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Pediatric Heart Defects

A DC-Metro woman who is also a physician with the FDA gave birth to her third child in 2009; a seemingly healthy baby girl who nursed well and had gained weight before her very first pediatrician’s appointment. When the baby … Continue reading

Uterine Fibroids

Uterine fibroids are noncancerous tumors or growths in the muscles of the uterus.  These fibroids can get quite sizeable and as a result of their size cause heavy bleeding, urinary frequency, constipation, bloating, pain and interference with the ability to … Continue reading

Eye Malpractice

Laser surgery has become popular in the last many years.  Most eye malpractice claims arise from this type of surgery.   Eye Malpractice Caused by Laser Surgery There are two main types of such surgery.  One type is the traditional … Continue reading


A Washington Post article of December 24, 2013 addresses the issue of colonoscopy and how effective they are.  The evidence is fairly clear that they are highly effective in preventing colorectal cancer.  Colorectal cancer is the second deadliest type of cancer.  The … Continue reading

Chiropractic Malpractice

Although chiropractic malpractice may come in many forms, one of the more devastating forms arises from a manipulation called “cracking the neck”.  This cervical procedure involves a sharp manipulation to the neck. Chiropractic Malpractice-Cervical Manipulations Some patients have experienced immediate … Continue reading

Federal Medical Malpractice

Federal medical malpractice consisting of medical negligence at a federal facility is governed by the Federal Tort Claims Act.  These federal facilities could be military bases, veterans’ hospitals or conceivably federal clinics.  The actual provider must be a federal employee … Continue reading

Breath Shortness

Shortness of breath is always a worrisome symptom.  A healthy blood oxygen saturation rate is 98%.  What that means is that 98% of the oxygen that is brought into your body is saturating into the blood and being carried by … Continue reading

Alzheimer’s Disease Misdiagnosis

According to a Washington Post article of October 1, 2013, approximately five million people suffer from Alzheimer’s disease in the United States.  The disease is frequently misdiagnosed and confused with dementia.  Although the symptoms may be similar, treatment is different. Diagnosing … Continue reading

Appendicitis Treatment

Appendicitis treatment typically is the performance of surgery i.e., the removal of the appendix.  An article in The Washington Post on September 17, 2013 suggests however that there may be an alternative to surgery.  That article reports a fairly recent … Continue reading

Lyme Disease

Lyme disease can be devastating.  Lyme disease is typically contracted from deer ticks.  The tick bite produces a painless red circle surrounding the bite.  That circle appears shortly after being infected.  This is called a bull’s-eye rash.  People with the … Continue reading

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