Oct 16, 2019

It’s Time to Tackle Never Events

According to a recently published analysis, approximately 25% of hospitals fall short of the Leapfrog Group’s standards when it comes to addressing and responding to patient harm events, often referred to as never events. The report revealed that 74.5% of 2,000+ hospitals that provided feedback on the 2018 Hospital Survey issued by Leapfrog adhered to [...]

Oct 9, 2019

Evidence Shows Women’s Health and Pain Issues are Taken Less Seriously Than Men’s

Historically, modern medical research has focused on the health of men, based on statute and tradition. Only in the past 2 to 3 decades, have restrictions that prohibited many women from participating in clinical trials been lifted, allowing researchers to thoroughly and scientifically consider how the health outcomes of women differ from men’s. Due to [...]

Oct 2, 2019

The Deadly Threat of Superbugs in Hospitals and Beyond

When you visit or are admitted to a hospital as a patient, you are entering the confines of a complex health care system in which many communicable diseases and opportunities to acquire those diseases are present. The term used for this occurrence is Hospital Acquired Infection. Of particular concern today are certain strains of bacteria [...]

Sep 26, 2019

The CDC is Pursuing Possible Links Between Vaping and Severe Illness Across the Nation

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating incidents of severe pulmonary disease among individuals who have used e-cigarettes in a number of different states. As of this month, the state of Wisconsin has the most cases, with 16 confirmed and 15 additional under investigation. The respiratory symptoms suffered by patients as [...]

Sep 11, 2019

Some of the Many Federal Laws that Apply to Physicians and the Medical Practice

There are many federal laws that physicians and those who work in the medical profession must know. Failure to comply with these laws may be a sign of negligence if a patient was injured while under the care of a physician, hospital, managed care provider, or other health care professional. We wanted to take a [...]

Sep 4, 2019

Your Surgeon May Be Performing Another Surgery at the Same Time as Yours

Some doctors, primarily specialists, take the idea of multi-tasking too far, conducting two or more different surgeries at the same time. Most patients never know that the surgeon they trusted to handle only their procedure was actually involved in multiple surgeries at the same time. Doctors and hospitals argue that these multiple surgeries save costs, [...]

Aug 29, 2019

It’s Getting Harder to Get Good Health Care in Rural America

There’s a rural health crisis in America that is making it harder and harder for people who live in certain parts of West Virginia to get quality health care. One of the biggest problems is that primary care physicians, the lifeblood of smaller communities, tend to leave for better-paying pastures in the suburbs and the [...]

Aug 19, 2019

Paulson & Nace, PLLC Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America

Paulson & Nace, PLLC is pleased to announce that Barry J. Nace, Christopher T. Nace, and Matthew A. Nace have all been recognized in this year’s edition of Best Lawyers in America. Best Lawyers in America is one of the most esteemed publications in the country. It recognizes the best lawyers in every practice area [...]

Aug 14, 2019

Allergan Breast Implant Recall Issued Due to Cancer Risk

CNN reported on July 25, 2019, that Allergan “issued a worldwide recall of Biocell textured breast implants and tissue expanders that have been linked to a rare cancer. The move came after the US Food and Drug Administration requested the manufacturer voluntarily recall the products.” Allergan claimed the recall was in response to global information [...]

Aug 7, 2019

4 Factors Necessary to Prove Causation in a Medical Malpractice Claim

When you file a medical malpractice claim, you must be able to prove causation. Causation is a legal term that refers to the required proof regarding a particular issue that stems from a specific action. As the plaintiff, you must prove the defendant’s action(s) or failure to act in some way (among other things) contributed [...]

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