You’ve visited your doctor feeling lethargic and weak. You’re diagnosed with depression, but you only find out much later that you actually have a thyroid disease.
Or perhaps what you were told was acid reflux turns out to be a serious case of throat cancer.
In both of these cases, starting the necessary treatment could have lessened or even prevented a much more serious problem – if you only found out in time. Continue reading “What if You Have Been Misdiagnosed?”
The FDA has issued an official warning on the use of sleep positioners meant to keep infants under the age of six months from rolling over.
Such devices are often marketed as reducing the risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). However, the FDA states that it has never approved any item for such use. There is no evidence that any product claiming to prevent SIDS can actually do so.
Baby sleep positioners may be labeled as “nests” or “anti-roll” supports or devices. Continue reading “FDA Issues Warning on Infant Sleep Positioners”
Faulty insulin infusion sets have been identified due to an error in which a vent membrane gets blocked with fluid. The membrane is intended to release pressure inside the pump. But when it blocked, it resulted in excessive doses of insulin.
The risk of getting a high insulin dose is greatest when the infusion set is changed out.
Fortunately, this flaw hasn’t resulted in any fatalities. Affected individuals noticed that their blood sugar was way too low and took action to counter it. Continue reading “Medtronic Diabetes Infusion Sets Recalled, FDA Reports”
Many unfortunate victims of medical malpractice lost out on the chance to see compensation for their suffering because they didn’t know what to do.
Don’t make the same mistakes. Do follow this list of the dos and don’ts for filing a medical malpractice claim.
Continue reading “Suspect Medical Malpractice? What to Do and Not Do”
A Gwinnett County movie theater was the site for a credit card scam involving two employees may have compromised hundreds of bank and credit cards.
Eight people have already been confirmed to be affected by this scam.
Have you visited this theater complex any time from May through July of this year? You should seriously consider contacting your bank or credit card company to get new cards and numbers issued. Continue reading “Think You Might be a Victim of Credit Card Fraud? Here’s What to Do”
A weight-loss procedure involving inserting a silicone balloon into the stomach has been associated with five deaths within the past year.
According to the FDA, Orbera Intragastric Balloon System and ReShape Integrated Dual Balloon System were linked to the five deaths. Continue reading “FDA Issues Safety Alert on Balloon Surgery for Obesity Treatment”
That moment when you walked into your home and realized a stranger had been there is one you’ll never forget.
It can take a few minutes for the reality of the situation to set in.
Locks are broken. Furniture has been moved. Things are missing.
You’ve been robbed. Continue reading “What to Do When You’ve Been Robbed”
Doctors, hospitals, and patients alike are concerned about the recent recall of a line of coronary catheters. Three of Abbott Vascular’s products have a record of malfunction that has proven fatal in one case. Accordingly, Abbott voluntarily recalled these devices on March 22, 2017. Could this recall have affected you? Continue reading “FDA Announces Recall on Abbott Vascular Coronary Catheters”
Malpractice cases can be tricky to win when time is not on your side. They take a while to prepare but you don’t usually have much time to do so.
Before you attempt the strenuous process of opening a malpractice suit, you need to be sure that you have an actual case on your hands. Continue reading “Do You Really Have a Malpractice Case?”
On September 9, 2016, OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) released some new guidelines for employers with a whistleblowing employee.
OSHA-reviewed settlements between employees and employers revealed a disturbing trend: companies would use these documents to put red tape in place which prevented employees from taking independent legal action.
Continue reading “OSHA Is Protecting Whistleblowers with New Settlement Guidelines”