The message starts in pre-school. Be nice. Don’t tease. Nobody likes a bully, so don’t be that way. But unfortunately, bullying is still pervasive in public and private schools across America. So pervasive that we’ve even developed whole TV shows about the after effects: “13 Reasons Why,” “The Perks of Being A Wallflower,” and “Cyberbully.” Unfortunately for kids, so much of the bullying takes place online in social apps that are not regulated by teachers or parents. Continue reading “The Bullied Child”
Many Americans rely on a daily medication to keep their body in working order. People swallow pills or receive injections that they trust will do their job to keep them healthy and away from harm. When a prescribed drug not only fails to work, but results in more harm and irreversible damage, the outcome can be devastating.
What if you were a type 2 Diabetic that took a specific medication to control your blood sugar, but instead this drug gave you a flesh-eating bacteria? Sadly, this is the reality for some. Along with immediate medical treatment, you need an experienced personal injury lawyer who specializes in defective drugs by your side. Continue reading “When Treating Your Diabetes Turns Into Your Worst Nightmare”
With extraordinary advancements in healthcare, a wide range of medical devices continue to “escape scrutiny on their path to the American market,” as reported by Time Magazine in reference to the latest documentary released by Netflix in July 2018, The Bleeding Edge. From cobalt-based hip replacements to vaginal mesh, surgical robotics, prosthetic limbs and pacemakers, complex, new-age devices are promoted, despite lax testing requirements and clinical trials. Consequently, devices that are “new,” not proven, have harmed both physicians and patients. Continue reading “Medical Devices: “New” Is Not Proven”
In the US, we haven’t always done a good job of teaching children the value of hard work, earning money, or more importantly – the wisdom of creating and staying in a budget. Adults who got a pre-approved line of credit in college in order to finance spring break may still be paying off that debt several years later.
But not you. You took drastic steps to pay off your credit cards, to get rid of your student loan payments; you wanted to be able to buy a nice house and a good car for yourself and your family. Continue reading “Good Credit Can be Hard to Keep”
Osteoarthritis affects millions of people every day. It causes swelling and stiffening of joints and cartilage, making any movement painful. Though it can affect a younger person, there’s a greater chance of developing it after the age of 60.
Approximately 27-30 million Americans have osteoarthritis; for about half of those people, it affects their knees. Developing a treatment for it is crucial for many of those individuals, since the traditional treatment alone – taking an anti-inflammatory medication – wasn’t cutting it. Continue reading “Knee Injections That Harm Instead of Heal”
Electing to undergo a permanent birth control procedure is a major decision, and one that you trust will be both effective and safe. Today, there are birth control options that involve implanted medical devices or products that prevent pregnancy. While it can be upsetting when any type of medical product fails, one that involves an implanted birth control device can result in complications that are especially serious. Sadly, thousands of women have reportedly suffered devastating side effects from a permanent birth control device called Essure. Stated complications include chronic pelvic pain, autoimmune responses, ectopic pregnancy, migraines and even death. Continue reading “Essure: You May Have a Claim”
A data breach is the unintentional release of secure or confidential information to an untrusted environment. Data breaches can be a very serious legal matter, especially when the data leak is due to faulty security measures or improper protocols in reporting the incident. A data breach for a large corporation that handles a high volume of private information can be a nightmare for all parties involved. While it is critical for the attacked corporation to disclose the data breach and hire third-party investigators, it is equally important for clients affected to understand their rights and take appropriate legal action if necessary. Continue reading “ComplyRight Data Breach: Were You Affected?”
It’s Sunday evening. You’ve been out with your family all evening. The kids are ready to do the bedtime boogie when they go inside and you’re looking forward to some quiet time with your spouse before the week begins.
You pull into the garage and go inside the house and suddenly wish you hadn’t. The back door has been kicked in and your living room lay in shambles. Someone is coming down the stairs and you freeze, not knowing what to do. Continue reading “When Thieves Break in and Steal Your Security”
The call comes during dinner. It’s unexpected; your mom doesn’t usually call at this time. “Dad’s on the way to the ER,” she says. “It’s his heart.”
The rest of the conversation is a blur as you start a mental list of what you need to pack to go. It’s a good hospital; his cardiologist is there, you think to yourself. Medical knowledge and devices are so far advanced from where they were when your grandmother died of heart failure. He’ll be okay. But when you get to the hospital, you find out he’s not. Your father died while they were operating. Continue reading “Cardiac Device Malfunctions Can Be Deadly”
Anyone who works with children of any age should be above reproach when it comes to their behavior among students. The operative words here are “should be,” but unfortunately, that “should be” isn’t always true.
The #metoo movement of the last year has shone a light on sexual harassment and assault within adult society, but kids also need a voice and the protection of the adults around them. School children need to be able to grow up in innocence, without the trauma and damage that comes from sexual abuse from the adults around them. Continue reading “Protecting Our Future”