New Lawsuit Claims NutriBullet Blenders Explode and Cause Bodily Harm
Posted on July 10, 2018

Capital Brands, the maker of the high-speed blender NutriBullet, is now facing a lawsuit that alleges the company failed to warn consumers about the gadget’s potential to explode without warning. Such explosions, the new suit claims, can cause severe injuries…


ABLE Program in Jeopardy – What Does That Mean for People with Disabilities?
Posted on July 3, 2018

After a couple of years spent hacking away at disability budgets, the Trump administration faces a new challenge: Is it willing to save the ABLE program? If we don’t see more people open up ABLE accounts in the near future,…


Secret Data Revealed: VA Nursing Homes Hid Poor Quality Care for Years
Posted on June 27, 2018

More than two-thirds of the 46,000 seniors receiving care at Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) nursing homes suffer serious health problems. They’re more likely to have bedsores or pain, for example, than residents of private nursing homes. You might assume,…


Medical Malpractice More Common Than You’d Think – Survey Finds 1 in 5 Americans Are Victims
Posted on June 21, 2018

When 2 years ago Johns Hopkins researchers came out and announced that medical errors were the third-leading cause of death in the U.S., it vaulted the malpractice epidemic to the forefront of the American healthcare conversation. Americans responded in disbelief,…


These Top 5 Tort Reform ‘Hypocrites’ Want to Limit Consumer Rights
Posted on June 20, 2018

The Center for Justice and Democracy (CJ&D) recently published its list of “The Top 30 ‘Tort Reform’ Hypocrites of 2018.” Advocates of tort reform believe there should be limits on when individuals can sue for damages, and how much courts…


3 Injuries Linked to Medical Error at Boston Children’s Hospital, but System Slow to Change
Posted on June 18, 2018

Medical errors and malpractice are the third leading cause of death in the United States, according to a 2016 Johns Hopkins University study. The importance of this statistic was highlighted in a recent review of Boston Children’s Hospital that found…


New York Times: Yelp Reviews Could Reveal the Truth about Nursing Homes
Posted on June 11, 2018

A lot of us look to Yelp for the best of local shopping, food, and services. But how many of us would trust it to root out facilities worthy of caring for our elderly loved ones? Not many, according to…


Could the Cause of the Spike in Medical-Error Death Be the Lack of a Doctor-Patient Relationship?
Posted on June 8, 2018

A long time ago, before the great discoveries of modern medicine, the most physicians could offer a suffering patient were a pair of ears and empathy. Now, we have the immense knowledge and impressive technology needed to make amazing things…


Posted on June 5, 2018

A Texas jury has just awarded more than $1.2 Million to a Houston firefighter who claimed a Cook Inc. Medical device perforated his major organs. The jury found that Cook hadn’t sufficiently warned about known risks associated with the device,…


Public Education and Prevention Efforts Mark Elder Abuse Awareness Month
Posted on June 5, 2018

June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about the kinds of abuse and neglect that happen in home care and nursing home settings. The effects of elder abuse are lasting and tragic, since abused individuals have…