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Biggest Medical Mistakes Patients Face in the United States

  By HG.org
According to national studies, hundreds of thousands of patients die every year from medical mistakes that were completely preventable. This...

Court Rules Third Parties Can Sue Hospitals

A patient is administered sedatives or narcotics in a hospital emergency room, and is discharged without being advised not to drive while under...

How to Prepare for a Disability Appeal

  By HG.org
More than half of all Social Security disability benefits applications are denied at the initial stage. This staggering statistic demonstrates...

A Safer and Happier Life for Children in the UAE

Highlight on the New UAE Child Protection Law “Wadeema Law”

How Can I Find a Medical Malpractice Lawyer?

  By HG.org
Malpractice occurs when some form of negligence, such as a misdiagnosis, treatment after the surgery, mismanagement of care, treatment errors or...

Changing Illinois Medicaid Laws Affect Personal Injury Settlements

Changes are coming to personal injury settlements in 2016. These laws will affect those with Medicare and Medicaid. Here is how you can stay...

New Bill Aims to Protect Nurses from Injury

Nurses and medical institutions will both benefit from the new laws being passed, which will help ensure safety regulations and accountability...

Common & Deadly Forms of Medical Malpractice

Medical errors are the third most common cause of death for Americans. Each year, nearly 400,000 people die as a result of errors made by...

Losing Disability Benefits

  By HG.org
The Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income programs both provide monetary benefits to disabled individuals although they...

Claims that Give Rise to Medical Malpractice

  By HG.org
Technology has progressed to allow all manner of surgeries that extensively prolong human life to be performed with varying types of machinery....

Pharmaceutical Registration in Egypt

The Egyptian Pharmaceutical market is facing a vital crisis of drug deficiency. Egyptian Pharmaceutical production has been impacted by the...

Benicar Side Effects Mistaken For Celiac Disease

A recent study has found that doctors have been misdiagnosing intestinal side effects of Benicar as Celiac disease.

Concierge Medical Practices

You know the story. As Medicare spins out of control, many doctors turn to concierge medicine. Concierge medical practices offer primary care,...

Medicaid Fraud Investigations in New York

A Medicaid fraud investigation begins long before you are contacted by an investigator. By the time they contact you, the investigators have...

Surrogate Maternity - International Experience and Implementation in Ukraine

Continued existence of human race, as an apogee of the relationship between a man and a woman is expressed in motherhood, which not only...

Nerve Damage Lawsuits Filed against Makers of Levaquin and Other FQ Antibiotic Drugs

The FDA has warned that patients taking antibiotic drugs known as fluoroquinolones (or FQ antibiotics) may be at risk of developing a serious...

Hospital Falls

Slips, trips and fall accidents can cause serious injury. Head trauma, cuts, lacerations, broken bones and internal injuries can result when...

Inpatients Face Real Risk

When hospitalization is necessary to treat a medical condition many patients fear the loss of control that will inevitably follow.

Liability for Malpractice in Emergency Rooms

One of the most challenging positions in the medical profession is that of an emergency room physician.

Psychiatric Care and Patient Harm

Most Americans know that when a physician breaches his or her duty of care to a patient, thereby causing harm, the physician can be held liable...

Lancaster County, PA Hospital to Pay Historic False-Claims Settlement

Close to 500 hospitals nationwide are set to pay approximately $250 million to settle allegations under the False Claims Act that they implanted...

Mirena IUD Side Effects on the Brain

A hormone used in the Mirena IUD is now suspected of causing an elevated risk of PTC or pseudotumor cerebri in women.

Power Morcellator Lawsuits Consolidated in Kansas

All across the United States, lawsuits are being file due to it allegedly causing the spread of cancerous cells throughout the body.

Infuse Bone Graft Lawsuit Filed After Back Pain and Tumor Growth

One woman alleges additional health complications after unapproved Infuse bone graft surgery.

Mother Sues After Taking Zofran During Pregnancy

Without ever conducing a clinical trial, GSK marketed Zofran to pregnant women as a treatment for morning sickness.

$100 Million Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Award Reduced to $10 Million

After appealing the original award, Boston Scientific, was able to have the amount significantly reduced.

Understanding Medicaid Fraud Investigations in New York City

A Medicaid fraud investigation is a serious matter that can lead to criminal charges. You should consult with a Medicaid fraud lawyer before you...

Risperdal Lawsuit Awards and Settlements

Learn more about the current Risperdal lawsuits and what factors are considered in determining a settlement.

Overview of License Defense for a Physician

A bird's eye view of professional discipline for a physician, that is, the process by which your medical license comes under attack and your...

$75,000 Whistleblower Reward in EMR Kickback Case

Diagnostic Pathology Group Pays $500,000 to Settle Allegations that Physicians Were Given Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Software in Exchange...

Helpful Tips for Selecting a Medical Malpractice Firm

If you or a loved one has been injured due to an avoidable medical error or negligence, you should be diligent in exploring your legal rights....

Texas Mother Alleges Denied C-Section Resulted in Birth Injuries and Death of Newborn

A young Texas mother is seeking answers after her newborn suffered extreme birth injuries and died during the labor and delivery process. The...

Most Recent IVC Filter Lawsuit

Learn why and how you can file an IVC Filter Lawsuit if you have had an Inferior Vena Cava Filter implanted in you or someone you know.

Responding to NYC Medicaid Fraud Investigations

If you receive a letter from the NYC Bureau of Fraud Investigation, it means that you are the target of a Medicaid fraud investigation. How you...

Pill Mill Doctor on Trial for Murder

A Los Angeles doctor is facing a lifetime in prison for her alleged role in the drug overdose deaths of at least three of her patients.

Accountability in Hospitals

A medical error, made by a physician or other practitioner, can have devastating effects on a patient’s health.

Xarelto Lawsuit Update

Learn what the current status of lawsuits brought against the prescription drug Xarelto by those who have reported adverse side effects.

Can a Doctor Give Someone Else My Medical Records Without My Permission?

  By HG.org
Individuals are provided with a number of privacy rights, especially concerning their healthcare records. These rights are pursuant to the...

Am I Entitled to My Medical Records?

  By HG.org
Generally, patients are entitled to a copy of their medical records as provided under state and federal law. However, they must usually follow a...

What Are the Common Testosterone Therapy Drugs?

Learn which common testosterone therapy drugs are causing adverse side effects and what people are doing about it.

Medical Professionals Facing License Revocation

Doctors spend many years studying and working to earn their medical license.

Cyber-Bullying Crimes in New Jersey

The act of bullying has been around for as long as anyone cares to remember.

Thousands File Low Testosterone Therapy Lawsuits

New testosterone lawsuits are being filed by men claiming to have experienced negative side effects from taking the drug.

Medical Marijuana Allowed While on Probation

On May 8th, Governor Hickenlooper signed House Bill 1267 into law, which concerns the use of medical marijuana while an individual is on...

Bair Hugger Warming Blanket Lawsuits Continue

Lawsuits are still being filed against the Bair Hugger Warming Blanket as new medical studies are being performed.

Is It Malpractice When a Doctor Misses a Diagnosis?

  By HG.org
Every year, there are thousands of medical malpractice lawsuits against a small number of doctors. All too often, these lawsuits stem from...

Independent Medical Examination

In most disability claim cases, the claimant will treat with his or her own doctor. The patient has the full right to choose whichever doctor...

SSDI Benefits for Older Applicants

There are several advantages to applying for SSDI when you reach 50 that do not apply to younger applicants.

The Rise of Vaccine Injury Payouts

As a result of improperly injected flu vaccines, there has been an increase in the number of vaccine injury payouts.

New Jersey Health Care Lawyers Discuss Proposed Changes to Stark Law

In July of 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published proposed modifications to the Stark Law regulations [Section 1877...

Medical Malpractice and Lack of Informed Consent

  By HG.org
Every day across America, millions of medical procedures take place without incidence. In fact, for the most part, the United States is one of...

Understanding Social Security Disability Benefits

Learn what Social Security Disability benefits are and when you can obtain them.

Did My Doctor Know Enough to Perform That Surgery, or Was It Malpractice?

  By HG.org
While the vast majority of surgical procedures performed in the United States go smoothly, there are the occasional problems. To those left...

Can I Sue a Foreign Doctor for Malpractice in an American Court?

  By HG.org
Medical tourism is on the rise for Americans. Many Americans seek the substantial savings they can obtain by getting various medical treatments,...

Diabetes Drug Actos Linked to Bladder, Prostate, and Pancreatic Cancer Risk; Thousands File Lawsuits

The diabetes drug Actos has been linked to an increased risk of bladder cancer. Takeda Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer of the drug, has agreed...

Legislation To Have Surgeries Videotaped

A recent invention out of the University of Toronto has some hospitals fighting against its use, while lawmakers are advocating for it.

Number of Xarelto Lawsuits Continue to Rise

Blood thinner still being used even in the face of growing allegations.

Swine Flu Vaccine Disables 12 Year-Old Boy

Vaccines play a large role in improving public health.

Health Insurance Law Dubai & Abu Dhabi: Employer Responsibilities and Duties

Prior to the growth of the foreign workforce in the United Arab Emirates at the beginning of the millennium, an employer was only required to...

NYC Bureau of Fraud Investigation Letters

A letter from the NYC Bureau of Fraud Investigation means that you have a potentially serious problem. Do not try to handle this on your own....

US Supreme Court Confirmation of the Affordable Care Act

In a 6-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June of 2015 that the core component of President Obama’s health care law that allows the...

Tort Reform Is Not Only Useless, It's Harmful

The insurance industry and corporate interests have worked for decades to sell the story of “tort reform,” the idea that “frivolous lawsuits”...

Dangerous FLQ Antibiotic Warning Labels Reevaluated by FDA

Fluoroquinolone antibiotics that are frequently prescribed for sinus infections or urinary tract infections can cause permanent nerve damage...

Mortality Rates and Malpractice

A series of recent infant deaths at a medical center in Florida, and a subsequent investigation of the deaths by CNN, suggests that an increase...

New Report On Medical Omissions

A new report on studies of acute care facilities highlights several startling ways in which medical professionals may be liable for care they do...

Who is Liable for Medication Errors?

Learn why medication errors occur and how to safeguard yourself against prescription drug errors.

Viable Medical Malpractice Claims Require Specific Criteria

Most people are familiar with the term “medical malpractice,” but few understand its meaning or what goes into establishing a viable claim.

Medical Malpractice Litigation in the U.A.E.

Federal Law no. 10 of 2008 on Medical Liability regulates medical liability in the United Arab Emirates. Article 15 of the Federal Law no. 10 of...

Social Media Best Practices for Healthcare Providers

Social media continues to change how we communicate.

Supreme Court's Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Will Affect How Ohio Hospitals Choose Decision-Makers

On June 26, 2015, the United States Supreme Court held that the Fourteenth Amendment requires all States to license same-sex marriages and to...

What Is the Sequential Evaluation Process in Social Security Disability Claims?

  By HG.org
The Social Security Administration utilizes a five-step sequential process in which the administration determines whether a claimant meets the...

Statute Could Have Chilling Effect

Section 1877 of the Social Security Act, also known as the “Stark Law” (42 U.S.C. § 1395nn), has been expanded and amended on several occasions...

A Social Security Disability Lawyer Helps You Get the SSD Benefits You Deserve

If you have been seriously injured or have developed an illness that keeps you from working, contact a Social Security Disability Lawyer for...

Drug Company Settles Lawsuits for $2.37 Billion

After a lengthy battle in court, Japanese drug manufacturer Takeda Pharmaceutical Company has agreed to pay out a record $2.37 billion to...

Multiple Sclerosis Misdiagnosis Sometimes Warrants a Medical Malpractice

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neurological condition with a complicated set of symptoms.

Concern about Asbestos in Nation’s Schools

Senators Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA) recently focused their attention on the 1986 law created to protect students,...

Concerns about Hospital Safety

Reliable information about the quality of care that hospitals provide to patients should be available to the public.

When You Need a Lawyer for Your Social Security Claim

  By HG.org
Anyone in need of social security disability benefits knows that money can be an enormous concern when you cannot work. Thus, you may be...

New Procedure for Utilization and Disposal of Medicinal Products in Ukraine

Order of the MOH No 242 of 24.04.2015 approving new Regulations on utilization and disposal of medicinal products was published on the web-page...

New Legislation for Online Asbestos Database

Recently in Washington, D.C., sponsoring Senators Edward Markey and Dick Durbin introduced the Reducing Exposure to Asbestos Database (READ) Act...

Federal Tort Claims Act Practice Alert: U.S. v. Wong

According to the United States Supreme Court, the two- year and six- month time limits in 28 U.S.C.§ 2401(b) of the Federal Tort Claims Act...

Malpractice and Birth Injuries

When obstetric teams communicate well and follow established protocols, incidents of medical error and birth injuries are preventable.

Proactive Health Care is Essential

When we are ill or hurt and seeking quality care, we expect the best health care services from our doctor or hospital.

Cognitive Neuroscience Therapies Needed for Brain Injuries

Brain injured patients are not benefiting from the newest cognitive neuroscience therapies available, according to scientists in an issue of...

Witnessing Hospital Mistakes May Harm Family Members

An individual need not sustain physical injury in order to have suffered harm in the eyes of the law.

New Drug Delivery System for Mesothelioma Treatment

Pemetrexed is the only medication that has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of pleural mesothelioma. Since it was approved in 2004,...

Risks Associated with Oral Chemotherapy Drugs

Oral chemotherapy drugs have become a popular alternative to IV chemotherapy treatments for many cancer patients.

Liberalization of Insurance Sector in Democratic Republic of Congo

Liberalisation of the Insurance Industry in the Democratic of Congo is now a fact. The new Insurance Law of the Democratic Republic of Congo of...

Deadly Medication Error: Who Is Liable?

  By HG.org
Any trip to the doctor can be scary, but more so when one faces a medical emergency. Still, most people place an enormous amount of trust in...

When is an Abortion Legal?

  By HG.org
The decision to end a pregnancy is rarely an easy one. Social issues, health concerns, or a wide array of other factors may be the reason for...

Lack of Healthcare Interoperability Contributes to Medical Mistakes

Recently, a survey was conducted by the West Health Institute with the goal of drawing attention to the pervasive and deadly problem of medical...

Physician Employment Agreements

Physicians entering into employment with a private medical practice, non-profit hospital, or for-profit hospital, are often required by these...

Infant Brain Damage

Damage to the delicate infant brain can have devastating effects on the life of the baby, as well as the lives of those who love and will care...

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...

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.

New Jersey: Patient Safety Issues at Hospitals

Hospitals are big business today, with many actively competing for patients.

Data Protection on the Web & E-Health

The issue of data protection becomes paramount. In the context of e-Health, it is critical that users are always given the option to users to...

What is an Involuntary Civil Commitment?

  By HG.org
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...

Makers of Children's Tylenol to Pay $25 Million to Settle Case

Manufacturers failed to take immediate steps to resolve issue of metal particles found in Children’s Tylenol medicine.

Spotlight: Concerns about Constitutionality of Turkey’s New IP/O Regime in Civil Industrial Sectors

On 06 February 2014, Turkish Parliament has enacted a 6518 Omnibus Bill, gazetted February 19th 2014, which adjoins a provision to article 3 of...


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