Safety and Health Reporter

Differential Diagnosis & Medical Malpractice
The term "differential diagnosis" is well-known to physicians but typically is not appreciated by the patient.  A differential diagnosis means that the physician probably has come up with a likely diagnosis as to what the problem is but also has listed other potential causes of the problem based upon symptoms, ...
Heart Disease
Heart disease is an ailment that afflicts millions of Americans. Doctors are well equipped to deal with patients who are at high risk for heart disease.  Unfortunately there are a lot of people who are in that broad middle category of either being neither high risk nor low risk.  Those people ...
Ophthalmology Treatments
Common eye problems that arise in people over 40 are such things as cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma and floaters. Cataracts Cataracts are small clumps of protein that form on the lens making it cloudy.  This can result in a loss of vision.  This vision loss cannot be corrected through glasses or contact ...
Antioxidant Product Liability
Antioxidant product liability is not exactly the rage these days. There is however a good bit of information floating around about the use of antioxidants and how beneficial they are. More antioxidants, however, are not necessarily better. The research in fact has shown that how you consume the antioxidants can make a big ...
Hand Injuries
Hand injuries, whether they come in the form of bruises, breaks or cuts, can frequently be tricky. There are a number of surgeons who hold themselves out as hand surgeons. Many of them are cosmetic surgeons who also do hand surgery.  As a general rule you are probably better served by having an ...
Communication Failure
A communication failure among health care providers can be devastating to the patient. This is most critical during a hospital stay. In a recent Washington Post article of April 30, 2013 an incident is recounted where a gastroenterologist came in to a patient and reported that the patient had an ...
Misdiagnosis in Medical Malpractice
A research team from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine recently reported on their analysis of data from the National Practitioner Data Bank maintained by the federal government as to the primary cause of medical malpractice claims. What they found was that misdiagnosis was the most common cause. In this ...
Hospital Safety Discussed By Personal Injury Lawyer
Hospital safety is a pressing issue especially since more than 180,000 people die every year from hospital errors.  Those errors come in a number of different forms. It is estimated that nearly 6,000 egregious errors occur every month among Medicare patients alone.  By egregious errors, it is meant operations on the wrong limb or ...
Affordable Medical Care Addressed By Personal Injury Lawyer
Affordable medical care is an issue for all of us.  In particular, it can become an issue for someone who is injured.  Medical costs drive an estimated 60% of personal bankruptcies across the country. The Affordable Care Act (also called "ObamaCare") mandates that every state set up health care exchanges where people ...
Fertilizer Explosions Discussed By Personal Injury Lawyer
On April 17, 2013 a fertilizer plant in Texas exploded.  The fertilizer plant had no sprinklers.  It had no fire walls.  It had no water deluge system.  Safety inspections at the plant were, at best, sporadic. It so happens that small fertilizer plants across the nation are overseen by a number of ...
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