Blog Posts in December, 2014

  • The Financial Toll of a Wrongful Injury

    || 22-Dec-2014

    For many accident victims, getting medical treatment after a wrongful injury is near impossible. Without proper compensation, people who are wrongfully injured may never get the care they need to recover after an injury. The New York Times' series on the high cost of medical care in America, Paying Till It Hurts, revealed that medical expenses in the United States have soared to a near $2.9 ...
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  • NY Giants Want to Help High Schools Better Handle Football-Related Head Injuries

    || 6-Dec-2014

    New York Giants Chairman Steve Tisch just donated $1.2 million to NYC public high schools, all in the name of safety. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the donation would go toward helping high school football teams set up special programs to respond to head injuries. Football-related head injuries have made headlines of late, with NFL stars such as Kevin Turner, Leonard Marshall, and Tony ...
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  • Drug Manufacturers Must Update Explanation of Risks to Expectant Mothers, Says FDA

    || 5-Dec-2014

    The Food and Drug Administration recently announced that pharmaceutical manufacturers have to change the way they explain the risks expectant mothers face when taking their drugs. According to the FDA, the current way drug companies explain health risks is confusing and outdated. The FDA is hoping to lower the amount of babies born with birth abnormalities caused by exposure to certain ...
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  • For Low-Risk Pregnancies, Home Births May Be the Best Option, Says Britain

    || 4-Dec-2014

    Britain's National Health Service recently announced that women with low-risk pregnancies should consider staying home to have their baby, aided by a midwife. According to these regulators, nearly half of all women have pregnancies deemed "uncomplicated." According to updated information from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, healthy women with low-risk ...
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  • FDA Warns Laparoscopic Power Morcellators Can Spread Cancer

    || 2-Dec-2014

    About 50,000 women annually in the United States undergo uterine surgery via medical devices called "laparoscopic power morcellators." Now, the Food and Drug Administration warns that the device can spread cancer cells. Surgeons in the United States have been cautioned by the FDA to stop using laparoscopic power morcellators to perform uterine surgeries on most women. The medical ...
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