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Month: October 2012

Meningitis and the complexity of medical malpractice claims

There have been 23 deaths and 300 infections in the recent meningitis outbreak. Public health authorities estimate that 14,000 have been exposed to the steroids that were used as pain medications. The victims and families of the deadly meningitis outbreak have begun...

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Protecting all injured workers

Workers' compensation benefits are crucial for a construction worker injured on the job. In most situations, construction workers that are injured are unable to return to work for a significant length of time, if ever. Without workers' compensation benefits, not only...

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Spike in liposuction deaths exposes safety issues

A new study suggests that the liposuction isn't any safer than it was nearly 25 years ago when it was approved by the FDA. According to researchers, liposuction has been oversimplified by popular culture and promoted without giving Americans a clear picture of the...

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Patients at risk of post-surgical procedural errors

Any surgical and post-operative mistakes can have devastating consequences for patients. While hospitals implement safety protocols and procedures to ensure patient safety, a new report suggests that these processes may not be enough to prevent errors and injury. The...

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