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Getting the Best Medical Care: a Newsletter from Patrick Malone - May 2013

In This Issue: - When Hospital Errors Follow You Home, and Into Your Soul - What Survivors of Patient Harm Can Expect - Hurting the Healing Process - Learn More About Your Rights and How to Reduce the Harms of...more

You Should Know - March 2013

In This Issue: - Silent Epidemic - Types of Abuse - Know the Red Flags - Excerpt from Learn to Spot the Red Flags of Elder Abuse: Abuse of Elderly a Growing Concern in Aging America: Right now, millions of...more

Getting the Best Medical Care: a Newsletter from Patrick Malone - November 2012

Some of the rewards of reading your own medical records are obvious. It's the best proven way to make sure the doctor understands everything you've tried to communicate to him or her, and vice versa. Still, many are reluctant...more

Seniors Stop Taking Antidepressants When They Fall Into Medicare’s Donut Hole

The advent of Medicare’s Part D drug plan introduced everyone to the concept of the “donut hole.” That’s the point at which prescription drug coverage ceases for a period during which the plan member pays full price. The gap...more

Getting the Best Medical Care: a Newsletter from Patrick Malone - July 2012

In This Issue: - What's Wrong with the Pregnancy Health Care Assembly Line - Ten Overused Technologies in Childbirth - Improving Your Odds of Safe Birth - Check Out Our Previous Tips Excerpt from Ten...more

Brighter Future for Veterinary Malpractice Claims

Published on the National Business Institute Continuing Legal Education (CLE) website on January 3, 2012, as part of Michael Kaiser's ongoing Animal-Law blog. ...more

Getting the Best Medical Care: a Newsletter from Patrick Malone - April 2012

In This Issue: - Heart Health: Vigilance on the Basics, and Forget About the Whiz Bang Stuff - Some Lesser Known Heart Risk Factors - Recent Health Care News You Should Know About - Check Out Our Previous...more

ETHICAL RESPONCIBILITIES OF HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS & FIRST RESPONDERS

With specialized knowledge and training all health care professionals are held to certain legal requirements, this article is dedicated to the first responders and the very important medical-legal concepts such as negligence,...more

New York Cerebral Palsy Lawyer from The Perecman Firm Sees Hope in a Protein that Prevents Cerebral Palsy-like Brain Damage in...

New York cerebral palsy lawyer David Perecman comments on new research from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Scientists at the school recently have shown that a protective protein may help prevent...more

New York Erb’s Palsy Lawyer from The Perecman Firm Commends NFL Player Adrian Clayborn

New York Erb’s palsy lawyer David Perecman applauds Adrian Clayborn of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The defensive end is playing outstanding NFL football this season even with damage to his arm caused by Erb’s palsy. “His...more

Youth and Tanning Beds: Do Not Mix

The groundswell against the use of tanning beds got an additional boost last week when California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation prohibiting children younger than 18 from using the body-bronzers as of January 2012....more

Gray Areas of Informed Consent

Medical professionals are required to make sure patients are fully informed about a procedure in order to consent to it. In the United States, failure to obtain informed consent prior to performing a medical procedure is...more

Getting the Best Medical Care: A Newsletter From Patrick Malone - August 2011

In this issue: How Bringing an Ally to the Doctor's Office Can Help You Get Better Care; Switching Doctors When You Need To; More Reading on Getting the Right Diagnosis; Check Out Our Previous Tips; and more. Here's...more

HOW TO INCREASE PATIENT SAFETY WITH TECHNOLOGY

A recent report from Quality of Health Care in America puts to light the deviation between what is known to be good care in the hospital environment and the care that is actually received. This deviation in care is described...more

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU’RE PATIENT THREATENS TO SUE

It’s no secret among the medical community that there are patients whose only purpose is to find fault with everything the physician, nurse and health care team are doing. These patients are rarely seriously ill but want to...more

Pediatricians Update Patient Safety Guidelines to Reduce Risk of Malpractice to Kids

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has revised its patient safety guidelines to reduce unintended harm to children by the healthcare system. Noting that national awareness of patient safety risks has grown in this...more

Plugging the "Black Hole" in Medical Licensing Boards

Too often, patients and families with a serious complaint about an incompetent or unethical medical doctor will write their concerns to the state licensing board and then see their case drop into a black hole. But now, thanks...more

What Massachusetts Consumers Can Learn About Their Doctors Online

Massachusetts consumers can learn about their doctors' safety records right online from a powerful state database....more

Malpractice and Preventable Harm Still Common in Hospitals, New Study Finds

A study of ten hospitals in North Carolina finds a one-in-four chance of being hurt by medical care, a rate that hasn't improved in the ten years since a landmark study said that 100,000 Americans were killed by malpractice...more

Recall of the DePuy Hip Replacement Device: Know Your Rights

RECALL OF THE DePUY ASR HIP REPLACEMENT DEVICE: KNOW YOUR RIGHTS WARNING This alert is to help those persons who have been victimized, or will be victimized, by a failed hip surgery replacement implant between the years...more

Is It Malpractice? A Guide for Patients Who Have Been Hurt in the Health Care System

When a routine illness turns into disaster without warning, when doctors abruptly turn defensive and uncommunicative -- these are the signs that sometimes make patients and their families start to ask difficult questions...more

Dental Group Scams, Dentist Fraud, Rip Offs, Bait and Switch, False Advertising and Dental Malpractice in California - A...

Dental Fraud and Malpractice Attorney Sebastian Gibson Discusses Dental Group Scams, Dentist Fraud, Rip Offs, Bait and Switch Tactics, False Advertising and Dental Malpractice in California and how a few bad apples in the...more

The Consequences of Truth Compulsory Medical Error Reporting in New Jersey

This article (a) examines physicians' ethical obligation to report medical errors to their patients, (b) discusses the literature which analyzes why they fail to do that, (c) explains how New Jersey made an ethical...more

Schmidt v. Posnick

Order Allowing Claim for Treble Damages for plastic surgeon's promises in an email, before and after photos on website and...

This D.C. medical malpractice/consumer protection case involved allegations against a plastic surgeon of both medical malpractice and violation of the DC Consumer Protection Act which allows for triple damages. In this...more

Paul vs. Providence Health System-Oregon

Appellants' Opening Brief Oregon Court of Appeals

Providence Health System's employee took unencrypted computerized medical records on some 350,000 patients to his home left them overnight in a car. A car prowler stole the tapes. Oregon patients filed a class action...more

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