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Advance Directives are Not to be Overlooked

  January 27, 2012     By Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd.
People tend to procrastinate when it comes to addressing the issues of aging and the inevitability of death and you are probably among them. Of course, these are not especially pleasant subjects to consider. These are realities all the same and it is useful to remember that you are assisting your family members when you take action and make the appropriate arrangements.

I am a Federal Employee with a Medical Condition. Am I Disabled?

  January 26, 2012     By The Law Offices of Eric L. Pines, PLLC
Federal employee attorney Eric Pines discusses whether you are disabled as a federal employee with a medical condition. As a federal employee attorney and advocate this question has often perplexed me. Why is this question so difficult? I mean either I have a disability or not, right? This is a question that comes up all too often for a federal employee and his or her advocate.

Medical Malpractice Claims and Lawsuits

  January 25, 2012     By Zinda & Davis, PLLC
Medical malpractice is a term used to embody the negligent behaviors of medical professionals whose omissions or deliberate actions/ inactions have resulted in a failure to practice safe medicine. In many instances, medical malpractice becomes a case worthy of legal address, and claims and lawsuits often follow the injuries and/or fatalities of malpractice within the health care field.

Budgeting for Future Life Expenses

  January 25, 2012     By Law Office of Roy W. Litherland
If you expect to retire when you are in your mid-60s, you are going to have to save enough money to provide for your needs for perhaps 20 years or more. Most people will require a thoughtful and practical plan to be able to accumulate the resources that they need to comfortably enjoy their retirement years.

How to Limit Anxieties about an Upcoming Nursing Home Move

  January 24, 2012     By Deborah Sexton Law Office, PA
If it’s time for a loved one to move to a nursing home, it is likely that your entire family is upset about the situation. This is because living in a nursing home is a big change. Luckily, there are steps that you can take that will make the move easier. Take a look at the following information to learn more. If you have any questions, or if you’d like to discuss nursing home options, contact an estate planning attorney.

7 Steps to Help Your Child's Personal Injury or Medical Malpractice Case

  January 24, 2012     By Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers
When you become aware of an injury to your child, you should obviously get medical attention as soon as feasible. After your child's condition has stabilized, it is important to get into ‘fact collection mode’. In fact collection mode, you are beginning to collect information about the incident, and they type of injuries your child sustained.

Can Shoulder Injuries Sustained during Delivery be Prevented?

  January 24, 2012     By Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers
Great debate has ensued in the medical community concerning what can be done to reduce the incidence of shoulder injuries sustained by babies during the delivery process. Collectively referred to as: shoulder dystocia, Erb’s Palsy or brachial plexus injuries, this type of birth injury is sustained when the child’s shoulder gets stuck behind the mother’s pubic bone during vaginal delivery and the delicate nerves in the child’s neck—or more acutely—brachial plexus— is damaged.

Settlement of Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Brings Closure to Child's Cerebral Palsy Case

  January 24, 2012     By Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers
Two years of litigation has achieved a $7.5 million settlement in a birth injury lawsuit initiated by the grandparents of a child born with cerebral palsy. As reported in the Chicago Sun Times, the medical malpractice lawsuit was brought against Christ Medical Center and treating obstetricians for their respective roles in the way they responded to a situation involving signs of fetal distress of a baby born at the hospital in 2002.

FDA Proposes Lower Risk Classification for External Pacemakers

  January 24, 2012     By Zimmet & Quarles. P.L.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed the risk classification for external pacemaker pulse generators be lowered from high-risk Class III to moderate risk Class II. Doctors use external pacemaker pulse generators to temporarily regulate a patient’s heartbeat until a permanent pacemaker can be implanted. The external pacemakers are also used after heart surgery or after a patient’s heart attack to control their irregular heartbeats.

FDA Panel Determines Yaz Birth Control Labeling Needs More Risk Information

  January 23, 2012     By Rudolph F.X. Migliore, PC
The Food and Drug Administration voted that the birth control Yaz needed new warnings related to the drugs risk of causing blood clots. On December 8, 2011, Food and Drug Administration panelists voted 21-5 that Bayer’s current labeling on Yaz and Yasmin, (drospirenoen containing drugs,) is “inadequate” and “needs more information” regarding the potential risk of blood clots in the legs and lungs.

Assisted Living Costs Trending Upward

  January 21, 2012     By Esther Wang - The Elderly and Disability Law Firm
When you are anticipating the eventualities of aging long-term budget projections are necessary. To estimate your future expenses accurately you have to be fully aware of the facts, and with this in mind you would do well to know a few things about long-term care and the costs involved.

Durable Powers of Attorney and Incapacity Planning

  January 21, 2012     By Esther Wang - The Elderly and Disability Law Firm
If you are not apprised of current elder law statistics you may be somewhat surprised to hear about the facts regarding incapacity among those who reach an advanced age. According to the Alzheimer's Association, some 13% of senior citizens are afflicted by the disease. Alzheimer’s causes dementia, which can rob its victims of the ability to make sound personal, financial and medical decisions.

Choosing a Nursing Home for Your Loved One

  January 20, 2012     By Pyke & Associates, P.C.
At some point in your life you may have a loved one who requires the care and attention that only a nursing home can provide. The decision to place your loved one in a nursing home is never reached easily. Once you have reached the decision, it is important to choose the best nursing home possible for your loved one’s care.

How Can an Elder Law Attorney Help Me?

  January 20, 2012     By Pyke & Associates, P.C.
Although we may dread the aging process, most of us hope to live long enough to enjoy our “golden years». If you still have many years to go before your own “golden years», there is a good chance that you have a loved one who is currently enjoying his or hers.

What are the Signs of Brain Injury in Newborns?

  January 16, 2012     By Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers
As with cerebral palsy, it can be difficult to determine if your newborn suffered a brain injury. This is because oftentimes symptoms will not be apparent until the child is around four to five years of age. This is because doctors often need to see your child move to check coordination and motor skills as well as evaluate how well your child is learning.

What is Spastic Cerebral Palsy?

  January 16, 2012     By Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers
Found in the majority of cerebral palsy cases (>70%), spastic cerebral palsy is believed to be due to damage in the outer layer of the brain referred to as the cerebral cortex which disrupts the path of communication from the brain to the muscles.

What is Athetoid Cerebral Palsy?

  January 16, 2012     By Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers
Also referred to as, dyskenetic cerebral palsy / choreoathetoid / dystonic cerebral palsy, Children with athetoid cerebral palsy suffer from damage to the basal ganglia. The damaged basal ganglia commonly manifests symptoms that including involuntary movements that make the child seem restless.

What is Ataxic Cerebral Palsy?

  January 16, 2012     By Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers
A less common type of CP, ataxic cerebral palsy (sometimes also referred to as hypotonic cerebral palsy) involves damage to the cerebellum. Ataxic cerebral palsy is usually characterized by significantly diminished muscle tone, coordination and depth perception.

What are the Symptoms of CP?

  January 16, 2012     By Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers
CP can affect cognitive, motor, visual, sensory, speech, coordination, and autonomic functions. Below are the some of the most commonly associated deficits associated with cerebral palsy.

Cost of Therapies for Cerebral Palsy Patients Makes Legal Action Necessary

  January 16, 2012     By Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers
Living life with cerebral palsy means living life with constant medical and therapy appointments. In order to gain the most mobility and the best quality of life it’s important for children diagnosed with the muscular disorder to start therapy early and go often. One family living in Britain is speaking out against Great Britain’s plan to cut legal aid. They claim their son’s life would have been unbearable without the therapies afforded them through their legal case.

How are the Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy most Commonly Managed?

  January 16, 2012     By Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers
Cerebral palsy can’t be cured, but treatment will often improve a child’s capabilities. Many children go on to enjoy near-normal adult lives if their disabilities are properly managed. In general, the earlier treatment begins, the better chance children have of overcoming developmental disabilities or learning new ways to accomplish the tasks that challenge them.

What Symptoms are Associated with Cerebral Palsy?

  January 16, 2012     By Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers
Cerebral palsy symptoms are varied depending on the severity of the case and what parts of the brain have been affected. Some cases are very mild, while others are extremely severe. Symptoms will most likely present themselves before a child is 2 years old, and can become apparent as early as 3 months. As each developmental stage passes which include sitting, rolling, crawling, and walking, symptoms will become more pronounced.

How Long Can My Child Survive with Cerebral Palsy?

  January 16, 2012     By Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers
Of course, no parent ever wants to consider the concept of losing a child. However, when it comes to planning for the future of a child with special needs — with a birth injury or cerebral palsy– the life expectancy of the child is an important consideration to keep in mind when securing your families’ future.

What are the Risk Factors for a Child Developing Cerebral Palsy?

  January 16, 2012     By Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers
Just as there are particular types of brain damage that cause cerebral palsy, there are also certain medical conditions or events that can happen during pregnancy and delivery that will increase a baby’s risk of being born with cerebral palsy. Research scientists have examined thousands of expectant mothers, followed them through childbirth, and monitored their children’s early neurological development to establish these risk factors.

Can a Mother’s Obstetric Hemorrhage Result in Injury to the Baby?

  January 16, 2012     By Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers
In 0.5% of all labors, mothers experience antepartum hemorrhage, otherwise known as excessive vaginal bleeding during pregnancy. There are two main causes of the complication: placental previa which accounts for 31% of obstetric hemorrhages and placenta abruption which accounts for 22%.

How does a Doctor Diagnose Cerebral Palsy?

  January 16, 2012     By Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers
Early signs of cerebral palsy may be present from birth. Most children with cerebral palsy are diagnosed during the first 2 years of life. But if a child’s symptoms are mild, it can be difficult for a doctor to make a reliable diagnosis before the age of 4 or 5. Nevertheless, if a doctor suspects cerebral palsy, he or she will most likely schedule an appointment to observe the child and talk to the parents about their child’s physical and behavioral development.

Should Parents be Concerned if their Child has been Diagnosed with Meconium Aspiration Syndrome?

  January 16, 2012     By Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers
Meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS) is a condition where a newborn breathes meconium (newborn’s first stools – thick, sticky, greenish-black color) and amniotic fluid into the lungs before, during, or after delivery. When a baby is under stress or not receiving enough oxygen or blood, the baby can pass feces while still in the uterus. Once this happens, the baby can breathe the meconium and amniotic fluid into its lungs.

Is Erb’s Palsy Associated with Medical Error During Labor and Delivery?

  January 16, 2012     By Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers
Erb’s palsy (also known as brachial palsy, brachial plexus birth injury, Erb-Duchenne Palsy, Dejerine-Kumpke Palsy) is the paralysis of the upper brachial plexus. The brachial plexus is a large network of nerves that send signals from the spine to the shoulder/arm/hand (diagram). If these nerves are damaged, it can cause the arm to be paralyzed, lack of sensation, lack of muscle control in the arm/hand/wrist.

Contact a Worker’s Compensation Attorney in Las Vegas — File Your Lawsuit Immediately Following an Injury

  January 13, 2012     By Greenman, Goldberg, Raby & Martinez
Getting in touch with a Las Vegas worker’s compensation attorney is a decision you must make immediately after being injured on the job. Many employees often wonder how soon after an injury should they pursue a Las Vegas worker’s comp claim. Because every state law is different, it’s important that the injured party understands when to file and which channels to pursue.

Can a Medical Malpractice Attorney in Las Vegas Help Get Justice if You’ve Been a Victim of Malpractice?

  January 13, 2012     By Greenman, Goldberg, Raby & Martinez
A recent study led by Harvard Medical School Assistant Professor, Dr. Christopher P. Landrigan concluded that hospitals were no safer to patients today than they were years ago. In 1999, a landmark report uncovered 98,000 deaths due to medical mistakes. Landrigan and his team wanted to determine if hospitals were any safer today than they were more than 10 years ago.

Federal Lawsuit Highlights Problems with Medicare Payment

  January 9, 2012     By Amaro Law Firm
According to reports, a lawsuit filed in Dallas, Texas against one of the nation’s biggest hospice companies highlights how Medicare’s payment methods can offer unintended financial incentives to wrongfully move patients from HMOs into hospice programs and then into hospitals.

Maxing Out Social Security Benefits

  January 7, 2012     By Kevin Pillion - Co-Executor PLLC
Once in a while you hear a statistic that is so jaw-dropping you question whether or not somebody made a mistake in passing it along. In the elder law community there is one of these that has been circulating for the past several months that is really attention-getting.

Super Committee Cuts Could Impact Seniors

  January 7, 2012     By Kevin Pillion - Co-Executor PLLC
Unless you have been living under the proverbial rock you are aware of the fact that the powers that be in Washington are consumed with the matter of the federal deficit. A while back a deal was struck to raise the debt ceiling so that the government could remain operable. This agreement included the appointment of a congressional committee that must come up with a plan to reduce the federal debt by $1.5 trillion over the next 10 years.

2012 Social Security COLA Announced

  January 7, 2012     By Kevin Pillion - Co-Executor PLLC
When you're making plans for your retirement it is important to have a cogent and realistic understanding of the limitations of Social Security. You can't get into the head of every person who is unprepared for retirement, but it would be logical to assume that a high percentage of individuals have unreasonable expectations regarding how far Social Security will get them.

Incapacity Planning Documents

  January 7, 2012     By Pyke & Associates, P.C.
Atlanta elder law attorneys can help you get prepared for all the eventualities of aging, and it is truly best to have a comprehensive plan in place. When people get interested in estate planning they invariably recognize that they may well experience a period of incapacity before passing away, and this is something to recognize and address through the execution of the proper documents.

What Will Your Social Security Benefit Be?

  January 7, 2012     By Pyke & Associates, P.C.
If you are like most people when you're planning for your retirement, Social Security is going to be a factor. The majority of Americans polled say that their Social Security benefit is going to be their primary source of income when their working years are behind them.

Don't Underestimate Long-Term Care Expenses

  January 7, 2012     By Pyke & Associates, P.C.
Atlanta elder law attorneys must keep their fingers on the pulse of all of the trends that are relevant to planning for aging. One of the matters that has gotten the attention of the elder law community is that of the high and rising costs associated with long-term care.

Deadly Drugs and Drug Side-effects: Pharmaceutical Companies Place Profit Before Public Safety

  January 6, 2012     By Clore Law Group LLC
Manufacturers of dangerous drugs and supplements should be held accountable for deaths and serious injuries due to their drugs or the side effects of their product. Drug companies have a duty to the public to make safe products. They must design, test, manufacture, and package a product to the best of their ability for the safety of their customers. Proving drug manufacturer responsibility for a defective product is a passion the the Clore Law Group.

Stem Cell Research: Potentially Beneficial but Controversial

  January 4, 2012     By Allen, Flatt, Ballidis & Leslie, Inc
In 2004, California voters enacted Proposition 71, approving $3 billion worth of funding for stem cell research to be allocated over a 10-year period to different research facilities. Now, in 2011, the money is scheduled to run out in around five years and voters are debating whether to approve a proposition authorizing additional funding. The proposition of providing more public funding for stem cell research has proven controversial among California voters, explains a lawyer.

Prevalence of Identity Theft on Social Networking Sites

  January 3, 2012     By Mesriani Law Group
The massive availability of the Internet has helped a lot of Americans, even those people who are benefiting from Social Security disability benefits. However, despite the advantages of the online technology, there are also some adverse effects it can provide. One of the most daunting disadvantages of the Internet is fraud.

Canadian Researchers Announce Revolutionary New Hospital Disinfection Technology

  December 27, 2011     By Davis Levin Livingston
A team of researchers in Canada has presented a potentially path-breaking new technology for the disinfection of hospital rooms, possibly helping reduce the number of deaths that result from hospital-acquired infections every year.

Baby Boomers Becoming Caretakers

  December 23, 2011     By Deborah Sexton Law Office, PA
A recent survey reported by the newspaper USA Today had some surprising findings for the growing group of Baby Boomers that are anticipating caring for their aging parents - only half could name any medications their parents take.

When Will You Be Retiring?

  December 22, 2011     By Ryan, Hicks, Cumpton & Cumpton, LLP
If you want to be prepared for the future you need to engage in careful and intelligent advance planning.

The Hot Topics of Pharm Industry in Ukraine

  December 22, 2011     By Legal Alliance
After almost half a year of ‘corruption lawlessness’, on 7 April 2011, the Law of Ukraine On principles of prevention and countering of corruption in Ukraine, N 3206-VI and the Law of Ukraine On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine concerning responsibility for corruption, N 3207-VI (hereinafter referred to as the “Anti-Corruption Laws”) were finally adopted. Both legislative acts entered into force on 1 July 2011.

Medicinal Products Advertising is Considerably Changing

  December 22, 2011     By Legal Alliance
12/20/2011 Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the Law “On the Amendments to Certain Healthcare Legislation” (regarding strengthening control over the turnover of medicinal products, food products for special dietary consumption, functional food products and dietary additives), more commonly known under the number 7007.

Seniors on Social Security to See Increase in 2012

  December 21, 2011     By Parman and Easterday
Living on a fixed income can be difficult, and this is one of the reasons why it is so very important to engage in retirement planning.

Common Medication and Prescription Errors Leading to Medical Malpractice Claim

  December 20, 2011     By The Becker Law Firm, LPA
You may need to contact a Cleveland medication error lawyer if you believe that a prescription mistake led to injuries. You could be entitled to compensation through an Ohio medical malpractice claim.

When Medical Malpractice Leads to Paralysis

  December 20, 2011     By The Becker Law Firm, LPA
If you’ve been injured and have an Ohio medical malpractice claim, contact a Cleveland medical malpractice law firm that has handled hundreds of successful claims like yours.

Birth Injury Claim: Treating Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy

  December 20, 2011     By The Becker Law Firm, LPA
A diagnosis of hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy could lead to a birth injury claim.

Birth Injury Claim for Complications of Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy

  December 20, 2011     By The Becker Law Firm, LPA
An Ohio birth injury claim may be filed if your child was the victim of medical negligence and suffered injuries. To learn what your rights are and if you have a valid claim worth pursuing, you should immediately contact a Cleveland birth injury attorney.

5 Reasons an Emergency Room Error Can Happen

  December 20, 2011     By The Becker Law Firm, LPA
A summary of the 5 main reasons why one could expect to face a medical error in an emergency room.

Is that Truck Driver Really Healthy Enough to Drive? Who Said So?

  December 19, 2011     By Humphrey, Farrington & McClain, P.C.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is continually examining ways to improve the safety of our nation’s highways.

When You Need an Arizona Defective Products Lawyer

  December 16, 2011     By Law Offices of Thomas C. Wilmer, P.C.
Have you been injured by a defective product? If so, you may be entitled to personal injury compensation for pain and suffering, and to replace income you may have lost as a result of your recovery. In that case, you need to hire an Arizona defective products lawyer to represent you in court, so that you get fair compensation for your injuries, pain and suffering.

Hospital to Pay $3M for Patient's Postoperative Bedsore in Medical Malpractice Suit

  December 15, 2011     By Sachs Waldman PC
Detroit personal injury attorneys discuss postoperative bedsore case. In June 2006, plaintiff Dominick Carelli, early 50s, underwent bariatric surgery. The procedure was performed at Westchester Medical Center, in Valhalla.

Gov. Perry’s Presidential Run Places Spotlight on Medical Malpractice Reform Initiatives in Texas

  December 15, 2011     By Steinberg, Goodman & Kalish
On behalf of Steinberg, Goodman & Kalish posted in Chicago News, Medical Malpractice, Medical Malpractice Reform.

Detailed Doctor Database Soon to Be Available Online

  December 15, 2011     By Steinberg, Goodman & Kalish
On behalf of Steinberg, Goodman & Kalish posted in Chicago News, Illinois Laws, Illinois Legislation, Illinois News, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury.

If Your Doctor Doesn’t Believe You…

  December 14, 2011     By Paul Giannetti, Attorney at Law
If you have a pending Social Security Disability claim the most important aspect of your case involves your relationship with your treating physicians.

Orthopedic Surgery Malpractice Actions

  December 9, 2011     By Theodore Babbitt Attorney
Orthopedic surgery doctors manage patients with musculoskeletal system disorders. When malpractice occurs, a person could end up with fractures, tumors, and deformity in the wrists, joints, extremity, and spine.

Continuing Medical Education Used to Discipline Physicians for Mistakes

  December 9, 2011     By Theodore Babbitt Attorney
According to American Medical News, state licensing boards, medical groups, and hospitals are requiring doctors to take continuing medical education (CME) courses to prevent misconduct.

Proving Infectious Disease

  December 9, 2011     By Theodore Babbitt Attorney
The medical treatment of infectious disease falls into infectiology and in some situations the study of epidemiology (how infections spread).

Business Environment in the Republic of Belarus: Review of Tobacco Industry

  December 1, 2011     By Glimstedt Law Firm
Law Firm Glimstedt presents the overview of tobacco industry in Belarus. The article covers the following matters: current business trends and opportunities, restrictions and advertisement, prices and taxations, production and import requirements.

Las Vegas Social Security Disability Lawyers Fight for Your Rights

  November 30, 2011     By Greenman, Goldberg, Raby & Martinez
If your SSDI claim has been denied, you’ll need an aggressive team of Las Vegas social security disability lawyers on your side. If you are disabled and unable to retain a regular paying job for at least 12 months, you have a right to seek social security disability.

Am I Eligible for Social Security Disability?

  November 29, 2011     By Zamler, Mellen & Shiffman, P.C.
One of the most common questions Social Security disability lawyers hear is, "Do I qualify for Social Security disability benefits?" Unfortunately, this is one of the hardest questions to answer. Social Security regulations are complex and confuse many applicants.

Emergency Room Visits and the Diabetes Drug Actos

  November 29, 2011     By Rudolph F.X. Migliore, PC
A new study shows that adverse drug reactions in older Americans come from only a few categories of Drugs. One of the categories includes Actos, a diabetes drug linked to bladder cancer.

3.6% COLA for Social Security Recipients

  November 24, 2011     By The Law Offices of Saul Kobrick, P.C.
People on Social Security will be receiving a cost-of-living adjustment for the first time since 2009 when 2012 rolls around.

Who Should I Choose as My Health Care Agents?

  November 23, 2011     By Byrd Garrett PLLC
Your health care agents make health care decisions on your behalf if you are unable to provide informed consent at the time and have not already done so.

Seniors on Social Security to Get Boost

  November 20, 2011     By Ryan, Hicks, Cumpton & Cumpton, LLP
One of the reasons why retirement planning attorneys always emphasize how important it is to make preparations for the future is because they understand the fallout that results from a lack of long-term planning.

Cuts by “Super Committee” Could Impact Elder Americans

  November 20, 2011     By Ryan, Hicks, Cumpton & Cumpton, LLP
Most people are well aware of the fact that the subject that is consuming the lawmakers in Washington is the federal debt.

Medicaid Planning Terms

  November 18, 2011     By The Law Office of Michael Robinson, P.C.
Medicaid is a joint federal and state, need-based program that is often needed by senior citizens to pay for the catastrophic costs of nursing home expenses.

Reasons for Special Needs Trust

  November 18, 2011     By The Law Office of Michael Robinson, P.C.
A special needs trust is an estate planning tool used to allow assets to be held in trust for the benefit of a physically or mentally challenged individual, or a person with a chronic or acquired illness. We outline four reasons to consider creating a special needs trust.

Las Vegas Personal Injury Lawyers Warn Against Allergic Drug Reaction

  November 15, 2011     By Greenman, Goldberg, Raby & Martinez
Las Vegas personal injury lawyers warn consumers about checking with physicians about the possibility of having an allergic reaction to certain medications. Although many physicians inquire about medical allergies before administering medical attention, sometimes these instructions may fall by the wayside and can have devastating consequences.

Finding a Doctor Just Got Easier

  November 14, 2011     By Law Offices of R. F. Wittmeyer, Ltd
The new Patients’ Right to Know Act, which became law earlier this year, restored consumers’ right to access this information. The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) recently launched a website which contains profiles of physicians currently licensed in Illinois.

Complications from Defective Drugs Can Be Severe

  November 14, 2011     By Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys, LLP
Defective drugs can have many complications, some of which can be severe to deadly.

End of Life Decisions in Ontario, Canada – Do Doctors Have the Right to Decide?

  November 11, 2011     By Wagner Sidlofsky LLP
As Shia Muslims, Mr. Rasouli’s family believed that as long as a person was alive everything should be done to prevent death. Accordingly, they opposed the doctors’ plan to withdraw the mechanical ventilation. This case was first heard by Madam Justice Himel of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. It was appealed to the Ontario Court of Appeal. Now leave is being sought to have the matter heard by the Supreme Court of Canada. Thus far, the courts have sided with Mr. Rasouli’s family.

On Social Security? Expect 3.6% COLA

  November 11, 2011     By Augulis Law Firm
Americans who are relying on Social Security too heavily can find it difficult to get by, especially given the ever-increasing costs that they face. The law does allow for regular cost-of-living adjustments that are tied to the rate of inflation on a yearly basis.

Keep Long-Term Care Costs in Mind

  November 11, 2011     By German Law Group
Unfortunately too many people don't take retirement planning seriously enough, and as a result a significant percentage of Americans are not prepared.

Malpractice Cases in Turkey

  November 9, 2011     By Cindemir Law Office
This article explains the general trend of malpractice cases in Turkey. This study had been review in the light of recent amendments in legislation related to Turkish Law.

Assisting with Long Term Care? Is a Caregiver Contract Right for You?

  November 9, 2011     By Robert J. Kulas, P.A.
In many cases, family members help their loved ones with their long term care needs. This may be a better option than bringing in a stranger.

Illinois Doctor Database Passed Under Overturned Medical MalPractice Law is Reinstituted

  November 9, 2011     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Last year, Illinois lawmakers passed a comprehensive medical care reform bill that imposed a cap in medical malpractice cases.

Regulatory Compliance for a Medical Practice

  November 8, 2011     By Matt Dickstein, Business Attorney
In this article, I give you a quick overview of the major regulatory compliance areas for physicians and medical practices, namely: Referral Laws -- Anti-Kickback and Stark Self-Referrals; Billing Medicare and Other Payers; HIPAA; and Supervision of Staff.

Adjustment of the Standard of Social Security Payment - China

  November 4, 2011     By UB & Co. Attorneys and Counselors
Shanghai Human Resources and Social Security Bureau issued the New Standard of Social Security Payment in Shanghai (the “New Standard”) on March 31, 2011. The New Standard has come into effect on April 1, 2011 and will expire on March 31, 2012.

Takeda Seeks Approval of New Actos Combination Drug, Even as It Faces Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuits

  November 3, 2011     By Rudolph F.X. Migliore, PC
The manufacturer of Actos is seeking approval for a new drug that combines Actos with another diabetes medication. The manufacturer is still facing lawsuits alleging that Actos caused bladder cancer.

Could Supreme Court Decision Jeopardize Medical Care for Accident Victims?

  November 1, 2011     By Allen, Flatt, Ballidis & Leslie, Inc
The Supreme Court is currently grappling with issues raised by a temporary injunction granted to hospitals and patients after California cut Medicaid patient fees in 2008 and 2009. The result of the Supreme Court’s decision could have a significant impact on patients who depend upon Medicaid to cover some portion of their personal injury-related expenses after an accident, explains an attorney.

Were Lap Band Recipients Subject to Attorney Advertising Violations?

  November 1, 2011     By Allen, Flatt, Ballidis & Leslie, Inc
Twenty-one-year old California resident Jessica Bleaman's problems weren't over after she had to undergo a second surgery due to personally injurious complications from a gastric band procedure she underwent with a clinic found through a 1-800-GET-THIN ad. Bleaman also found herself facing collections activities and solicitation from a potentially unethical and dishonest lawyer. This article explores which bar association rules that attorney may have violated.

Diabetic Recovers $19.1 Million for Brain Damage

  October 20, 2011     By Sachs Waldman PC
Twice in October 2007, plaintiff Ronald Campbell, 55, an insulin-dependent type II diabetic, experienced a hypoglycemic (lower than normal level of blood glucose) episode, became nonresponsive, and was taken to Temple University Hospital's emergency room, where his blood sugar was stabilized. One of the instances, on October 11th, was very severe and the attending physician was Michael DeAngelis.

Workplace Injuries at CareAlliance Health Services

  October 20, 2011     By R. Walter Hundley
CareAlliance Health Services is one of the largest employers in the Charleston area. It has more than 4,500 employees, including those at Roper, Roper North, & Bon Secours St Francis Hospitals, who are entitled to workers' compensation benefits if they suffer an injury at work.

Tips to Help Prepare You for Surgery

  October 12, 2011     By Fisher Stark Cash, P.A.
It’s important to take some precautionary measures before “going under the knife.” Surgery is complicated enough, and as a patient there are steps you can take to help it go smoothly and help you heal more quickly. It’s also hard not to feel helpless when going into surgery, so following these steps can give you some sense of control.

Questions to Ask When You Are Having Surgery

  October 12, 2011     By Fisher Stark Cash, P.A.
Fifteen million people undergo surgery in American hospitals each year. Most of these are not emergency surgeries and are therefore considered elective; this means that, since the surgery, is on a non emergency basis, that may be time to consider the necessity and implications of your surgery, as well as the processes involved in the procedure and the recovery.

Diabetes Drugs Complications and Actos

  October 11, 2011     By Rudolph F.X. Migliore, PC
Diabetics have had ongoing issues with different drugs to treat their condition. Most recently, the drug Actos has been linked to bladder cancer and lawsuits are now being filed.

Importing Pharmaceutical Drugs and Medical Devices into Ghana

  October 8, 2011     By AB Lexmall & Associates
The article presents an overview of the statutory requirements and guidelines for importing drugs and medical equipments into Ghana. It is intended to serve as a quick reference for companies planning on importing drugs or medical devices into Ghana.

The Basics of Social Security Disability

  October 7, 2011     By Law Office of Mike Angel
Social Security Disability benefits are paid to medically disabled individuals who have worked in recent years. More than 60% of disability applications are denied; an attorney is necessary.

Have You Suffered from Dental Malpractice?

  October 5, 2011     By Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo, P.A.
It is extremely important for people to keep up with their regular dental cleanings and checkups so they can properly maintain good oral health. When a dentist or oral surgeon fails to provide a standard level of care, and as a result seriously injures or kills their patient, then the victim or the surviving family members may qualify for a personal injury claim against the liable party.

Surgical Errors Are a Form of Medical Malpractice

  October 4, 2011     By Rogan Law
Going under the knife is associated with a number of risks. Unfortunately surgeons and medical staff can make grave errors in the surgical process that can lead to debilitating if not, life-threatening injuries.

Harmed in a Dentist's Office? Did the Dental Assistant Do More Than They Were Allowed to Do?

  October 3, 2011     By Pasquali Law Office
California law limits the role of Dental Auxiliaries. When "busy" dentists allow their dental assistants to do more than the law permits, patients can sustain serious injuries. In this article, the author explains the role of dental assistants as outlined in the California Dental Practice Act.

Long-Term Painkiller Use Linked to Kidney Cancer

  October 3, 2011     By Zimmet & Quarles. P.L.
Long-term use of non aspirin anti-inflammatory drugs is associated with an increased risk of renal cell cancer, according to a new study.

Bladder Sling Problems

  October 1, 2011     By Aaron Kelly Law
Bladder Sling Injuries and Problems

Why Has Actos Been Linked to Bladder Cancer?

  September 23, 2011     By Rudolph F.X. Migliore, PC
The diabetes drug Actos has been linked to bladder cancer. Actos acts as a foreign agent that can lead to mutated cells and cause cancerous tumors.

Last Minute Medicaid Planning

  September 21, 2011     By Law Offices of Steven M. Adler, PLLC
While planning for long term care should ideally occur years before entering a nursing home, this is not always possible or even considered until it is too late. The following article, however, outlines several strategies that are available for individuals with "a foot in the door" of a nursing home with respect to their available assets.

What is Complementary and Alternative Medicine?

  September 16, 2011     By Console & Hollawell P.C.
If you or someone in your family has recently been injured in an accident, your short- and long-term healing plans likely include both traditional and CAM treatment. You are most likely already familiar with traditional treatment and therapies like prescription drugs, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy. But this may be for your first introduction to CAM.

Medication Errors Can Lead to Serious Side Effects

  September 13, 2011     By The Dunnion Law Firm
Every year, millions of patients suffer serious side effects from medication errors. In certain situations, the victim can pursue damages in a personal injury lawsuit.