Sep 23, 2020

Medical Device Recalls Jump More than 31% During Second Quarter of 2020

Beyond issues surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, medical device recalls have had their fair share of headlines this year. In the second quarter of 2020, the number of medical device recalls increased by over 30 percent. Here’s what you should know. Stericycle Expert Solutions issues annual quarterly reports detailing recalls encompassing the consumer products, pharmaceutical, food [...]

Sep 18, 2020

Vaping in Young People Substantially Increases Their Risk of Getting COVID-19, Study Says

According to a new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine, vaping among teenagers and young adults significantly increases their risk of testing positive for COVID-19. The research revealed that among the young people who were tested for the coronavirus, the ones who engaged in vaping were between five to seven times [...]

Sep 9, 2020

Washington VA Medical Center Continues to Fail Its Patients

The VA Office of Inspector General released a report in July regarding an incident that occurred at a Washington, D.C. VA hospital in early 2019. The incident in question involved a veteran who arrived at the hospital asking to stay the night, because he or she was battling withdrawal from opioids and was having suicidal [...]

Sep 2, 2020

Metformin Recall Spreads to Seven Manufacturers

An investigation into the diabetes medication Metformin by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began in December 2019 after the drug was recalled in other countries. It was announced in May by the FDA that lab tests revealed levels of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) that came in higher than recommended by the agency. Not long after the [...]

Aug 27, 2020

Proposed Liability Shields Could Pose Harm to the Public

The public has already had enough to deal with when it comes to the Coronavirus pandemic. Now, lawmakers want to add to it by instilling liability shields for certain professions that would prevent workers from bringing lawsuits related to the Coronavirus if their employers provided unsafe working conditions. This could pose serious harm to the [...]

Aug 20, 2020

Paulson & Nace, PLLC, Attorneys Named to 2021 Best Lawyers List

Paulson & Nace, PLLC, is pleased to announce that all three of our attorneys were named to the 2021 Best Lawyers in America list: Barry J. Nace, Christopher T. Nace, and Matthew A. Nace. All three attorneys were named to the list for their work in the Washington, D.C., region. The Best Lawyers list has [...]

Aug 12, 2020

Is It Ever “Okay” to Withhold Information from a Patient?

Ethics is always a hot topic when discussing the medical profession. There are plenty of doctors who always make ethical decisions when dealing with their patients. However, there are times when ethics come into question because of information being withheld. Is it ever okay for a doctor to withhold information from a patient? When looking [...]

Aug 5, 2020

What Is the Difference Between “Duty of Care” and “Breach of Care”?

What does a doctor actually owe you as a patient when you are under their care? This is a question raised by many who have suffered at the hands of their medical provider. There is a difference between the duty of care and breach of care when it comes to medical malpractice. Understanding what a [...]

Jul 29, 2020

New Study Shows Promise for Early Detection of Newborn Brain Trauma

Brain trauma is one of the most devastating diagnoses a doctor can give to the parents of a newborn child. Conditions like cerebral palsy, Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy, umbilical cord issues: these are the conditions that nightmares are made of. Even “mild” brain trauma is serious, and can lead to difficulties for the rest of the [...]

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