Health Care and Social Law Articles

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explaining the different aspects of Health Care and Social.

When Medical Malpractice Is a Crime

  By HG.org
When negligent behavior injures patients, physicians are subject to claims of medical malpractice. This phenomenon is becoming a serious problem...
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What to Do When Your Disability Claim Is Denied

When applying for Social Security disability benefits, there are some things that you should know about how the system works, especially when...

Talc Linked to Ovarian Cancer

In a legal action that includes nearly 50 plaintiffs, Johnson & Johnson lost a second trial over claims that its talcum powder causes ovarian...

Risks Of Opioid Painkiller Use

Opioid painkillers such as oxycodone, morphine, or fentanyl are legal drugs commonly prescribed by doctors to treat severe pain. They can be...

Protecting Consumer Rights in Bangladesh

Consumer protection is a vital, but often ignored, issue in developing countries, and Bangladesh is no exception. However, in a country like...

Dental Medical Malpractice

  By HG.org
Dental mistakes are just as common as medical mistakes. Sometimes making a mistake makes a cause for legal action to arise. Often, victims are...

Laser Injury Lawsuits against Non-Physicians

  By HG.org
Skin procedures involving lasers have become a routine process for removing hair and reducing wrinkles. These surgeries have become popular to...

Cardiac Stents and Medical Malpractice

  By HG.org
Cardiac stents are among the most common and regularly used medical devices. They are used to open a person’s arteries. Every year millions of...

Taxotere Chemotherapy Lawsuits Filed for Permanent Hair Loss

Women who suffered permanent hair loss from the chemotherapy drug Taxotere are filing lawsuits against the drug maker.

Electronic Records and Patient Safety

  By HG.org
Guidelines have been put in place for healthcare professionals and staff in medical facilities that require that standards are followed closely....

Risks of Genetics-Based Medical Treatment

  By HG.org
Technological advancements have paved the way for genetics-based treatment for the medical world. It has been hailed as the future of medicine...

Misdiagnosis of Breast Cancer

  By HG.org
Breast cancer is a great concern to many, and it incessantly plagues individuals in the United States along with the entire healthcare system....

Medical Malpractice Claims for Elective Surgeries

  By HG.org
Elective surgery is an operation that is arranged in advance as it does not consist of a health emergency. Semi-elective surgery is an operation...

What Is the Statute of Limitations on Medical Malpractice for Georgia?

When a patient is injured by their doctor’s negligence, they can file a medical malpractice lawsuit. In Georgia, the statute of limitations can...

Generic Drug Manufacturer Liability

  By HG.org
When a person suffers an injury because of a prescription drug, questions regarding liability can arise. Courts must grapple with the concern...

Misdiagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

  By HG.org
Pancreatic cancer begins in the pancreas. Generally these cancers are exocrine gland tumors. Exocrine glands comprise perspiration, saliva,...

How Far Away Can I Keep My Service Animal According to ADA?

  By HG.org
People with a disability are permitted to use service animals and those used for support for many reasons based on the situation. Federal rights...

Right to Die Law Raises Questions of Disability Discrimination in California

California's so-called right to die law went into effect  June 9th, and its potential ramifications have been hotly debated between proponents...

Personal Data Protection and Medical Research: The New Legal Fframework in the EU

On May 4th 2016, the official text of Regulation 2016/679 “on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data...

Green Light on the New Veterinary Medicinal Products Legislation in the EU

Last June, the EU Parliament started discussions and issued amendments on the European Commission’s Proposals for two new Regulations....

Medicated Feed: A New Area for Legislative Revision in the EU

On March, 15th, 2016 the European Parliament Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development adopted by a large majority the report on the...

The New MedTech Code of Ethical Business Practice – Ethics at its Best in the EU

Medtech Europe represents the medical technology industry in Europe. It is the alliance of the two leading medical technology industry...

Blow the Whistle without Fear: The Importance of Whistleblowers’ Protection in the EU

Whistleblowing as corruption-fighter, is also known as a practice that deals with one of the most serious social issues of our time. A...

Key Points on Regulation (EU) No 536/2014 on Cinical Trials on Medicinal Products for Human Use

The Regulation 536/2014’s purpose is the growth acceleration of pharmaceutical research via clinical trials in the European Union. Its...

Jury Awards Doctor-Inventor $8.7 Million

Dr. James Quinn, a professor of surgery and emergency medicine at Stanford University, was accused of stealing trade secrets while working as a...

Health Apps: The Challenge of Digital Health for European Legislators

Health apps have a significant impact on the provision of medical care globally. In our previous article we focused on the legal protection of...

Mobile Health Apps and Big Data: The Legal Map in the EU

The use of mobile applications in healthcare has been rapidly growing, globally. Meanwhile, a long and intense discussion has emerged between...

Medical Devices & In-Vitro Diagnostics in the EU: What’s Next?

On October the 5th, 2015, the EU Council of Ministers agreed on its baselines on the looming two Regulations on medical devices and in-vitro...

Risks of Unnecessary C-Sections

  By HG.org
Surgery runs the general risk of ending a patient’s life through several factors that are minimized through regulations and guidelines....

Injuries Resulting from Forceps and Vacuum Extraction

During the childbirth process, there are times when the baby does not progress through the birth canal and medical intervention is needed to...

New Jersey Doctor Loses Medical License

A 61-year-old family doctor with practices in Creskill and Little Falls, New Jersey has agreed in a consent order with the State Board of...

False Claims Act Lawsuit

Whistleblowers recently brought a False Claims Act lawsuit against Agape Senior Center of South Carolina, claiming Agape inappropriately...

Yale Hospital Alleged Surgical Mistake

A Connecticut woman has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against Yale University, Yale-New Haven Hospital, and two of its physicians for...

The Impact of Medical Staff Privileges

A key component to the success of a physician’s practice is to be granted staff privileges at a hospital. In fact, physicians are typically not...

Guidelines for Leaving a Practice

Thousands of physicians retire, sell, quit or move their practices every year. When this occurs, a physician cannot just walk away from their...

Former CEO Alleges Stark Law Violations

An Oregon-based health care group allegedly fired and then blacklisted its former CEO in retaliation for his reporting of improper payments and...

Firearm Background Checks

Some of the major stories in 2015 involved groups of individuals being killed at the hands of a gun wielding murderer.

Controversial Medical Device

A sterilization implant is facing harsh criticism for allegedly causing numerous complications. Essure is a device that is inserted into the...

Medical Negligence in Cancer Treatment

Undergoing cancer treatment is a very difficult experience, both physically and mentally. Treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation put a...

SSA’s Review of Disability Benefits

If you currently receive Social Security disability benefits, it is important that you are prepared when the Social Security Administration...

Physicians Who Build Rapport with Patients

The percentage of physicians who have been sued at some point over the course of their career is quite high. In fact, according to a recent...

Surgical Procedure Performed on Wrong Baby

When a new parent has a perfectly healthy baby in the hospital, it is normal for the baby to be taken away for routine tests, only to be brought...

Updates to the Stark Law

The United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has published updates to Section 1877 of the Social Security Act, commonly...

Steep Penalties for HIPAA Violations

Doctors, nurses and other healthcare practitioners have access to highly confidential information regarding patients’ health and medical history.

False Claims Act 2015 Settlements

Whistleblowers that helped uncover violations of the False Claims Act in 2015 were rewarded for their efforts with nearly $600 million,...

Disability and Addiction to Drugs

  By HG.org
Individuals inflicted with drug addiction often struggle against an impulse to use drugs. This addiction can lead to significant problems with...

Fibromyalgia and SSD Benefits

  By HG.org
Individuals who are inflicted with serious medical impairments may be able to receive compensation through the Social Security Disability...

Working and Collecting Social Security Benefits

  By HG.org
Many individuals live on a fixed income which may be limited in amount and may be inadequate to fully support them. This motivates many people...

How Children Can Qualify for Social Security Benefits

  By HG.org
Many parents raise disabled children who have various impairments. Support is available through the Social Security Administration via monetary...

Social Security Administration and the Listing of Impairments

  By HG.org
The Social Security Administration has a catalog of deficiencies that count towards disability and allocating monetary benefits to those that...

SSD and Blindness

  By HG.org
Individuals who are blind or suffer from vision problems may be able to acquire Social Security disability benefits based on their medical...

Determining Residual Functional Capacity

  By HG.org
A disability examiner works together with a medical consultant to determine a claimant’s residual functional capacity. The consultant determines...

Consultative Medical Examination in Social Security Cases

  By HG.org
The Social Security Administration adheres to strict regulations for assessing when an individual meets what is considered to be disabled and is...

Medication Errors in Nursing Homes

Medication errors are a common and serious problem throughout the United States healthcare system.

Man Left In Sun Dies At Florida Nursing Home

A man left in a wheelchair in the sun at a Florida nursing home passed away after suffering second-degree burns, blistering, and symptoms of...

Lawsuit Accuses Drug Maker of Hiding Side Effects

A new lawsuit claims Johnson & Johnson and the former FDA Commissioner conspired to conceal information about the harmful effects of the...

Aneurysm Medical Device Blamed for Patient’s Stroke

The Penumbra Coil 400 is a medical device that has been used to treat patients suffering from aneurysms.

How Can People Lose Their Social Security Disability Benefits

  By HG.org
Social Security disability benefits provide claimants with much needed income while they are unable to work. However, in some cases, these...

Communication Errors

Nearly one third of all medical malpractice cases can be directly linked to communication errors, according to a recent study conducted by CRICO...

Listed Impairment and Approval

When you have a disability that leaves you unable to work, the last thing you want to hear is that it might take months or even years to find...

Choosing an Onset Date for Disability

When applying for Social Security disability benefits, one of the first questions you will be asked is “on which date did you become disabled.”...

Disability Benefits for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), also known as chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome (CFIDS), is a serious and debilitating condition...

Medical Negligence in Weight Loss Surgery

Medical negligence is a serious problem in the medical field. In fact, according to the American Medical Association, it is one of the top three...

When a Dental Malpractice Mistake Happens, Patients Have Options

Across the US, dental malpractice cases happen much more frequently than you might expect. It might not sound to be such a big issue, but on the...

Signs of Nursing Home Neglect

  By HG.org
When a family makes the difficult decision to move a loved one into a nursing home, they expect that the loved one will be treated properly....

Nurse Fatigue and Medical Malpractice

  By HG.org
Medical malpractice often involves more than a treating doctor and a patient. Instead, many individuals may contribute or detract from a...

How Do Medication Errors Occur and Who Is Liable?

  By HG.org
One of the leading causes of death in the United States is medical malpractice. Many of these injuries are the result of medication errors,...

Technologies that Can Help Prevent Medical Errors

  By HG.org
Every year, thousands of American die from medical errors that could have been prevented. At the same time, important advances in technology...

Actos Whistleblower Lawsuit Alleges Takeda Illegally Promoted Diabetes Drug for Patients with Prediabetes

Takeda Pharmaceuticals is facing a whistleblower lawsuit alleging that the company promoted its diabetes drug Actos to patients with...

How to Know if I Have a Medical Malpractice Claim

  By HG.org
A medical malpractice claim arises when a person is injured because of a healthcare provider’s negligence or deviation from accepted standards....

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...

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...

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...

Liability for Malpractice in Emergency Rooms

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

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...

Accountability in Hospitals

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

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.


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