September 21, 2022
Breast cancer is a pervasive and widespread disease, with 287,850 new cases of invasive breast cancer estimated to occur in 2022 among women (and 2,710 among men) in the United States in 2022, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). Almost 44,000 people will die annually as a result. And…
September 15, 2022
Midwives are healthcare professionals focusing on pregnancy, labor and delivery, and postpartum care for newborns and mothers. Often holistic in their approach, midwives may assist with alternative birthing arrangements, such as at-home or water births, along with deliveries in medical settings.…
September 07, 2022
For years, active-duty service members could not file a claim against a military hospital or health clinic for medical malpractice because such government facilities were protected by sovereign immunity. But that is not the case any longer. The Feres Doctrine, a 70-year-old court ruling, had…
August 30, 2022
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) sets the national standards for privacy in health care. Under HIPAA, the sharing of an individual’s medical records or personal health information is limited, placing more control in the hands of patient. HIPAA applies to all forms of…
August 15, 2022
The Mamaroo swing and Rockaroo rocker have been on the market for a dozen years for parents trying to keep infants calm and cooing. But it took one horrible incident and another near tragedy to have the maker of the baby product recall millions of the devices. The recall occurred in mid-August…
July 20, 2022
There are many possible causes of injury to an infant during labor and delivery. Three of these include: Oxygen Deprivation Overly Forceful Use of Forceps Prolonged Labor/Failure to Perform a C-Section Far from a complete list, these and similar issues can result in fetal distress and may cause…
July 05, 2022
When wrongful injury or death occurs, it can be confusing to know where to turn for compensation. For wrongful catastrophic injury or death, legal action is usually necessary. What is a Catastrophic Injury? A catastrophic injury will impact every area of your life. Examples of these injuries…
June 29, 2022
At first glance, the rate of deaths among women giving birth seems quite low in the United States – about 17 per 100,000. That compares to the global rate of roughly 200 and far better than sub-Saharan African countries, which have the worst rate of more than 500 per 100,000 women. But that’s only…
June 15, 2022
Melanoma, along with basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, is one of the three most common types of cancer. The least common of the three, melanoma accounts for around 1% of all skin cancer diagnoses in the United States yearly. It is also the fastest spreading, most aggressive and most…
June 10, 2022
Research from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) has found that SUVs and other large vehicles, such as pickup trucks and vans, pose the largest threat to pedestrians, particularly when making turns. According to the study, with a higher profile, the drivers of these vehicles may not…
May 30, 2022
The pharmaceutical Elmiron came onto the market in 1996 to treat interstitial cystitis (IC), a urinary tract ailment that causes pain in the abdomen, pelvic, and genital regions. But the drug has been linked to vision problems that can become severe. Specifically, Elmiron, known scientifically as…
May 15, 2022
Summer is fast approaching and, along with it, longer hours of sunshine, more opportunities for celebration, and increased drug and alcohol use will all contribute to a rise in accidents involving intoxicated drivers. While DUI arrests are most common between the Thanksgiving Holiday and New Year’s…
May 01, 2022
Every year in the United States, tens of thousands of cyclists are injured and hundreds more are killed in bicycle accidents involving motor vehicles. May is Bicycle Safety Month, an effort from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to remind drivers and cyclists to put safety first.…
April 08, 2022
Workplace injury is possible in every industry. However, some occupations are much more likely to experience serious and fatal injuries during the routine course of business. When you are injured on the job, it is important to explore all of your options and to make sure you are not waiving your…
March 20, 2022
 There are six levels of burn injury:  First-Degree. Relatively minor pain, skin redness, and peeling skin are common with first-degree burns. These are superficial injuries and can be dressed and cared for without medical assistance Second-Degree. Damaging both the top (dermis) and the second…