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February 2016 Archives

All medication errors demand immediate attention

Medications can help people to overcome medical conditions. When these medications are given properly, they can have a profound impact on the patient. When the medications aren't given in an appropriate manner, patients can suffer from severe harm. Medication errors are serious and demand immediate attention. Once you get the medical care you need, you can consider your options for seeking compensation for the damages you suffered because of the medication error.

1 killed in Washington, D.C. collision involving van and trucks

Traffic accidents can happen suddenly, claiming the lives of innocent people. These accidents affect you in so many ways; families mourn their losses, while individuals who survive and are hurt struggle to recover. Financially, the loss of wages and income can be devastating, and mounting bills add to the burden.

Neurologic music therapy can help people with brain injuries

There are a host of therapy options that have the possibility of helping people with a brain injury. One type of therapy that can help is music therapy. While this type of therapy isn't considered a mainstream therapy, there are some benefits that are well documented.

A proposal to protect people from unsafe medical devices

In light of the many failures on the part of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to adequately protect individuals from unsafe or dangerous medical devices, doctors Amy Reed and Hooman Noorchasm, have proposed a plan to strengthen regulations. Dr. Reed and Dr. Noorchasm have been personally devastated by the FDA's failure to adequately monitor medical devices, specifically the power morcellator.

Medicine and medical care: Is more better?

Is it a myth that taking more medications or receiving more medical care is better for your health? If you've had to seek compensation or are in the process of considering filing a claim for compensation for medical errors you've been exposed to, then you may feel like you want to avoid hospitals or doctors at all costs. Is that the answer to reducing risk?

Action is possible after a birth injury

Having a baby is a joyous time in a person's life. There are times when that joy turns to heartache because of birth injuries. Birth injuries are injuries that sometimes occur because a medical professional didn't respond properly to a problem or complication during the pregnancy or birth.

Winter Storm Ilias causes car accidents in Washington, D.C.

Car accidents can be common during the winter months, particularly if bad weather approaches suddenly. Drivers who are being careful and monitor the conditions can make a good decision on whether or not it's safe to be on the roads, if they should slow down or if they should pull over. Those who don't take the time to slow down or monitor the conditions correctly can cause accidents due to their negligent driving behaviors.

Power morcellator litigation is underway in Kansas

In late 2015, litigation began against various manufacturers of power morcellators in federal court in Kansas. Most of these claims are brought by individuals and surviving family members against Ethicon, Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. Three other companies, Karl Storz, Richard Wolf Medical Instruments Corp. and Gyrus ACMI are named in some of these claims. Each of these companies manufactured power morcellators. Each company faces allegations that they created a defective product, and failed to warn patients of the risks associated with their product.

Compensation after a car accident can help cover your expenses

Being involved in a car accident can lead to several different changes in your life. You might feel worried about having to get back on the road. Injuries from the accident might mean that you can't do the same things you did before the injuries. Damages to your vehicle might mean that you can't drive yourself around and have to rely on other people or public transportation to get where you need to go. We understand how difficult these factors can make your life.

1 percent of doctors represent 32 percent of malpractice cases

If medical malpractice is a concern you have, an interesting piece of news may be something you want to learn from. According to a Jan. 27 report, it's only one percent of doctors who make up around a third of all medical malpractice cases.

Babies might suffer a brachial plexus injury during birth

A lot of variables make labor and delivery dangerous for a mother and her baby. One variable that shouldn't have to make that list is negligent medical professionals; however, some women do have to deal with injuries to her or her baby that are caused by the actions of the medical staff.

The FDA Plans To Inform the Public on "Emerging Signals" For Medical Devices

While A Welcome Development, This Is Too Late For Victims of Morcellation

In a memorandum titled "Public Notification of Emerging Postmarket Medical Device Signals" the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it intends to take a more proactive approach to warning the public about potentially dangerous medical devices. Currently, the FDA relies on reports of patient deaths, complications and other adverse outcomes before deciding whether to warn the public about drugs and devices.

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