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A Civil Rights Crisis: Active Duty Members Can’t Sue the Military for Medical Malpractice

August 14, 2016

A Civil Rights Crisis: Active Duty Members Can’t Sue the Military for Medical Malpractice When 33-year-old Navy Lieutenant Rebekah Moani Daniel died due to improperly handled bleeding shortly after giving birth at Naval Hospital Bremerton, her devastated family ran up against a little recognized civil rights crisis. While a case Read More

Beware of Short Time Limits for Military Malpractice Cases

August 9, 2016

Last summer, a bill that would have helped medical malpractice victims in New York have their day in court, passed the assembly with overwhelming support, was sponsored by a majority of the State Senate and was endorsed by the Governor, yet still never came up for a final vote.  Lavern’s Read More

ZIKA VIRUS A THREAT TO PREGNANT MILITARY MEMBERS

August 4, 2016

ZIKA VIRUS A THREAT TO PREGNANT MILITARY MEMBERS CNN confirms that 41 military members stationed overseas have contracted the Zika virus-double the number of cases reported just last month. Those diagnosed with Zika include a pregnant soldier and seven military dependents. In pregnant women, the effects can be devastating, and Read More

IMPROVEMENTS IN VA BACKLOG BUT MUCH MORE IS NEEDED

August 4, 2016

The VA healthcare waiting list scandal of 2014 which led to development of The Veterans Choice Program allowing eligible veterans to see private doctors, did not do enough to resolve the care backlog as veterans still have to call the VA to get approval to choose a private doctor. Further, Read More

Lowering the Cesarean Rate Results in Rise in Birth Trauma

July 26, 2016

Brain injury to babies from prolonged labor For over 60 years, physicians have relied on something called the Friedman Curve to determine when labor was taking too long and cesarean delivery was needed.  In 2014, in an attempt to lower cesarean section rates, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Read More

Ten years on breast cancer drug may be better

June 6, 2016

A study released Sunday showed that staying on hormone therapy for 10 years reduces the risk of a recurrence of breast cancer. Typically the drug, letrozole, is given for only five years sometimes after a course of another hormone therapy tamoxifen.  While many women with early-stage breast cancer live for Read More

Counting the number of moles on your right arm may be a quick way to figure out your melanoma risk.

May 3, 2016

British researchers have found that the number of moles on your right arm can predict your total mole count.  Specifically, they discovered that more than 11 moles on your right arm means you may have 100 moles on your entire body. And experts have long agreed that the higher your total Read More

Medical Negligence Lawsuits: Few and Far Between

March 7, 2016

Although much attention has been given to “medical negligence liability crises,” in reality, very few injured patients ever file a medical negligence lawsuit despite the fact that 80 percent of medical errors involve physical injuries resulting in major disability or death.   According to the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) only Read More

Preventable medical errors: the sixth biggest killer in America

February 29, 2016

Preventable medical errors kill and seriously injure hundreds of thousands of Americans every year.  Preventing medical errors will lower health care costs, reduce doctors’ insurance premiums, and protect the health and well-being of patients. An Institute of Medicine study of preventable medical errors estimated as many as 98,000 people die from Read More

Gender discrimination prevents baby brain injured during birth at a military hospital from getting compensation: U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case

February 27, 2016

The Supreme Court will soon consider whether to correct a serious example of gender discrimination in the military. Air Force Capt. Heather Ortiz went to a military hospital ready to give birth to her child. Just before delivery, a series of errors by hospital staff caused her blood pressure to drop, Read More

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