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Common Medication Errors

November 10, 2016

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Medication errors are one of the leading causes of death and injury in hospitals today. They arise in several situations. Here are the most common forms of error:

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Why Increased Attention on Healthcare Associated Infection Control is Needed

October 11, 2016

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According to the Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths (RID), a non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives, hospital infections kill more Americans each year than AIDS, breast cancer and auto accidents combined. As stated by The Center for Disease Control (CDC), approximately 100,000 people die of a hospital-acquired infection per year, though experts believe the number is actually higher.  (more…)

 

Win Your Dental Malpractice Case with a Dental Expert Witness

August 16, 2016

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Most people dislike going to the dentist, and when that dentist is negligent, it can cause patients to experience significant permanent trauma and pain. The impact of dental malpractice on a patient can seriously influence their appearance as well as their general health. (more…)

 

Ask the Medical Expert: Electronic Medical Records, Medical Malpractice, and More

August 2, 2016

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The following interview is with a board-certified Internal Medicine doctor who has been involved in the medical-legal arena for the last 15 years.  He has been an actively practicing physician for the last 30 years.

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How a Medical Malpractice Case Can Arise from Respiratory Issues

June 30, 2016

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Asthma. Bronchitis. Emphysema. Lung cancer. AIDS.

 

A variety of conditions fall under the category of respiratory issues. Respiratory therapy is the treatment, management, testing, control, and care of patients suffering from issues with their cardiopulmonary systems. You can seek treatment for respiratory therapy at a number of locations including hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities, and even through home healthcare programs. (more…)

 

The Negative Effects of Prescription Painkiller Abuse

May 19, 2016

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Updated May 28, 2019

In the wake of Prince’s death, authorities issued a search warrant for his medical records and court documents identify a doctor who was treating him for an undisclosed illness before his death.

His death brings the conversation of prescription drug abuse and overdose again to the forefront of this national epidemic.
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The Importance of a Comprehensive Case Evaluation

April 20, 2016

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Sometimes, to control initial costs, an attorney will utilize a service that offers quick opinions on potential malpractice cases. Depending on the case, this may be an effective screening tool, but this scenario can also be problematic, since the experts do not always get the complete picture.   (more…)

 

Hiring a Nursing Home Expert Witness for Abuse and Infractions

March 28, 2016

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An article by The Nursing Home Abuse Advocate reported a new “record” has been broken in the form of $38 million. Extendicare Health Services Inc. agreed to pay $38 million to the U.S. government and eight states to settle allegations that it billed Medicare and Medicaid for substandard nursing care and unnecessary rehabilitation therapy.   (more…)

 

Physiatry’s Unique Applicability to Life Care Planning

March 18, 2016

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Throughout Life Care Planning’s history, Physiatry has played a central role, yet less than 1% of Life Care Planners are qualified physicians.

The unique qualifications of physiatrists afford them capacities that are not possessed by non-physicians and, in some cases, non-physiatric Life Care Planners. These capacities represent significant value to the subjects of Life Care Plans as well as to the parties who commission their production. In determining the best route to take for life care planning, we need to first understand Life Care Plans.

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5 Myths About Using an Expert Witness Referral Service

February 26, 2016

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A reputable expert witness referral service can be a great asset to attorneys and law firms. As an expert referral service that has been helping trial attorneys since 1974, we have had to demystify common objections to the types of services we provide. Here are 5 misconceptions we have encountered throughout our years.

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