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Medical Malpractice An Epidemic, Yet Doctors Consistently Walk Free

Doctors are practicing across the country in spite of serious errors and misconduct in their professional lives. A majority of those doctors who continue to practice have had their clinical privileges revoked by hospitals or have been strictly restricted in their practice, but the medical boards in their state have not taken actions against them…

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Blood Thinner Side Effects of Pradaxa Triggers Multiple Lawsuits

Following the formation of the pharmaceutical Pradaxa multidistrict litigation (MDL 2385) in late 2012, there have been more than 640 new federal claims filed. The majority of plaintiffs are alleging that the blood thinner has caused them internal bleeding and other potentially life-threatening side effects. Dabigatran, better known as Pradaxa, marketed by Boehringer Ingelheim, is…

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Surgical Complications Can Mean Good Business for Many Hospitals

According to an article published this April in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), rather than lose money when things go wrong, hospitals typically profit from the medical mistakes they make, whether or not negligence is involved. Interestingly, hospitals are compensated by insurers when patients stay hospitalized longer and additional care is required to…

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Better Workplace Regulations And Stricter Enforcement of Current Regulations Key to Workplace Safety

The recent fertilizer plant explosion which caused multiple fatalities and serious injury in West, Texas, has raised the public visibility of workplace safety issues. “Every worker should be able to feel that their safety and the safety of their coworkers is a priority,” stated Waxahachie personal injury attorney John Hale. “But unfortunately, workplace safety continues…

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Calls From Concerned Citizens A Help In Combating Drunk Driving

Calls from passing motorists can help Texas police locate drunk drivers and get them off the road. Many of the calls emergency dispatchers receive must be transferred to other jurisdictions and the 911 callers may not be present to see the driver they suspected of driving while inebriated, but both Texas dispatchers and police have…

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BPA Is Linked to Thyroid Hormone Changes, Study Finds

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical found in numerous household products, including plastic water bottles and canned food linings. Researchers are increasingly concerned about the effect BPA has on human health and have long-suspected that BPA may be affecting hormone levels in children and pregnant women. A new study out of UC Berkeley appears to…

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