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- New Jersey: Patient Safety Issues at Hospitals
Hospitals are big business today, with many actively competing for patients.
- New Jersey Proposes Laws to Prevent Prescription Pain Killer Addiction
According to the New Jersey State Commission on Investigation, an epidemic of opiate addiction is sweeping the country.
- Physicians Investigated by State Medical Board
For a doctor or other practicing health care professional, a complaint that leads to an investigation by the State Board of Medicine can be devastating to your professional career, as well as your personal and financial well being.
- What is an Involuntary Civil Commitment?
Most people are familiar with the concept of a criminal commitment (i.e. a prison or jail sentence). But not everyone has heard of the concept of an involuntary civil commitment. So, what is this, how does it fit into the American legal structure, and when is it used?
- How Disability Attorneys Handle Social Security Claims
While every disability law firm handles cases slightly differently, there are many similarities between the firms. Here is an overview of how a disability attorney handles Social Security claims.
- Pennsylvania Physician's Right to Practice Evidence-Based Medicine
Very simply, in Pennsylvania doctors do not have to treat patients who refuse vaccinations for themselves or their children.
- Inferior Vena Cava Filters
It is estimated that there are 200,000 pulmonary embolisms (PE) deaths every year in the United States related to deep vein thrombosis (DVT.)
- Common Surgical Tool Could Spread Cancer During Hysterectomy
U.S. gynecologists had been routinely using a medical device called a laparoscopic power morcellator in hysterectomies and fibroid removal procedures for years when the U.S. Food & Drug Administration began warning doctors of serious risks associated with this device last April, 2014.
- Automatic Prescription Refill Programs
Many patients with chronic illnesses such as high blood pressure or diabetes enjoy the conveniences of automatic prescription refill programs which helps them efficiently manage their medications.
- Preventable Hospital Deaths
Living in a country that is known for its wealth, advanced technology, and some of the best healthcare in the free world, U.S. citizens do not typically worry that they may not survive a hospital stay.