Jul12, 2017

Howard University Hospital Is in Crisis

Howard University Hospital (HUH) has suffered a steady decline from its glory days as a grand hospital for the middle-class black patients of the city, to an institution that is leaking respected physicians, accreditation for five of its training programs, administrators and money. The Washington Post published an extensive expose revealing that the hospital has […]

Jul5, 2017

Seven Emergency Surgical Procedures Account for 80% of Medical Complications and Deaths

Approximately 3 million Americans undergo surgery each year in the United States with some of those procedures being elective and others are emergencies. All surgeries carry varying degrees of risk, and every time a patient goes under the knife they open themselves up to the opportunity for a medical mistake. The Washington Post reported on […]

Jun28, 2017

Killer Drug Fentanyl is Fueling the Opioid Epidemic Death Rate

Actiq, the original fentanyl drug, was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1998 to treat cancer breakthrough pain, but with additional safety measures. The dangerous drug was prescribed and dispensed in the form of transdermal patches and lozenges. Today, however, many of the cases of fentanyl-related injuries may be attributed to […]

Jun23, 2017

A Doctor’s Negligence Injured a Newborn, but Taxpayers Were Left with the Bill

When you think of medical malpractice, what comes to mind might include a doctor making an honest mistake, a miscalculation, or some confusion in communication among the medical team ended in an error that harmed a patient. But would you think that a doctor, who was in the process of delivering a baby who was […]

Jun15, 2017

When Psychiatric Care Crosses the Line into Medical Malpractice

Most people associate medical malpractice with errors made by medical physicians in the care of their patients. However, just like medical doctors, psychiatrists have a duty to perform their professional duties with a reasonable standard of care. The personal nature of psychiatric treatment creates an extremely delicate relationship that can easily become inappropriate if the […]

Jun8, 2017

BMW’s Parked Cars Are Spontaneously Combusting, and No One Seems to Know Why

There have been a number of vehicle recalls in the last three years that warranted serious investigation: Takat’s exploding airbags, Jeep’s defective gear shifters, Volkswagen’s faulty emissions testers. Not since the Ford Pinto, however, have we seen something as dangerous or as serious as this. BMW cars are spontaneously combusting even while they are turned […]

Jun1, 2017

Another Successful Kingman Island Bluegrass & Folk Festival This Year

On May 13, 2017, Washington, DC was alive with the sounds of strings. Guitars, banjos, cellos, fiddles – you name it, and you could hear it, drifting across the Anacostia River. It was the annual Kingman Island Bluegrass & Folk Festival, an event which helps support the Living Classrooms Foundation. It may have been a […]

May31, 2017

Amtrak Engineer Charged with Involuntary Manslaughter Stemming from the 2015 Derailment

In May of 2015, eight people died and more than 200 sustained injuries after an Amtrak train derailed outside of Philadelphia. Now, two years later, the victims and their families may actually obtain the justice they seek; The New York Times reports that the engineer, Brandon Bostian, was charged with involuntary manslaughter on May 12, […]

May25, 2017

The TLA-DC’s Annual Gala Was Truly An Affair to Remember

On May 13, 2017, the Trial Lawyers Association of Washington, DC hosted its 62nd Annual Awards Dinner, themed An Affair to Remember at the historic Howard Theater. This year’s gala was put together by Paulson & Nace, PLLC’s own Christopher T. Nace, who was elevated to the position of President of the TLA-DC at the event. […]

May17, 2017

Can Prescribing Doctors be Liable for Medication Addictions?

Pain medications are an essential part of medical treatment, with physicians prescribing them to help patients manage the pain caused by illness, injury, or a medical procedure. Unfortunately, many of these medications are highly addictive, which places a greater responsibility on prescribing physicians to closely monitor these patients for over usage and signs of addiction. […]

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