By Robert I. Feinberg | Published June 17, 2013 | | |
Superstorm Sandy devastated parts of New Jersey and New York, especially coastal areas. A decision was made before the storm hit that the nursing homes located on the Rockaway peninsula, right in the path of the storm and the surge, would not be evacuated. The order was given to shelter in place, an order that Read MoreRead More
Everyone knows about secondhand smoke — the danger to non-smokers of inhaling tobacco fumes. Now there are warnings that chemotherapy drugs might be endangering the health of everyone involved along the chain from manufacture to infusion and beyond. Not only are drug company personnel and the pharmacists who compound these drugs at risk, but nurses, Read MoreRead More
Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Boston (UMass) have uncovered blatant conflicts of interest associated with clinicians responsible for formulating the Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Major Depressive Disorder. The guideline is the primary resource for clinicians who treat patients with depression. Such treatment often includes prescription anti-depressants. The UMass study showed Read MoreRead More
Even celebrities have problems with medical malpractice from time to time. Below is a list of some of the most famous medical malpractice cases involving celebrities and their families. The singer Julie Andrews, star of Mary Poppins, entered the hospital to have surgery on her throat. After surgeons bungled the job she was unable to Read MoreRead More
It is not common knowledge, but staph infections are one of the leading causes of death in the United States. They are contracted through contact with the bacteria staphylococcus, usually during a visit to the hospital or doctor’s office. Studies have proven that with better hygiene and more infection prevention measures taken, the risk of Read MoreRead More
Even as technologies improve, medical malpractice remains a problem. In fact, a study conducted for the Harvard Medical School concluded that a very low percentage of actual instances of medical malpractice result in a claim. Thousands of people every year go to their doctor or hospital seeking medical attention, and become the victims of negligence Read MoreRead More
When people think of medical malpractice, they usually think of mistakes that are made by physicians and health care providers. Unsanitary medical equipment, surgical errors, or wrongful diagnoses are just a few things that go wrong from time to time in hospitals and doctor’s offices around the country and world. But one of the most Read MoreRead More
If you or someone you love suffers an injury, you must seek legal aid immediately. You do not have unlimited time to file a lawsuit. In fact, in Massachusetts, you only have three years from the time of injury to file a claim. But what if the victim is a child? Does anything change? Yes. Read MoreRead More
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