins University School of Medicine researchers examined diagnosis errors in hospital intensive care units (ICUs), they expected to find some room for improvement in patient care. However, the lead author of the study, Dr. Bradford Winters, described the results as “surprising and alarming.”
September 6, 2012 By Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C.
Often, people have not filed a formal nursing home complaint simply because they are unsure how or unaware that they can. A nursing home complaint can be filed when the negligence, misconduct, or abuse of a nursing home facility or caregiver causes you or your loved one to suffer. Filing a complaint should lead to an investigation into the facility.
September 4, 2012 By The Becker Law Firm
There are some common emergency room errors that are often caused by negligence that could lead to serious or fatal injuries. Demanding and fast-paced, an emergency room’s environment can unfortunately lead to errors. You may deserve compensation through a medical malpractice claim if you or someone you love has suffered serious or fatal injuries because of a preventable mistake.
September 4, 2012 By The Becker Law Firm
Hospital negligence can lead to blood transfusion errors that result in injuries and even fatalities. Blood transfusion errors include: • Mislabeled blood; • The wrong patient receiving a blood transfusion; • The patient receiving the wrong blood type; • Hospital staff failing to respond to the signs and symptoms of a blood transfusion error;...
September 4, 2012 By The Law Offices of Dr. Bruce Fagel
Birth asphyxia and birth hypoxia happens if a baby doesn’t receive an adequate supply of oxygen before, during, or immediately following birth. Depending on the amount of oxygen the infant is deprived of, how long the event lasts, and how promptly and effectively the medical staff takes corrective action to repair the problem will determine the extent of damage to the baby’s brain.
Manufacturing Opportunities in Malta for the Generics Drugs Industry: History and Legislative Framework
August 23, 2012 By Mamo TCV Advocates
Without doubt Malta offers significant opportunities for the generics drugs Industry and the evidence for this lies in the pharmaceutical patenting history of the country and in its legislative framework. The following events have played a major role in the history of patenting in Malta, and have actually shaped the present scenario regarding generic drugs in the country.
August 20, 2012 By The Law Offices of Dr. Bruce Fagel
Gestational hypertension or PIH can lead to a low birth weight for the baby or premature delivery which poses additional health risks to the child. If the hypertension becomes severe, it can lead to preeclampsia or eclampsia which can cause serious injuries or even death to both the mother and child.
August 20, 2012 By Walcheske & Luzi, LLC
Although we discuss the Family & Medical Leave Act on our website, we thought we would provide a second source of quick facts on the FMLA and provide links to some quick and easy-to-understand resources for anyone looking for more FMLA information.
August 14, 2012 By Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, PC
For some time, the FDA has been aware of side effects related to vaginal mesh implants. The first case involving these side effects went to trial in California and earned a multi-million dollar settlement. According to the FDA, complications with vaginal mesh implants are not uncommon. A vaginal mesh (also known as an urogynecologic surgical mesh implant) is a medical product used to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI).
August 13, 2012 By Pasternack Tilker Napoli Bern, LLP
Nearly two out of three Social Security Disability Insurance applications are denied the first time they are sent to the Social Security Administration for approval. Fortunately an applicant can request a review, reconsideration and appeal if his or her claim has been denied.