Suffering patient touching his backAfter a major surgery, procedure, or health crisis, a patient will be transferred out of the hospital to either their own home or a care facility. While this transfer should be done with a high degree of care to ensure that the patient continues receiving the medical attention that they need, too often, errors are made during the transition process resulting in adverse patient events. In fact, an article published in The Washington Post reads that the transition period is “one of the most dangerous periods for patients.”

 

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Yeast InfectionThe U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced that doctors should exercise caution in prescribing certain yeast infection drugs to pregnant woman, based on new evidence that highlights that the drugs may lead to miscarriage. Earlier studies of the drug – fluconazole, brand name Diflucan – showed that high concentrations of the drug, when taken by pregnant woman, may lead to birth defects.
 
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Having more dense breasts is completely normally, and completely healthy. Despite this, however, it is a law in 25 states in the nation that, following a mammogram, women must be notified regarding the density of their breasts. The letters are regarded as tools that allow women to take their health into their own hands in a proactive process – after all, denser breasts are linked to a higher slightly rate of breast cancer. However, the breast tissue density reports often lead to more confusing than good; not only are they often written at a level that could only be understood by someone with a Ph.D., according to a recent article published by NPR, but they often leave women confused about what to do with the information.

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Bad DoctorSome of the most commonly held beliefs in the healthcare debates is that medical malpractice lawsuits are the reason why medical costs are high, insurance premiums have skyrocketed, students no longer want to be doctors and lawyers are profiting enormously.

 

 

None of these are true and in fact have little to do with the cost of healthcare in the US or with much of anything else related to the medical and insurance industries.

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Burns are among the most painful injuries anyone can incur. You can sustain burn injuries from a variety of sources including home or car fires, heating devices, chemicals, radiation or electricity.

 

When being treated at a hospital or out-patient facility for a burn injury, however, the treatments can occasionally exacerbate the situation. In other cases, a physician or nurse or technician may unintentionally cause burn injuries during a procedure or treatment.

 

In both cases, you may have a lawsuit for burn injury malpractice.

 

Malpractice from Improper Treatment

 

Burns injuries are treated by various modes including dermabrasion and skin grafting. Dermabrasion is a procedure where a scar is smoothed and the skin is scraped. Skin grafting is the taking of healthy skin and transferring it to the burned area.

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Medication MalpracticePharmaceutical companies are some of the largest conglomerates in the world with annual profits in the billions of dollars. One of the largest is Pfizer, which is based in New York and has subsidiaries around the world. Unfortunately, its overseas business practices came under scrutiny by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) when it was reported that its subsidiaries had engaged in systematic bribery for years, or at least since 2001. The result of the investigation was that Pfizer agreed to a settlement with the FDA for $45 million and to another $15 Million to settle charges brought by the US Department of Justice.

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Dollar money on and stethoscopeHospitals are a necessity, of course. Communities want more of them and people in rural areas where there are no hospitals will often travel hundreds of miles to the nearest facility to obtain the needed care. There is no doubt that hospital physicians and other staff perform life-saving procedures thousands of times per day. However, underlying the amazing work that hospitals often do is the human error factor that unfortunately causes more injuries and deaths than is necessary and which are entirely preventable.

 

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If you have ever had surgery, did you even consider that your surgeon may have been performing another surgery at the same time? Most patients do not know this for the simple reason that the doctor and hospital are not required to disclose this and rarely do. But in fact, it happens more than you think.

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Dollarphotoclub_98910216 (Custom)In a medical malpractice case, there is often one clear player who is at fault for the medical mistake. Most typically, it’s a doctor or surgeon. As such, when a plaintiff considers filing a medical malpractice suit, they will often assume that they should only file their suit against a single party: the at-fault physician/surgeon. However, medical malpractice cases, and who is to blame, are often much more complex than that. The following reviews who may be held liable in a medical malpractice suit in Massachusetts:

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Boston Anesthesia Injury LawyerMany people do not have a clear understanding of what their rights are in regards to medical care and treatment. As such, when a doctor makes an error and the patient suffers harm, the individual is often unsure of what to do, and often lacks knowledge regarding the fact that they might have a civil action against the doctor. If you think that medical malpractice has occurred, here are five things that you need to do as soon as possible to protect your rights:

 

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