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- Handling Online Defamation of Physicians
With the growth of online review websites, physicians nationwide face an increasing risk of unwarranted defamation. No one wants to hear disparaging remarks about them. When statements are false and have a negative impact on a physician’s practice, the remarks are especially troubling.
- Nursing Malpractice Claims Lives
Nurses are often the front line of medical care for patients. When a nurse fails to provide a certain standard of care and that failure injures a patient, medical malpractice may be involved.
- Off-Label Use of Medicine and Liability
A recent case has resulted in an ophthalmologist being held liable for injury to a patient who lost their vision from off-label use of a medication, known as Avastin. “Off-label” use is the unapproved use of a medication that has been approved for other uses.
- Burnout among Doctors Can Have a Major Impact on Quality of Care
When Dr. Dianne Shannon started practicing medicine, she wanted to help people. She was an internist working in outpatient clinics in Boston, and, while she enjoyed the opportunities she had to give aid to people in need, the demands of the job took their toll.
- IVC Filter Manufacturer Faces Wrongful Death Lawsuit
The lawsuit claims that manufacturer C.R. Bard failed to properly warn and hid safety hazards from patients.
- Autopsies Are Useful in Proving Medical Malpractice
An autopsy is the internal and external examination of the body used to determine the cause of fatality. An autopsy is comprehensive, involving surgical procedures, laboratory analysis, and the assessment of medical records.
- Protecting the Elderly in Texas
A state's elderly residents are among their most vulnerable residents. Recent Texas legislative issues/news announces a new state law scheduled to take effect in September. No longer will nursing homes with multiple citations for repeated violations get a break from hefty fines imposed by regulators.
- Pain after Flu Shot? There’s a Government Program for That
Pain after a flu shot could be a sign of Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), a potentially-serious shoulder injury or another vaccine-related medical condition. Individuals diagnosed with injuries and illnesses following their flu vaccinations are entitled to no-fee legal representation under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP).
- Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act
The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act Law was passed in 1927 to protect longshoremen who work on U.S. waters.
- Telemedicine Reform Bill Passed in Texas
One of the bills that the Texas Legislature passed in the last regular session legalized the practice of telemedicine.