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- Pain Medication Errors and Medical Malpractice
Medication often affects individuals differently based on body chemistry and many different factors. It sometimes requires some tweaking and testing to determine which pills work the best for the patient. To discover the right medication for the person, careful attention to the entire process is required by the healthcare professional.
- Product Liability: Talcum Powder and the Link to Ovarian Cancer
The insidious nature of ovarian cancer makes it difficult to detect in its early stages when treatment is most effective.
- How to Qualify for SSDI
If you have been injured resulting in a disability that prevents you from returning to your job, you may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). The amount of benefits you will be eligible for depends on your work record. This means that you will likely receive what your Social Security retirement benefit would have been if you continued to work until retirement age.
- Filing a Birth Injury Lawsuit
When a woman goes into labor, she puts the life of her unborn baby in the hands of well-trained medical professionals. In most cases that person is an obstetrician, gynecologist, neonatologist, or other doctor who has had the necessary training to safety deliver babies. Some women decide to go a slightly different, more natural route, by opting to have a midwife deliver their baby.
- Common HIPAA Violations
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is legislation that provides guidelines and practices for the safeguarding of private medical information. Most familiar to the general public is HIPAA’s Title II, which established national standards for the electronic access and transmission of personal health care information.
- Viagra Lawsuits Centralized Into New Multidistrict Litigation
More lawsuits are being filed against Pfizer for their negligence and for allegations that Viagra elevated the risk of Melanoma.
- $17.6 Million Opiate Abuse Verdict
In a stunning verdict that is being hailed as a message to physicians who overprescribe opiate medications, a St. Louis jury awarded $17.6 million in punitive damages to a couple severely affected by opiate abuse.
- Social Security Disability Benefits for Bone Fractures
A broken bone, also known as a bone fracture, can be extremely painful, often requiring a fair amount of time to fully heal. Some fractures heal relatively quickly without any complications, while more severe breaks can be more problematic.
- Is Congress Ready to Revise the Stark Law?
It seems that most physicians do not have a favorable opinion of the physician self-referral provisions, known as the Stark Law. The Stark law is actually three separate provisions that govern self–referral for Medicare and Medicaid patients.
- High Stakes Privacy Breaches – HIPAA Compliance for Law Firms
Since 2013, when the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued its Final Rule implementing revisions to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), the potential for business associates to be sanctioned for privacy breaches has been a concern to law firms that regularly handle protected health information (PHI). A recent settlement involving a business associate brings that concern into sharper focus.