May3, 2016

Wrong-Way Truck Accident Leaves 4 Dead near Ghent, WV

You may not have ever experienced what it feels like to see a vehicle approaching yours on your side of the road traveling the wrong way, but when it happens it can be frightening. Wrong way crashes are not incredibly common, but when they do occur they can cause serious injuries and death.

In March 2016, […]

Apr28, 2016

Jury Awards $502 Million Verdict in J&J Defective Hip Implant Lawsuit

In March 2016 a federal jury in Dallas awarded $502 million to five plaintiffs who claimed that they suffered severe injuries from defective hip implants manufactured by DePuy Orthopedics, which is a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. According to a story in The Dallas Morning News, after 37 days of testimony and five days of […]

Apr26, 2016

Pills Causing Panic: Heartburn Drugs Tied to Higher Risk of Kidney Disease

An estimated 15 million Americans use proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), which are sold by prescription and over-the-counter under a variety of brand names, including Nexium, Prilosec and Prevacid. The PPIs lower the acid in your body and help fight off heartburn or acid reflux disease. A study was published on Jan 11 2016 in JAMA […]

Apr22, 2016

What Caused the Spike in Pedestrian Deaths in 2015?

According to new data released by the Governor’s Highway Safety Association, there is a projected 10 percent spike in pedestrian fatalities in the 2015 traffic crash data. This is anticipated to be the largest annual increase ever in these numbers, which is causing great alarm for the safety agencies that track these numbers. In the […]

Apr19, 2016

New Study Links Traumatic Brain Injury and Increased Risk of Suicide

Whether you suffer a traumatic brain injury from playing sports, a violent attack or a car crash, a concussion can have a devastating impact on those who survive them. A new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal shows that head injuries cause more damage than previously thought and carry far more significant long-term […]

Apr14, 2016

Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Filed over Serious Back Injury from a Botched Lumbar Puncture

When you are suffering from severe symptoms and you need emergency care, who do you trust more than your doctor at your local hospital to fix you up and send you on your way? In most cases, that is what happens. Unfortunately, an Illinois woman had a less than satisfying outcome after visiting Centegra Hospital-McHenry […]

Apr12, 2016

Motor Vehicle Accidents Caused by Failure to Yield Right of Way

Yielding the right of way to other drivers is one of the hallmarks of responsible driving behavior. Anyone who has been driving for any length of time has seen that driver who just pulls out into the intersection or speeds up when entering the Beltway, causing other cars to slam on their brakes to avoid […]

Apr8, 2016

MedStar’s Medical Meltdown

MedStar Health is continuing to recover after a malicious rasomware virus attack on Monday, March 28, 2016, stormed their servers, leaving many patients unable to receive treatment and medication. Many patients received a message indicating that their appointments needed to be rescheduled due to the facility’s inability to access records online or check their emails. A MedStar official stated that the incident had […]

Apr7, 2016

Can the Data Collected by Your Health Apps be Sold to the Highest Bidder?

Most users mistakenly assume that the data that health apps collect is private unless they decide to share it. They may blithely assume that HIPPA laws protect the privacy of their health records. According to health policy researchers in a study published in the March edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association, that […]

Apr5, 2016

Tort Reform is a Myth, and Congress is Lying to You

As a society, we forget that we have certain rights especially if it’s not pertinent to our particular life at a particular time. We feel as if, “Well, I’m not affected, so why worry about it?” But this country has held that whoever you are, you may sue a person who injures you and eventually […]

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