Monthly Archives: September 2012

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Pulmonary Embolism Medical Malpractice

Pulmonary embolism medical malpractice most often occurs when a physician fails to recognize the existence and the signs and symptoms of an embolism. Pulmonary embolism is a blockage of an artery that carries oxygenated blood into the lungs. These arteries … Continue reading

Urgent Care Facilities

Urgent care facilities are becoming more and more popular throughout the country reports medical malpractice attorney Brien Roche.  It is estimated in a September 18, 2012 Washington Post article that an estimated 3 million patients visit them each week.  Most consumers … Continue reading

Nursing Home Abuse Arbitration

Nursing home abuse arbitration has been the subject of some litigation over the last many years.  Many nursing home contracts contain a mandatory nursing home arbitration clause requiring that any disputes between the patient and the nursing home,whether it be one … Continue reading

Eye Surgery

Eye surgery is becoming more and more prevalent in particular as the population ages.  There are several conditions that may necessitate eye surgery according to medical malpractice lawyer Brien Roche. Cataracts are a result of the clumping of proteins around … Continue reading

Doubling Time Defense

Doubling time defense in delayed diagnosis medical malpractice cases is a defense that has been around for many years.  It is somewhat counter-intuitive in that the general axiom is that the sooner the treatment is begun then the better the … Continue reading


Acupuncture involves the placement of needles into areas of the body and then the manipulation of those needles by hand or with some electrical stimulation with the idea of either restoring health to that body area or somehow limiting pain … Continue reading

General Surgery Negligence

General surgery negligence can come in a number of forms.  General surgeons are typically thought of as surgeons that operate essentially from the breastbone down to the urological area.  Any type of general surgery bears with it increased complications of … Continue reading


Nanotechnology in Fairfax County certainly is not a new concept.  The prefix “nano” from an etymological point of view means small or dwarf.  Nanotechnology is therefore technology of particles that are incredibly small.  Indeed, the unit of measurement is sometimes … Continue reading

Pain Management

Pain management is big business in the medical community.  It is reported in some journals that as many as 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain and the reported cost of dealing with this chronic pain is in the realm … Continue reading

Lethal Injections are Too Lethal

Lethal injections as currently used in Montana are unconstitutional. On September 7, 2012 a State Court Judge from Montana declared the lethal injections used by the state of Montana to execute prisoners to be unconstitutional.  Apparently, what the state prison system does … Continue reading

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