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Catholic Church Sex Abuse Scandal — Victims Are Striking Back

June 6th, 2012

The sex abuse scandal that has publicly rocked the Catholic Church for more than a decade has actually been around much longer than that. Rachel Zoll of The Associated Press writes that one priest, who happens to have founded an entire religious order dedicated to rehabilitating …

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Delay of Treatment of Priapism Can Lead to Permanent Erectile Dysfunction

May 30th, 2012

Priapism is a prolonged, unwanted and often painful erection which requires prompt medical treatment to avoid the risk of permanent sexual dysfunction and impotence. Due to the sensitive nature of the topic of priapism, sufferers may be hesitant to report it, but delay by the …

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Shingles: What to Know About Symptoms, Anti-Virals and Personal Medical Advocacy

May 23rd, 2012

The disease of shingles is a reactivation of the varicella zoster (chicken pox) virus. It is in the herpes family. The herpes diseases like chicken pox remain latent or hidden in certain nerve roots in the spinal cord. With shingles, there is a reactivation of …

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No Expectation of Privacy on Facebook for Personal Injury Litigants

May 9th, 2012

On the topic of social media, this blog has already covered the judicial precedents being set in the state of Pennsylvania with regard to insurance companies probing plaintiffs’ Facebook profiles. As judges become more familiar with the sensitive nature of an individual’s social media profile …

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Jurors Instructed to Unplug from Social Media

May 2nd, 2012

The number of users on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ is growing, and as it does, its prominence in law suits increases exponentially. In February 2012, this blog covered the precedents being set in the state of Pennsylvania about whether insurance …

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School Bus Accidents — What You Need to Know

April 25th, 2012

Though not a new phenomenon, school bus accidents have been increasingly prevalent in the news in recent months, locally, nationally, and even internationally. We have heard of injuries to children, bus drivers, other motorists and even several deaths. But what are the facts about school …

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Warfarin (Coumadin) Drug and Other Potential Interactions

April 18th, 2012

Have you ever wondered how well pharmacies are able to detect and protect against drug interactions between the various prescriptions you may be taking? Many pharmacies use computer software designed to search for possible drug interactions between the medications prescribed for you by your various …

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Depakote Linked to Neural Tube Birth Defects | Spina Bifida | Anencephaly | Encephaloceles

April 11th, 2012

Depakote (a pharmaceutical name for valproate semisodium) has been prescribed as a mood stabilizer since the late 1970s, particularly for sufferers of epilepsy. Today, the medication is mostly used to treat bipolar disorder (manic depression) and migraine headaches. It has proven to be incredibly effective …

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Defective Dryer Causes Deadly FireHas Medical Malpractice Tort Reform Enacted any Positive Change in the United States?

March 28th, 2012

The question is whether or not medical malpractice tort reform has enacted any positive change in the United States. The answer you get depends almost completely upon whom you ask. Advocates for tort reform legislation argue that doctors who fear lawsuits for medical negligence practice “defensive …

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Kernicterus Medical Malpractice Lawyers Say Know The Risks of Jaundice

March 14th, 2012

Kernicterus is a rare but serious disease that affects babies soon after they are born. It is especially tragic because it is so easily prevented. The first indication of the disease is the yellowing of a baby’s skin, called jaundice, which is caused by an excess …

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How Failure to Prescribe Folic Acid Can Lead to Spina Bifida and Other Neural Tube Disorders

March 7th, 2012

Spina bifida is a very serious developmental disorder in which a child’s neural tube (the spinal cord and its surrounding tissue) does not close completely. For this reason, it is often known as an NTD, or neural tube disorder. Other disorders that fall under this …

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Fraud in Hospital Adds to Increased Cost in Healthcare Affecting Medical Malpractice Issues

February 21st, 2012

As we have written about before on this blog, rising medical costs are often attributed to increases in doctors’ malpractice insurance premiums due to so-called “frivolous” litigation. This is certainly what many in the media and in politics will have you believe because it squarely places …

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