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November 28, 2016

Non-English and Limited English Speaking Patients Have a Higher Risk of Experiencing a Medical Mistake

Driver fatigue is a universal problem that contributes to hundreds of thousands of motor vehicle accidents per year. In fact, according to a recent AAA survey, nearly half of all drivers admitted to falling asleep or nodding off while driving...

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November 21, 2016

Cancer Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose Often Ends in Tragedy

There are many types of medical error that end badly, but often the most tragic are those involving a misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose cancer. Many either lose their lives, or a portion of their body that never should have...

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November 15, 2016

Maternal Mortality Concerningly Common in United States

While it is fairly common knowledge that developing countries still struggle with infant and maternal mortality in childbirth, many wrongly assume that such tragedies are not an issue in developed nations. Unfortunately, nothing could be further from the truth. In...

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November 8, 2016

Essure Birth Control Implant Issued a Black Box Warning from FDA but Remains on the Market

Over the last decade, an estimated 750,000 women have received the Essure birth control implant. Thousands have reported health complications, some of which were life-altering. In response, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has moved to issue a “black box”...

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August 24, 2016

Information on Bad Doctor Behavior Varies from State to State

Savvy patients might know they need to research their doctor's history. They may even know where to look. But what they may not realize is that the information provided on bad doctoring practices and the disciplinary actions taken against poor-performing...

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