Dec 19, 2018

Farxiga and Jardiance Linked to Limb Loss and a Rare, Flesh-Eating Genital Infection

According to a new observational study published in the BMJ in the November 2018 issue, a class of type 2 diabetes medications called sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors has been associated with twice the risk of lower limb amputations compared with other type 2 diabetes medications. The BMJ study reports that SGLT2 inhibitors are associated with [...]

Dec 12, 2018

Are African Americans Being Excluded from Clinical Trials?

An expose published in Stat magazine with data from ProPublica reveals the dearth of African American patients in clinical trials for breakthrough cancer drugs. However, it is not just clinical trials for cancer drugs which seem to exclude black patients. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) conducted a [...]

Dec 4, 2018

Certain Drugs Given to ICU Patients May Extend Their Recovery Time

New research has revealed how certain drugs provided to patients in intensive care unit (ICU) settings may, instead of shortening recovery time after hospital discharge, actually lengthen that time and prolong muscular weakness. A recent study published in the online journal CHEST closely examined the impact of particular drugs administered to patients on medical ventilation. [...]

Nov 27, 2018

Attorney Barry Nace Speaks at NBTA About the Federal Tort Claims Act

Barry Nace, founding partner at Paulson & Nace, PLLC, spoke at the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) November 2018 All Star Conference. NBTA is an organization operating under the auspices of the American Bar Association with authority to grant Board Certification in various legal areas. An attorney must pass a rigorous test, receive support [...]

Nov 21, 2018

How Anesthesia Errors Can Lead to Brain Damage

Although the majority of surgeries require some form of anesthesia, the use of anesthesia always carries some level of risk to the patient. For this reason, the administration of anesthesia must be carried out with great care and precision in conjunction with proper diagnosis and patient monitoring. Unfortunately, errors and subsequent complications do occur in [...]

Nov 14, 2018

Unnecessary Heart Stents Can Put Patients at Risk

Many individuals who experience chest pains, shortness of breath, or other health concerns contact their doctor and discover that their heart is not receiving a proper flow of blood. Lack of blood flow and oxygen to the heart creates the symptom of chest pain. This condition is known as angina. The commonly accepted way to [...]

Nov 7, 2018

The Most Dangerous Birth Injuries Requiring Urgent Medical Intervention

Any physical harm an infant suffers as he or she is in the process of being born is referred to as a birth injury. Damage that occurs to the mother during birth may also fall under this term, but less commonly. A birth injury is distinct from a birth defect which originates or grows while [...]

Oct 31, 2018

Failure to Diagnose and Misdiagnoses of a Spinal Cord Abscess

Medical malpractice doesn't just mean instances like when a surgeon makes a mistake during surgery. Medical negligence can also include times when a doctor fails to diagnose (or misdiagnose) a condition completely. Errors like these often lead to tragedy and catastrophic injuries. A spinal cord abscess (SCA), sometimes called an epidural abscess, is an infection [...]

Oct 23, 2018

Dispelling the Myth of the Frivolous Lawsuit

There is a pervasive – and dangerous – belief in America that our court system is clogged with unnecessary, “frivolous” lawsuits. This myth is the reason we so often see our civil justice system under attack by politicians, political action groups, and even some journalists. The truth is, civil lawsuits are at an all-time low. [...]

Oct 16, 2018

No End in Sight for Cellphone Robocalls

Every cellphone owner is all too familiar with robocalls. The pesky phone calls just don't seem to stop—from unknown area codes, from local area codes, from people posing as IRS agents, Social Security agents, or other government entities. And, if some corporations have their way, robocalling might get even worse. The Washington Post recently reported [...]

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