Safety and Health Reporter

Drug Injury From Compounding Pharmacies

As previously indicated on this blog, drug injury from compounding pharmacies such as NECC of  Framingham, Massachusetts are alarming. The fungus that contaminated the pain medication has caused several incidents of meningitis resulting in several deaths.  The fungus causing the disease is very slow to grow and very difficult to identify.  The particular medication that the …

Pooled Special Needs Trust

The Pooled Special Needs Trust has been around for quite some time.  They are to be distinguished from Individual Special Needs Trusts which are administered by an individual or corporate Trustee.
The overall idea of the Special Needs Trust is to create a fund of money for the beneficiary, frequently a child …

Nursing Home Abuse Arbitration Requirements

Nursing home abuse arbitration requirements has been previously addressed on this site.  There are a number of factors to be considered in determining whether or not an arbitration agreement within a nursing home contract is enforceable:

Although the U. S. Supreme Court in the case of Marmet Health Care …

3-D Mammograms

3-D mammograms have now been approved by the Food and Drug Administration.  These mammograms are technically called tomosynthesis.  The traditional mammogram is 2-D, i.e. two dimensional.  Those 2-D mammograms remain the standard of care and are felt to provide unique benefits in that most physicians are familiar with that technology …

Tainted Steroids

Tainted steroids from a compounding pharmacy in Massachusetts have infected potentially hundreds of pain medicine patients reports injury attorney Brien Roche.  The particular drug that was contaminated is methyl-prednisolone acetate.  This is an injectable pain medication that is injected into the spinal canal.  This particular medication became contaminated with a …

Motorcycle Deer Collisions

Motorcycle deer collisions in the Washington Metropolitan area has taken its toll on motorcyclists.  The Washington Post reports on October 9, 2012 that seven of the eight people that have been killed in collisions with deer over a three-year period in Maryland and Virginia were motorcycle riders.  AAA also reports that 70 percent of …

Hazing

Hazing causing personal injury appears still to be uncontrolled reports injury attorney Brien Roche .  A young band member at Florida A&M died from injuries as a result of hazing on a bus including severe body blows that were inflicted by fellow band members.  Many of these hazing incidents involve forced …

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 are called the pulmonary arteries. The embolism or blood clot …

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 find urgent care facilities to be especially user friendly because …

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 of nursing home abuse or otherwise, be submitted to either a …

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