September 17, 2019
Sexual abuse is always tragic. When it is perpetrated by a trusted, respected, and often revered adult, the consequences can be both profound and long-lasting. Many childhood victims of clergy sexual abuse are unable to come to terms with their horrible mistreatment and suffer well into adulthood…
August 29, 2019
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is a type of cancer that develops in the lymphatic system, the disease-fighting network of nodes connected by vessels throughout the body. Tumors can develop when lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell that helps fight infection, begin to multiply uncontrollably, producing…
August 13, 2019
While farmers, landscapers and homeowners use Roundup to kill weeds, thousands of lawsuits are sprouting up all over the country claiming that the popular pesticide caused a deadly cancer. So far, more than 18,400 lawsuits have been filed, according to Bloomberg News, and the number grows every day…
July 23, 2019
With the ever-changing state of medicine, more and more health care professionals are beginning to work from remote locations. From doctors to assistants and even recruiters for remote physicians, the use of telemedicine seems to be growing in acceptance among the physician community. A doctor from…
July 23, 2019
Wrongful death can be applied to any incident in which a life is taken. Some of the most common causes of wrongful death are: Medical malpractice Defective or dangerous products Motor vehicle accidents Mass transit (bus, train, etc.) accidents Workplace accidents   Unmaintained or dangerous…
July 12, 2019
Millions of people rely on mass transit to navigate their cities. For example, for work, school, shopping and more, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) serves residents of Philadelphia and surrounding communities. Serious Accidents, Serious Injuries There are a number…
July 01, 2019
A bowel or colon perforation is a serious surgical complication that can result in lifelong pain and suffering or death if not addressed immediately. Bowel perforation is a risk with some surgical procedures including colonoscopy, laparoscopic procedures, hysterectomy, appendectomy, and other…
June 21, 2019
About 10 people die every day due to drowning, or an average of about 3,500 non-boating drownings annually in the United States. Drowning is the third leading cause of unintentional injury death worldwide, accounting for seven percent of all injury-related deaths.  Most drowning deaths and…
June 17, 2019
The radiology department at a hospital or medical center is responsible for administering high-energy radiation tests and treatments. Radiologists are medical doctors who, according to the American College of Radiologists, must complete at least 13 years of training and schooling before achieving…
June 03, 2019
An IV or intravenous catheter is inserted into a vein to administer fluids, electrolytes, medications, blood products, antibiotics, lipids, or nutrition directly into the bloodstream. If the catheter becomes dislodged or moves out of the vein, the fluid that was being infused through it could now…
May 22, 2019
Postpartum hemorrhage after delivery occurs when there is a loss of more than 500 ml of blood after a vaginal delivery or 1000 ml of blood following a C-section. If the heavy bleeding is not controlled it can lead to shock, loss of ability to have future pregnancies, permanent brain damage or…
May 07, 2019
For decades, transvaginal mesh has been surgically implanted in women across the nation and world to treat organ prolapse and urinary incontinence. For some women, the plastic medical device was helpful. But for tens of thousands – far too high a percentage for the vaginal mesh products to be…
May 06, 2019
 It happens roughly every seven seconds in the United States – someone is hurt on the job. In a year’s time, America’s working men and women will suffer 4.6 million injuries while at work, according to the National Safety Council. More than 5,000 will die.  Some of these injuries are not the fault…
April 24, 2019
PICC lines are used to provide long term intravenous access to administer IV medications, fluids, electrolytes or antibiotics. The lines are placed by doctors, nurses and nurse practitioners who must be aware of the potential dangers these central lines can cause. If complications are not diagnosed…
March 29, 2019
 When Robert Kraft was arrested recently for allegedly soliciting prostitution in Florida, the story not only brought unwanted attention to the billionaire owner of the NFL New England Patriots, it also focused on the epidemic of human sex trafficking. As USA Today put it: “The more significant…