Patrick Malone & Associates P.C. | DC Injury Lawyers

FDA data underscores why patients need to ask tough questions about care

The epidemic of overtreatment is hardly new, and it often stems from physicians’ tendency to order excessive tests. But now Uncle Sam is getting ready to step in even more, prompted in part by disturbing data that detailed…more
| Administrative Law, Health

Lawsuit leads to another head’s up about sports, concussion risks for kids

Americans may be thick-headed about many things. But slowly, it seems, our collective consciousness is rising about the risks our favorite pastimes pose to our health. A spate of indicators suggest that, finally, even die-hard…more
| Education, Personal Injury

You Should Know - November 2015

In This Issue: Protect Yourself; Party Checklists; and DUI Infographic. Thanksgiving dinner at your house this year? Throwing a holiday or New Year's party? Driving to or from any of these festivities? As we prepare to…more
| Consumer Protection, Personal Injury

It’s health insurance open enrollment — research, choose carefully

November has become more than the month devoted to families and feasting: It’s now the start of the season when Americans try like heck to avoid becoming health insurance turkeys. Open enrollment periods are under way — for…more
| Insurance, Labor & Employment Law

Prosecutors win rare murder conviction of M.D. in prescription drug deaths

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers but one voice among many that has declared that the United States is in the midst of a prescription drug abuse epidemic. As the CDC notes: “Since 1999, the amount of…more
| Criminal Law, Health, Personal Injury

Checklist for Avoiding Diagnostic Errors

The “say what?” study last month describing the disturbing frequency of errors in medical diagnoses has prompted much navel-gazing in many quarters. …more
| Consumer Protection, Health

Comparison Shopping for Medicare Drug Coverage

For many people, autumn is the season for enrollment in a medical insurance plan. Everyone, whether you’re 25 or 85, whether you’re covered through an employer plan, a state insurance exchange, private insurance or Medicare,…more
| Health, Insurance

Yep, There’s a Billing Code for That

If you think you’re waiting even longer at your doctor’s office these days, you might be right. And it might be due to the overhaul of the medical billing code system that requires providers to enter an alphanumeric…more
| Health

Why Industry Drug-Assistance Programs Are a Sham

You probably heard about the recent price hike for a drug critical to AIDS patients when the manufacturer sold it to an evil hedge fund manager who promptly marked it up 5,000%. This prompted Los Angeles Times columnist Michael…more
| Health, Insurance, Science, Computers, & Technology

Diagnostic Errors: Overlooked and Critically Important

People make mistakes in any line of work, and diagnosing a medical problem is no exception. But new research shows that diagnostic errors not only aren’t rare, they’re disturbingly common. Almost all U.S. residents will be the…more
| Professional Malpractice

Dirty Instruments Pose Threat to Outpatients, Too

Earlier this year, both patients and providers were shocked when a rash of hospital patients got seriously ill or died after medical devices used to examine their gastrointestinal tracts infected them because they were not…more
| Consumer Protection, Health, Personal Injury

Whistleblowers — and Taxpayers — Win Lawsuit over Medicare Fraud

Here’s another story with a satisfying ending and the take-home lesson that it’s a bad idea to cheat taxpayers and abuse medical resources. A chain of hospices agreed to settle a lawsuit over its overbilling of Medicare,…more
| Health, Government Contracting

FDA Warns Companies About Powdered Caffeine

We Americans love our energy-boosting drinks, never mind that so many have been shown to pose threats of heart disease, high blood pressure and other problems for some people. The newest form of caffeine-infusion is a powder…more
| Administrative Law, Consumer Protection

Weigh In on the New Dietary Guidelines

When it comes to healthful eating, it seems, what’s good for you today might not be what’s good for you tomorrow. In an effort to convey the latest in nutrition science, and to make information easier to understand, the FDA is…more
| Consumer Protection

You Should Know - September 2015

Beware of Lethal Dangers Lurking in Your Home: Common Household Products Can Put You, Others at Risk - A woman in South Jordan, Utah, was recently poisoned when she ordered sweet tea at a restaurant. While making the tea, a…more
| Consumer Protection, Products Liability
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Contact: Patrick Malone

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  • Military Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
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  • Virginia
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