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How the CDC’s Prescribing Guidelines are Hurting Patients

In 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published their guidelines for prescribing opioid medications. To prevent misuse of these potent and addictive medications, the guidelines impose supply limits on the number of pills that can be dispensed by a primary care physician, and the number of refills a patient can receive. While » Read More


Risks Associated with Home Births

The child birthing process is one of the most incredible, overwhelming, life-changing experiences for a woman. It is also an extremely personal process. Some women prefer to deliver their baby in a hospital surrounded by doctors, nurses, and high-tech medical equipment, in case something goes wrong. Others choose to deliver at home with the help » Read More


Pursuing a Stroke-Related Malpractice Case

A stroke is a potentially life-threatening medical condition that occurs when the blood flow to the brain has been disturbed, either by a clot or bleeding in the brain. It is the third leading cause of fatality in the United States, fatally injuring approximately 150,000 people each year. Thousands more are left with severe, permanent » Read More


Johns Hopkins Medical Centers Failing Their Own Safety Measures

The Johns Hopkins Medical Centers possess a reputation for patient safety excellence. The network of medical centers within their system consists of four centers in Maryland, and two others based in Washington, D.C. and St. Petersburg, Florida. Their seemingly stellar reputation stems from the creation of a medical checklist that reportedly saved many lives. Doctors » Read More


Dental Procedure Turns Tragic for Two-Year-Old Patient  

Kool Smiles is a privately held dental company that provides a range of dental services for low-income families. From regular cleanings and routine X-rays to more involved procedures like roots canals and crowns, Kool Smiles claims that they offer high quality dental services at a low cost families can afford. When the family of a » Read More


Medical Errors are One of the Leading Causes of Fatality in the United States  

Heart disease, cancer, and other serious illnesses claim the lives of thousands of people in this country every year. However, you may be surprised to know that a significant percentage of fatalities in this country are caused by medical errors. In fact, researchers from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine found that, every year, there » Read More


Larry Nassar Argues Sexual Abuse of Gymnasts was Medical Malpractice

Disgraced gymnast physician Larry Nassar was sentenced up to 175 years in prison for his decades of sexual abuse of hundreds of female athletes. After pleading guilty in court, he claimed that he only did so because he lost support from the medical community, not because he felt genuine remorse for the physical and emotional » Read More


High Price of Medical Errors

Medical errors are the third leading cause of fatality in the United States, according to researchers at Johns Hopkins University. As patients, we trust that we are in good hands, and that our healthcare professional is going to provide the exceptional medical care we deserve. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Medical errors have » Read More


Misdiagnosing the Common Flu

From aches and pains to the chills and high fever, the common flu can feel uncommonly miserable. Fortunately, today’s flu vaccines are effective against most strains of the flu, and new vaccines continue to be developed. However, there are several serious health conditions that cause flu-like symptoms, including strep throat, bacterial meningitis, and pneumonia, but » Read More


How Standard of Care Impacts a Medical Malpractice Case

When you make the decision to pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit, you must be able to prove that the healthcare professional in charge of your care was negligent in some way. One of the first questions that will be asked is whether the healthcare professional failed to follow the medical standard of care when treating » Read More