3 Reasons Why Malpractice Victims Avoid Legal Action, and Why Patients Should Think Twice about Their Rights
Posted on August 16, 2017

When a child is born with an injury, the mother deserves answers. But when that child is diagnosed with a permanent disability resulting from those injuries, such as cerebral palsy, she deserves much more. These circumstances can arise from harmful…


FDA Safety Warning: 5 Tragic Deaths Related to Approved Obesity-Fighting Balloon Treatment
Posted on August 14, 2017

In an “unanticipated” series of tragedies, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) confirmed Thursday that a balloon weight loss system designed to treat obesity has killed 5 of its patients. The deaths occurred from 2016 to present. Four of…


Consumer Advocacy Groups Fight Back against Trump's ‘Shameful’ Nursing Home Arbitration Rule Change
Posted on August 11, 2017

Earlier this year, the Trump administration announced plans to strip nursing home residents of their legal right to sue care facilities by enforcing binding arbitration in case of disputes. While this was welcome news for the facilities – as it…


Trump Backs Industry Agenda Once Again: Lobbyists Given Free Reign to Destroy Medical Malpractice Bill
Posted on August 9, 2017

Ever since Republicans gained full control of Congress 6 months ago, Big Business has found a number of ways to manipulate the law in its favor. In February, the National Rifle Association (NRA) succeeded in repealing gun control measures for…


Essure Patients Speak Out about Health Concerns in Horrific Washington Post Feature
Posted on August 7, 2017

Seven weeks after her twins were born, a Washington woman decided she was done having children. But her obstetrician-gynecologist advised against the well-known tubal ligation, or having her “tubes tied,” which can be a complicated, risky procedure. Instead, the doctor…


Popular Liquid Glitter Apple iPhone Cases Recalled after Causing Severe Chemical Burns
Posted on August 3, 2017

If you’re the proud owner of an iPhone case that consists of liquid glitter, then you may want to think twice about snapping it in place around your phone and sliding it into your pocket. In fact, you may just…


Hidden Costs, Real Consequences: Unexpected Costs of Living with Disability
Posted on August 3, 2017

Disability is a fact of life. Everyone becomes less “able” as they get older, needing more time or help to accomplish formerly routine tasks. Yet other disabilities are present from childhood, and this includes cerebral palsy and Erb’s palsy, both…


Daiichi Sankyo Settles Lawsuits for $300M over Blood Pressure Drug Benicar
Posted on August 2, 2017

Daiichi Sankyo has reached an agreement to pay up to $300 million to settle approximately 2,300 lawsuits alleging the Japanese drug makers of failed to warn consumers that its blood pressure medication Benicar® could cause gastrointestinal illnesses. Benicar is used…


Nursing Home Lobby Conceals Elder Abuse While Arguing for Higher Reimbursement
Posted on July 27, 2017

When it comes to big political lobbying organizations who expect big returns on their investments, we usually think of oil and gas companies who want to expand their clout and drilling rights. We aren’t necessarily quick to identify the “nursing…


Distracted Doctoring: Are Cell Phones Putting Patient Safety at Risk?
Posted on July 20, 2017

If the U.S. government took only 1 percent of the money funneled into terrorism prevention, instead using it to improve patient safety, the department of health could save an exponentially higher number of lives. Considering post-9/11 terrorism activity has only…