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Problems with Getting Fertility Treatment Overseas

  February 23, 2018     By HG.org
Many couples are unable to conceive and may seek medical help or alternative options overseas. However, there are various problems to consider.
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How Dental Malpractice Is Determined

  February 23, 2018     By HG.org
For a dental malpractice claim to proceed to the courtroom or for a possible settlement negotiated between lawyers, it is crucial that the case...

How to Survive a Medicaid Fraud Investigation

  February 23, 2018     By Law Offices of John Howley, Esq.
When Medicaid fraud investigators ask for an interview, remember this: Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. The...

Botched Plastic Surgery Overseas and Legal Problems

  February 19, 2018     By HG.org
Plastic surgery sought through other countries could cause serious problems both in injury and legal issues when the person does not acquire...

Problems Caused by Improper Root Canal Procedure

  February 19, 2018     By HG.org
Dentists are as infallible as any other medical doctor, and sometimes root canal procedures do not conclude in the best of circumstances for the...

Xarelto Lawsuit Alleges Pharma Companies Rigged Clinical Trials

  February 16, 2018     By d'Oliveira & Associates
The Xarelto clinical trial results were compared to a Warfarin study that was mishandled in Eastern Europe.

When Can I Sue My Dentist for Dental Malpractice?

  February 15, 2018     By HG.org
Starting a claim of dental malpractice usually requires the services of a lawyer who understands these matters and has verified there is...

Should You Have Surgery Overseas?

  February 15, 2018     By HG.org
Before seeking a doctor from another country, it is important to determine if surgery overseas is beneficial and the better option based on the...

Do You Suspect Medical Malpractice? Here's Where You Should Start

  February 14, 2018     By Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law
Sometimes when seeking medical treatment, patients experience negative medical outcomes which healthcare providers simply cannot control. But on...

A Medicaid Work Requirement for Texas?

  February 9, 2018     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
One of the ideas being floated to help rein in the cost of Medicaid is to impose a work requirement for the program.

Dental Malpractice: Will a Personal Injury Lawyer Take My Case If My Dentist Has No Insurance?

  February 6, 2018     By HG.org
Dental malpractice claims arise when the dentist or his or her staff cause an injury to a customer that needs dental work completed. While the...

Incapacity Planning in Your Estate Plan

  February 2, 2018     By HG.org
When most people think of estate planning, they think about a will and other documents that they should put in place in case they die. A...

What Triggers a Medicare or Medicaid Billing Fraud Investigation?

  February 2, 2018     By Law Offices of John Howley, Esq.
Medicare and Medicaid billing mistakes can result in a fraud investigation with potentially serious consequences. You can be required to pay...

6 Things You Should Know about Your Medical Malpractice Case

  January 24, 2018     By Kline & Specter, PC
When you or your family member have been severely injured at the hands of the medical professionals you trusted with your care, it can be...

When Is a Nursing Home Liable for Injuries or Death in Virginia?

  January 24, 2018     By HG.org
The elderly placed in nursing homes sometimes need special attention, and injury or death may occur when this attention and help is not possible...

Abbott Faces Class Action Lawsuit Over Defective St. Jude Defibrillators

  January 23, 2018     By d'Oliveira & Associates
The lawsuit alleges that the company knowingly failed to report the defects in the device.

Nursing Home Negligence Lawsuits in Illinois

  January 18, 2018     By HG.org
In Illinois, many families decide to place their loved ones in a nursing home for care and treatment. This is a way for family members to leave...

Nursing Home Duties in Illinois

  January 17, 2018     By HG.org
Nursing homes are required to provide quality care to nursing home residents. Duties may be outlined by state law, laws governing care required...

Will Using Medical Marijuana Affect My Parole

  January 12, 2018     By HG.org
The ability to acquire a permit for medical marijuana and use the substance depends on the state and laws that may alter permissible actions....

Why Are So Many Health Conditions Still Misdiagnosed?

  January 5, 2018     By Matzus Law, LLC
While today’s world of modern medicine has helped so many people deal with illnesses, medical conditions and other health ailments, there are...

Legal Structure for a Group Medical Practice

  December 18, 2017     By Matt Dickstein, Business Attorney
A group practice is not a bunch of solo practices sharing the same office. A group practice is a single entity, usually a corporation, that owns...

Cops, Guns, and Marijuana in Hawaii

  December 15, 2017     By Hebets & McCallin
Medical marijuana has been legal in Hawaii for quite some time, and as with most medical states, this means screening individuals to allow them...

Holding Medical Professionals Accountable - Medical Malpractive

  December 6, 2017     By Law Offices of Roger S. Weinberg, LLC
One issue the American media loves to speak about is tort reform. It’s one of the favorite terms used by politicians, especially conservative,...

Can a Recent Medical Diagnosis Make an Employment Contract Voidable?

  December 5, 2017     By HG.org
When confronted with a medical condition that makes work difficult or impossible, it is important to consult with a supervisor and explain the...

Chuck and Gena Norris File Lawsuit Alleging Gadolinium Deposition Disease

  December 5, 2017     By Cutter Law P.C.
Cutter Law, P.C., along with Chuck and Gena Norris, announce the filing of a gadolinium lawsuit against McKesson Corporation and other...

Alternative Medicine Can Kill

  November 30, 2017     By Ankin Law Office LLC
Alternative medicine can be deadly for cancer patients who choose these treatments over more traditional cancer therapies and remedies. People...

Can Suing the U.S. Attorney General Make Medical Marijuana Legal?

  November 30, 2017     By Hebets & McCallin
Alexis Bortell is a 12 year old girl who suffers from epilepsy. Most of her life she experienced frequent seizures and the treatments she used...

HIPPA Violation: Non-Medical Staff Accessed and Shared Medical Records. Who Do I Sue?

  By HG.org
When a violation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act occurs, severe penalties may be issued against the perpetrator when...

The Need for More Medical Residency Positions Discussed in Texas Legislature

As Business Insider recently noted, going to medical school in Texas can be a real bargain. The state caps in-state tuitions at about 6,650 per...

Standard Nursing Obligations for Care

  By HG.org
Nurses are held to a higher standard than other professionals because they deal with patients on a constant basis, and their actions could lead...

Malpractice suits alleging “improper bonuses” settled

Incentives are a great way to motivate individuals and push them to reach new heights and get better at a given task. Rewarding people for their...

Drug Company Priced a Life-Saving Drug Out of My Budget. Do I Have a Lawsuit?

  By HG.org
Drugs for various diseases may save the lives of those with these ailments, and when the drug companies hike the prices to amounts that are not...

Drug Side Effects: Researchers Question Efficacy of Abilify to Treat Depression

Researchers found that side effects attributed to the drug dwarf the slight benefit to treating depression.

ABLE Accounts for Families with Special Needs

  By HG.org
Families who have children with special needs often try to plan ahead to anticipate the needs of the child with disabilities. It is often very...

Facts about a Special Needs Trust

  By HG.org
Special needs trusts are designed to help individuals have a better quality of life while retaining eligibility for government benefits....

Nursing License Suspended Due to Disciplinary Action: Renewal with Legal Assistance

  By HG.org
When a professional must go through a disciplinary meeting because an issue has arisen that causes his or her license suspension, he or she may...

When Should You Contact an Asbestos Lawyer?

Filing a claim for asbestos exposure is a complex matter. If you want to make the most out of your case and avoid the hurdles of the legal...

Veterans Exposed to Asbestos: How the Veterans’ Choice Program Extension and Improvement Act Can Help

Veterans have had their share of misfortune in dealing with the VA health care system in the past years. Despite their right to benefit from...

New Texas Legislation Provides Consumer Protections Concerning Freestanding ERs

As the Texas Tribune reports, a couple of pieces of legislation recently passed into law in Austin will provide considerable protection for...

Spouse in Long-Term Care and the Need to Update Estate Plan

  By HG.org
There are certain times when individuals need to update their estate planning documents like their will, trust or power of attorney...

Failure to Disclose Rare and Serious Side Effects of a Prescribed Medication

  By HG.org
Every year individuals are injured by prescription medications that they use to treat another condition. Injured victims may consider seeking...

What Are the Uses for a Miller Trust?

  By HG.org
A Miller Trust is a special type of trust that adjusts a person’s income downward, usually in an attempt for the individual to retain...

What Benefits Is My Same-Sex Spouse or Domestic Partner Entitled to?

  By HG.org
Due to a number of important Supreme Court decisions in the 21st century, married same-sex spouses are entitled to a number of benefits that...

Lawsuit Filed in Tennessee Over Defective Ethicon Hernia Mesh

The plaintiff claims that complications with the mesh lead caused his severe page and permanent injuries.

Telemedicine Contracts in California

What is telemedicine? Telemedicine = physicians + technology. Telemedicine has two parts: physicians who provide medical care remotely, plus...

Can a Social Worker End Protective Service Against a Doctor’s Recommendation?

  By HG.org
Ending protective service for a person or child requires knowing the situation fully and if it is in the best interests of the individual. Doing...

Michigan Birth Injury Litigation 101

You spent nine months dreaming about what your baby would look like. You eagerly anticipated holding him for the first time. Hearing that first...

What Are the Different Types of Veteran Disability Benefits?

  By HG.org
Veteran disability benefits are compensation methods used to provide monetary assistance to persons that have been in war. These are to...

No-Pets Policy and Emotional Support Animals

  By HG.org
The right to have an emotional support animal often depends on if the individual has a disability or if the emotional support animal is to...

Notices to Patients When a Physician Leaves a Group Practice

When a physician leaves a group practice, the physician has a duty and a right to notify his or her patients. BUT, the practice has a right to...

Recoverable Damages in Michigan Medical Malpractice Cases

Your doctor made a mistake. You were injured. You now have to take time off work, pay unexpected medical costs, and hire someone to maintain...

Is It Too late to Sue: Statutes of Limitation and Repose in Michigan

Lawyers receive calls every day from people who are injured but waited too long to sue. Don't sleep on your rights. There are time limits that...

Key Components of a Physician’s Non-Compete Agreement

Also known as a restrictive covenant, a noncompetition clause, or covenant not to compete, a physician non-compete agreement is a clause in the...

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy Rule provides Federal privacy protections for individually...

Michigan Medical Malpractice 101

Michigan, like many other states, has strict rules governing the procedure one must follow in pursuing a lawsuit against a healthcare provider...

Campus Medical Records and College Students' Privacy

  By HG.org
When a college student has a medical issue, he or she is often awarded a measure of privacy. However, medical records are usually open and...

Medical Marijuana Law in Texas Goes into Effect

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram is reporting that because of a recent medical marijuana law passed by the Texas Legislature, pot is going to be...

Action Items for the Estate When a Solo Physician or Dentist Dies

When a solo physician or dentist dies, the doctor’s estate must figure out what to do with the practice. Because the doctor practiced solo,...

NYC Bureau of Fraud Investigation "Interviews" about Medicaid

A letter from the NYC Bureau of Fraud Investigation means that you are the target of a fraud investigation. How you respond to the letter can...

What To Expect from Your Attorney and What Your Attorney Expects from You

Whether you hire an attorney to negotiate a contract for your business, represent you during a contentious divorce or to file a malpractice...

Proton Pump Inhibitors Linked to Higher Risk of Death

Studies conducted have suggested that the risk of death has increased due to some heartburn drugs.

Lack of Regulation Regarding Ambulance Accidents in Texas Adds Insult to Injury

In Texas, there are no laws requiring that private ambulance services carry anything more than a minimum limits policy. This is just one of many...

Avoiding Criminal Charges at the NYC Bureau of Fraud Investigation for Medicaid Fraud

Every year, hundreds of New Yorkers face criminal charges because they provided false information on their Medicaid application or...

Basics of Social Security Retirement Benefits

Retired workers and various family members are entitled to Social Security Retirement Benefits.

Where Is the Line Between Medical Judgment and Medical Malpractice?

Doctors make life-changing decisions on a daily basis. When they make mistakes, the consequences can be devastating. While Colorado law affords...

Yaz Settlement Recipients the Target of Green Dot Debit Card Scam

Claiming to be from a settlement center, con-artists tell Yaz victims to send money to receive their settlements back.

What is a Special Needs Trust and when Should I have One Made?

  By HG.org
A special needs trust is a special type of trust that is used to supplement the needs of someone with a disability without causing him or her to...

False Advertising Alleged in IVC Filter Lawsuit

The lawsuit accuses the makers of the Gunther Tulip IVC filter as retrievable when removal of the device is often impossible.

Common Issues in False Claims Act Investigations

Physician-owned entities, pharmacies, hospices and other providers need to know about the False Claims Act.

Johnson & Johnson Appeals $48 Million Verdict Awarded in Motrin Case

The company is claiming that Motrin is not dangerous and cannot be held liable for failing to warn consumers.

Disability Benefits for Lyme Disease

Tick infestations have become rampant in recent years, and the effects of a tick bite can be debilitating. Ticks bites can cause a nasty...

Rules Regarding Marijuana in the Workplace in Legalized States

  By HG.org
While the entire United States has different laws based on what has been proposed and implemented in each individual state, some of these permit...

When Can a Nursing License be Taken Away?

  By HG.org
There are various ways a nursing professional may lose his or her license in the medical world. In order to keep this form occurring, it is best...

Does an Advance Medical Directive Have to be Followed?

  By HG.org
An advance medical directive allows a person to write out specific healthcare decisions that they want to make based upon certain conditions,...

Hernia Mesh Products Sold Without Proper Testing

Many plaintiffs are speaking out about how the Physiomesh device had allegedly left them in constant pain.

AbbVie Hit With $15 Million Jury Verdict in Depakote Spina Bifida Case

Plaintiff claims the child’s spina bifida was due to his mother taking Depakote during her pregnancy.

Is it Too Late to Hire a Lawyer to Handle My Medical Malpractice Claim I Filed?

  By HG.org
In some situations, a person may file a lawsuit without the assistance of a lawyer. However, once he or she realizes how complicated the process...

Making Sense of The Stark Law

The Stark Law is a federal law which, in its first iteration, was first enacted in 1992. The general purpose of the law is to ensure that...

Xarelto Makers Failure to Warn of an Allegedly Known Risk

Attorneys for the victims claim that Janssen and Bayer concealed information on the label.

When Patients Place Trust in Professionals, Accountability is Vital

When you suffer from a medical condition in the United States, you are forced to place your trust in the hands of a vast network of doctors,...

What are the Rules about Collecting Child Support from Someone who Receives SSI or SSDI?

  By HG.org
Child support is collected from the parent that earns the most income from work or other projects. The amount and stipulations on what is...

Clinical Trials Link Invokana to Amputation Risk

The FDA is ordering Johnson & Johnson to add a boxed warning regarding these clinical trials.

The Rising Costs of Prescription Drugs Are Impacting Workers Compensation Claims

Each year, the Express Scripts Workers Compensation Drug Trend Report evaluates changes in medication use and associated costs for injured...

Is Your Doctor Experienced Enough to Operate on You?

When you need a medical operation, you will naturally have a lot of concerns and questions about your health and your recovery, but one question...

If I Relocate Overseas Permanently, do I Lose my SSDI Benefits?

  By HG.org
Social Security Disability is available to those that are elderly, disabled or have qualified for the benefits. There are many specific...

About Federal Healthcare Fraud

  By HG.org
Healthcare fraud is a serious crime that affects multiple individuals when someone engaging in an attempt to intentionally defraud the...

Our In-Network Hospital Moved a Patient to an Out-of-Network Hospital for Emergency Surgery, What Do I Do?

  By HG.org
Medical insurance and stays at a hospital may become complicated when the patient is moved from one location to another. However, if the initial...

Legal Battles of Pharmaceutical Companies in Ukraine for Miramistin

  By IPStyle
It’s an open secret that the pharmaceutical industry has been long striving for leadership in capital investments, research, innovations and new...

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...

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...

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,...

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.

Can the Hospital Authorize Treatment Without My Consent when I Am My Husband’s POA for Healthcare?

  By HG.org
Many individuals have a power of attorney document drafted on their behalf. This document is often considered a fundamental cornerstone of an...

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...

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...

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...

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.

What Are the Signs and Symptoms that a Baby Suffered a Brain Injury at Birth?

When a baby suffers an injury during labor and delivery, parents are devastated and have many questions about what happened, why it happened and...

Caps to Non-Economic Damages Would Limit Patient Recourse

The United States House of Representatives has recently voted on legislation that would limit the amount of non-economic damages patients could...


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