May23, 2018

Medical Malpractice and Diagnostic Mistakes

Diagnosis is the medical process of determining which conditions or illnesses are causing a patient’s symptoms. Errors during surgery accounted for 24% of medical error claims, and errors in medical management accounted for 14% of the claims.

A new study found that diagnostic errors were the largest part of medical malpractice claims during the years 2013-2017, […]

May16, 2018

The Failures of the D.C. Veterans Affairs Hospital Are Part of a Larger Problem

The United States Department of Veterans Affairs is the second-largest agency in our country. It employs more than 377,000 people. It has a budget of $180 billion. It runs more than 1,700 hospitals throughout the country.

And it is systematically and systemically failing our veterans.

The Washington Post reported on March 16, 2018, that Inspector General Michael […]

May9, 2018

How a Bipartisan Bill on Sex Trafficking Put Google on the Warpath

Let’s start with the good news: Democrats and Republicans created a bill – together – that President Trump signed into law. That law is the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act, and it’s purpose is to stop people from trafficking boys and girls for sex via the Internet. The law was passed on April 11th – […]

May2, 2018

Woman Discovers Her Real Father Was Her Parents’ Fertility Specialist

Biologists James Watson and Francis Crick are credited with having discovered the structure of DNA. This discovery has paved the way for medical and scientific breakthroughs for combatting disease, using fingerprinting in criminal cases, modifying food, and giving the world Jurassic Park. Over the last 65 years, we have come to rely on DNA to […]

Apr25, 2018

Colorectal Surgery Malpractice Is More Common Than You Think

Colon and rectal surgeries, collectively referred to as colorectal surgeries, account for about 24% of all general surgery cases and about 15% of the physicians in this field face medical malpractice lawsuits each year. A study published in the Journal of Surgical Research analyzed 122 medical malpractice lawsuits and found that the most common cause […]

Apr18, 2018

Why is the Death Rate so High for Black Women in Pregnancy and Childbirth in the U.S.?

Black women in the United States are more likely to die during or after childbirth due to racial disparities in maternal health in this country. And article published by ProPublica and NPR reveals that the disparity is not about class or level of education attainment, as even college-educated mothers who deliver in local hospitals are […]

Apr11, 2018

Paulson & Nace Congratulates Christina Gil, This Year’s Scholarship Recipient!

Paulson & Nace, PLLC is proud to announce that law student Christina Gil has been awarded the Barry J. Nace Pursuit of Justice Scholarship for 2018! Ms. Gil is enrolled as a J.D. Candidate in American University Washington College of Law; she expects to graduate in 2020.
About Christina Gil
Ms. Gil is an extraordinary young woman. […]

Apr3, 2018

Under Armour Latest Company to Have Its Customers’ Data Stolen

On Thursday, Under Armour Inc. announced that 150 million accounts from its subsidiary MyFitnessPal were compromised. The breach included user names, email addresses, and hashed passwords. (Hashing is a mathematical function that converts an original string of data into a seemingly random string of characters.) Driver’s license numbers and payment cards were allegedly not comprised. […]

Mar28, 2018

American Express and Orbitz the Latest Companies to Expose Consumer Data

Word spread on March 21, 2018 of another data breach. This time the information came from American Express. Apparently, those who use American Express Travel may have had their data stolen due to a data breach at Orbitz. According to an email sent to American Express members, transactions made using the Orbitz platform between January 1, […]

Mar26, 2018

Facebook and Cambridge Analytica: Just Another Data Breach

There has been much in the news lately about Cambridge Analytica utilizing data from Facebook without consumer authorization. Despite the political upheaval around this, and the consequences it may or may not have had on the election in 2016, this is nothing more than a simple data breach case. Data breach occurs when users provide […]

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