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  • Increasing Maternal Mortality Defies Global Trend

    As advanced as our healthcare is, the care offered to women during childbirth is astonishingly poor. Doctors and nurses constantly monitor babies to ensure their health and safety, but mothers are often less of a concern. Our maternal mortality rates are increasing, and more American women die of pregnancy-related problems than any other developed country. Birth injury and medical malpractice ...
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  • Every Pool Owner Should Know This about Insurance

    When looking to beat the summer heat, fewer things feel better than jumping into a refreshing pool. If you’re a parent with a pool, then you’ve earned your title of “Coolest Parent on the Block” fair and square, but you may not realize how your responsibility increased because of it. What are the Premises Liability Rules? When people enter your property, you have the responsibility of making sure ...
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  • How to Know If You Were a Victim of a Medical Malpractice

    A bad experience or small complication during medical treatment doesn’t always mean you’ve suffered from medical malpractice. That’s why our team of medical malpractice attorneys further investigate all potential cases to determine whether you have a case. Ask yourself these five questions to help figure out if you have a medical malpractice case: 1. Was there a delay in my diagnosis? It’s no ...
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  • How Trump's Presidency Will Change Worker Safety

    Efforts to improve workplace safety may become a thing of the past under the new administration. Rule on Reporting Workplace Injuries Delayed Whenever there’s a change in office, no matter the political party, it takes some time to readjust to the change in policies and priorities. Within the past few months, the Trump administration has made it clear that the government will not enact or enforce ...
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  • 3 Secrets of Figuring Out the Cost of Cancer Care

    There’s no doubt that navigating your way through a diagnosis like lung cancer or mesothelioma is scary. Equally frightening is figuring out how you will pay for the treatment. Our lung cancer and mesothelioma attorneys made a list of three things to remember when dealing with your treatment expenses. 1. Talk to a financial counselor Some hospitals offer the services of financial counselors to ...
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  • Whistleblower Exposes Hospital for Overbooking Surgeries

    Surgeons at Massachusetts General Hospital have been accused of keeping patients sedated unnecessarily while they operated on other patients. A former anesthesiologist at the hospital came forward with information that at least five doctors put patients’ lives in danger by double-booking their surgeries. The doctors defrauded the government by billing Medicare for time they spent in operating ...
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  • The Truth about Testosterone Therapy

    The number of men with testosterone prescriptions is on the rise. This raises concerns that men are trying to fight the natural aging process by using the hormone to feel younger and raise their libidos. The FDA recently announced a warning about using testosterone-increasing products for the wrong reasons. Doing so is associated with countless health risks to major body organs such as the heart, ...
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  • How-to: Identifying Bed Sores

    Elderly nursing home residents who have a hard time moving around are at risk of developing bed sores. Studies show that residents can sometimes develop bed sores within a year of staying at a nursing home. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says that more than 1 in 10 nursing home residents suffer from bed sores. The bad news is that bed sores often form because of abuse or neglect of the ...
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  • New Hope for Patients with Relapsed Mesothelioma

    Every year, cancer doctors and researchers from around the country meet to discuss the latest in cancer care and treatment. This year, speakers presented a new hope for patients with relapsed mesothelioma: immunotherapy. The study focused on patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM), which affects the lining of the lungs. Patients involved in the study had relapsing MPM. Read more about ...
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  • Biking Safety is a Must

    Biking season is here again! Before you start pedaling, read this blog our experienced bicycle accident lawyers put together about insurance and safety measures. Bicyclists are covered by many types of insurance, from renters or homeowners to auto insurance. Even if you don’t have insurance, but someone you live with does, their plan could cover claims for injuries or damages from a bicycle ...
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  • Honoring Our Veterans This Memorial Day

    Memorial Day is a special day on which we honor the men and women who put their lives on the line for our country. They have paid the ultimate price so that we could keep our freedom. Being away from their families is not the only hardship veterans face. Veterans who have served on active duty may have been exposed to air contaminated with asbestos, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans ...
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  • Hernia Mesh Maker Accused of Negligence

    Fixing a Hernia A hernia occurs when tissue or intestines break through a weak area in the body. Depending on how serious the hernia is, patients may choose to either monitor their pain or undergo surgery. A popular option, due to its ability to lower the rate of hernia recurrence, is a minimally invasive surgery using surgical mesh to alleviate the hernia. Three types of mesh may be used in the ...
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  • The Four Types of Mesothelioma

    Mesothelioma is a type of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that is resistant to heat, fire, and other chemicals. There are four types of mesothelioma: lung, abdomen, heart, and testicular. Lung: Pleural Mesothelioma The most common type of mesothelioma, accounting for nearly 75% of all mesothelioma diagnoses. Pleural mesothelioma develops in the ...
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  • Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Nursing Home

    When a loved one is no longer able to live on their own, entrusting their care to someone else is a difficult, but often necessary, decision. Can you trust a nursing home with their well-being? How can you be sure that they’ll be properly cared for? Researching facilities is one of the most important steps to take before choosing a nursing home. To help you make this decision, here are several key ...
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  • Congress to Vote to Eliminate Right to File Lawsuits

    New legislation seeks to ban lawsuits against hospitals and nursing homes Next week, the House of Representatives will vote on a bill, H.R. 1215 , that endangers the rights of everyone who gets their health insurance through Medicare or Medicaid, or Veteran’s Affairs. That means nearly every veteran, disabled person, elderly person, and impoverished person, including children, in the country. This ...
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