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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


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

Heartburn Esophageal Reflux

Heartburn or what may be called esophageal reflux is something that most of us experience at one time or another.  In its more extreme form it can develop into what is called gastroesophageal reflux disease also known as GERD. Fairfax medical malpractice … Continue reading

Your Senses Are Wonderful Things

Your senses: We take for granted the five senses that allow us to make our way through life.  Sight may be the dearest of those senses although that is subject to question.  Many people do not appreciate the sensitivity of … Continue reading

Medical Malpractice Attorney Addresses The Increasing Role of Dietetic Professionals in Health Care

Part of the reason that our health care system is so expensive and, according to some dietetic professionals, actually “broken” is because the system is focused on dealing with symptoms as opposed to dealing more with preventive maintenance. That preventive … Continue reading

So You Want to Know Where Our Laws Come From

Where Our Laws Come From Although this blog is written by a personal injury lawyer, it deals with a number of legal issues and therefore it may be of some interest to take a look at the question of where our … Continue reading

Who Watching Camp Counselor?

In this age of summer camps of all types ranging from sports camps to computer camps to mathematics camps it is important to know who is the camp counselor who is  going to be dealing with your child and who is … Continue reading

The Attorney for the Damned

Attorney For The Damned Most of us have probably heard of Clarence Darrow, the famous attorney that undertook the defense of a teacher who was discussing evolution and who acquired national and international fame in the Scopes trial.  Clarence Darrow, … Continue reading

Administrative Law

Administrative law is a branch of law that is separate and distinct from civil or tort law and likewise is separate and distinct from criminal law. Probably the easiest way to think of the different branches of the law is … Continue reading

Gynecological Surgery

Gynecological surgery has recently taken on a new level of minimally invasive techniques through the use of what is called DualPort technology.  The term “DualPort” refers to the fact that there are two surgical incisions.  One of them is made … Continue reading

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