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Personal Injury Settlement – Who Will Pay the Medical Bills?

Personal Injury Settlement – Who Will Pay the Medical Bills?

| Personal Injury
This question weighs heavily on the minds of many personal injury victims. The medical bills following a catastrophic injury, like a spine injury, could exceed $4 million. Expenses related to other serious injuries, such as head injuries and even broken bones, could be tens of thousands of dollars. That’s especially true when considering physical therapy…Read the article
Is Tainted Baby Food in Your Pantry?

Is Tainted Baby Food in Your Pantry?

| Personal Injury
A number of popular baby foods have high levels of dangerous heavy metals. According to a recent Congressional investigation, the companies knew about this flaw, but sold tainted baby food anyway. Internal tests at Beech-Nut Nutrition Company, Gerber, Nurture, Inc. (Happy Baby products), and Earth’s Best Organic Baby Food (Hain Celestial Group, Inc.) all revealed…Read the article
What is Medical Malpractice? Our Answer

What is Medical Malpractice? Our Answer

| Medical Malpractice
What is Medical Malpractice? Professional malpractice is essentially professional negligence. Since patients depend on doctors for all their healthcare needs, physicians have a fiduciary duty toward their patients. Doctors must set aside all other priorities, especially making money, and only do what is best for their patients. In order to make money, many doctors are…Read the article
Hoverboard Dentist Gets Twelve Years in Prison

Hoverboard Dentist Gets Twelve Years in Prison

| Medical Malpractice
Earlier this year, Alaska dentist Dr. Seth Lookhart was convicted on multiple counts of fraud and other wrongdoing, including extracting a tooth while he rode a Hoverboard. In September 2020, he was sentenced to twelve years in prison. In 2017, prosecutors charged Lookhart with over a dozen infractions, including the aforementioned Hoverboard extraction. Lookhart jokingly…Read the article
Top 3 Most Diagnosed Primary Care Physician Claims

Top 3 Most Diagnosed Primary Care Physician Claims

| Personal Injury
Almost all Primary Care Physicians claim that they listen closely to their patients when they discuss their symptoms. Yet in these circumstances, most doctors only tune in for about eleven seconds. That brief interaction, along with some physician’s “I already know what’s wrong with you” attitude, often sets the stage for medical negligence. Doctors hear…Read the article
Is Camping Safe in the Coronavirus Era?

Is Camping Safe in the Coronavirus Era?

| Personal Injury
In a nutshell, the great outdoors (such as camping) are still pretty great, even during coronavirus pandemic, as long as you follow basic safe guidelines. A group of public health physicians rated outdoor camping as a relatively-low 3 on a 10-point risk scale. For comparison, they rated a gym as an 8 and a round…Read the article
What’s In A Name: The Different Types of Hospitals

What’s In A Name: The Different Types of Hospitals

| Medical Malpractice
In some ways, the three types of hospitals are quite different. In other ways, they are very much the same. For one thing, they all have a duty to treat patients, regardless of their ability to pay. Additionally, they all have the same legal responsibilities in terms of patient safety. The first incorporated hospital in…Read the article
Patient Abandonment Cases: What You Need to Know

Patient Abandonment Cases: What You Need to Know

| Medical Malpractice
Healthcare policy has quickly shifted to a central focal point in our world, and more people are facing obstacles in care that have been commonly unknown. Patient abandonment is far too real to those that have experienced it, and incidents are growing due to the coronavirus pandemic. Knowing what patient abandonment is, what role the…Read the article
COVID-19 Confidentiality and Your Right to Privacy

COVID-19 Confidentiality and Your Right to Privacy

| Coronavirus
A recent case before the Vermont Supreme Court in which an emergency room nurse revealed to police that an intoxicated woman she had treated intended to drive home, emphasizes the growing focus on the protection of patient data. While the outcome of the case was not surprising–the nurse was found not at fault because she…Read the article
Lawmaker Consider Additional Waivers for Doctors

Lawmaker Consider Additional Waivers for Doctors

| Medical Malpractice
Nebraska Republican Ben Sasse recently introduced the Facilitating Innovation to Fight Coronavirus Act. The coronavirus stimulus package already gives limited immunity to some volunteer healthcare workers. Now, a GOP senator wants to take things a step further. This provision would eliminate civil and criminal liability for health care providers who, while combating COVID-19, practice outside…Read the article