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    • A Senseless Twist on All-Too-Typical Road Rage

      A Senseless Twist on All-Too-Typical Road Rage

      On Thursday, March 2nd, a usually quiet, northeast area of our Nation’s capital bore witness to a very unfortunate event. Some have called what transpired an act of road rage and others simply labeled it as a straightforward case of […]

    • Do U.S. Hospitals Make the Grade with Maternity Care?

      Do U.S. Hospitals Make the Grade with Maternity Care?

      In an era when individuals are bearing more of, if literally not all, the financial burden for their health care coverage, we are seeing a much more heightened selection process in regards to where these consumers go for medical treatment […]

    • When Are Pharmacy Mistakes Considered Malpractice?

      When Are Pharmacy Mistakes Considered Malpractice?

      A few months ago, I wrote a blog about human errors comprising one of the leading causes of death in U.S. hospitals and how many healthcare facilities called these events “nevers” (as in, they should never have happened in the first […]

    • Can You Sue a Doctor for Lying? The Truth May Surprise You.

      Can You Sue a Doctor for Lying? The Truth May Surprise You.

      Anyone familiar with the Hippocratic oath understands the undeniable bond between medical care and ethics—ideally, physicians are driven by the desire to help patients, not hurt them. Yet, harm does sometimes occur, and patients have the right to hold such […]

    • Why Some Communities Are so Pedestrian-Unfriendly

      Why Some Communities Are so Pedestrian-Unfriendly

      According to a recently released study by Washington, D.C.-based Smart Growth America—the only national organization dedicated to better developed communities across the U.S.—those who choose to travel on foot could routinely be taking their life into their own hands. The […]

    • The Latest Threat to Your Health: Cyber Attacks

      The Latest Threat to Your Health: Cyber Attacks

      Last February, a small Southern California Hospital in a sleepy art deco neighborhood found itself under a full-scale attack that brought all semblances of health care to a standstill. While the Los Angeles Police Department and the FBI were sought […]

    • How Public Views Could Be Changing Liability Laws

      How Public Views Could Be Changing Liability Laws

      When an individual is injured in the process of medical treatment and suspects medical malpractice, he or she has the right to hold all responsible parties accountable for any negligence—including the hospital. That is, unless the treating physician is an […]

    • What Are Medical Malpractice Caps Really Costing Us?

      What Are Medical Malpractice Caps Really Costing Us?

      In a recent post, I explored the constitutionality of medical malpractice damage caps after Florida’s 2nd District Court of Appeal in Charlotte County ruled against limits on non-economic damages in October. Across the state in Broward County, a similar ruling is […]

    • An Unhealthy Habit: Using Phone Apps for Medical Advice

      An Unhealthy Habit: Using Phone Apps for Medical Advice

      According to the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, there are currently more than 165,000 health apps out there for Android and iOS smartphones and tablets. While some are simply either a coach or a convenience—think fitness trackers, runner’s logs or […]

    • Hospital acquired-infections are more common than you think.

      Hospital acquired-infections are more common than you think.

      According to some of the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on hospital acquired-infections, approximately 650,000 people picked up a bacteria or virus after being admitted to U.S. hospitals in 2011—of those, 75,000 died. […]