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- 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.
- What Consumer Protections Apply to Defective Products?
If a consumer is injured by a defective product, he or she may have a variety of avenues available to protect him or her.
- Electronic Medical Errors May Result in Medical Errors
In 2015, all hospitals and doctorsí offices will be required by federal law to keep electronic medical records. Many facilities have already begun the process of digitizing records.
- Misdiagnosis Harms Millions of Americans Annually
Diagnostic errors affect approximately one in every 20 Americans, and have the potential to cause serious harm to six million individuals each year, according to a recently published study in the journal BMJ Quality & Safety.
- Risks for Patients Increase with Use of Electronic Medical Record
As hospitals and medical facilities race to meet the federal mandate for implementation of electronic medical records this year, human error and technological growing pains are putting patients at an increased risk for potential injury and death.
- Increased Uterine Morcellation Risks
Surgeons perform over 600,000 hysterectomies each year in the United States. One of the most common medical devices used during this procedure is a power morcellator, a surgical tool used to slice through bodily tissue.