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Blog Posts in 2017

  • Must-Read for Those Struggling to Pay for Cancer Treatment

    Are you struggling to pay for lung cancer treatment? You’re not alone. Most patients face higher out-of-pocket costs than they expect when they’re diagnosed with lung cancer. With cancer drug prices more than double what they used to be a decade ago, under-insured patients end up spending up to 30% of their annual income to pay for treatment, and insured patients spend about 11% of their income. ...
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  • Corporations Romanticize Benefits, Downplay Risks of Drugs Marketed to Women

    Some corporations have a history of exploiting women to profit off their use of harmful drugs and medical devices. A recent report by the American Association of Justice looks back at how women have suffered more than men from dangerous drugs and medical devices. Companies saw women as easy targets for products that could “fix” normal things like irritability, depression, menopause, and ...
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  • Black-Box Warning Added to Hepatitis C Medication

    Hepatitis C (HCV) is a slow-progressing liver infection that can develop through exposure to the blood of an infected person. 150 million people around the world live with chronic HCV. 3.2 million of them live in the U.S. There is currently no vaccine for HCV. Harvoni is an antiviral drug that prevents HCV from growing and spreading throughout the body. Unlike traditional forms of HCV medication, ...
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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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