According to the Bupa Health Pulse 2010 international healthcare survey of over 12,000 people in 12 countries, nearly half (46%) of people who use the internet to search for health information do so to self-diagnose. The survey further notes that 68%… Read More
Catheters are used to help people urinate when they are unable to do so on their own. Proper sterile procedures are required when using a catheter. When not done properly, the placement or removal of a catheter can subject… Read More
It is often difficult to find accurate information regarding medical malpractice claims in the United States due to misinformation. However, the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB), which is part of the Data Bank, is a confidential information clearinghouse created by Congress to… Read More
A common way that physical symptoms can be involved in a medical malpractice case is due to an undiagnosed or misdiagnosed medical condition causing the symptoms. As this article explains, failure to diagnose a medical condition can lead to a… Read More
In order to cut through the misinformation about lawsuits and tort reform, we recommend this report from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). The CBO is a nonpartisan organization that provides economic and budget analyses Congress needs to make its budgeting decisions.
There are lots of myths and misinformation out there that deceive people into thinking that lawsuits have become excessive and are causing many problems in America. In part, drug, oil, and insurance companies are responsible because they’ve spent millions to generate and spread these falsehoods. This article sheds some light on the real facts about lawsuits.
The fact that stent manufacturers have been encouraging doctors to implant them in patients and that some doctors have complied is even more medically irresponsible due in light of a report published in The New England Journal of Medicine. You can read more about the report here, but we’ll highlight the basic points here.
One medical malpractice story that’s been getting a lot of attention is the unnecessary use of stents in treating patients with clogged heart arteries. A recent example in Maryland involved a doctor who allegedly implanted hundreds of medically unnecessary cardiac stents, as reported in The (Baltimore) Sun.
There are lots of ads on radio and TV for law firms that claim they are the best for medical malpractice cases or even specific kinds of medical malpractice cases. Before you call these firms, make sure you read the fine print or listen to the disclaimers, because the firms may not be all they seem.