Category Archives: Medical malpractice law

GA Appeals Court Throws Out Verdict in Med Mal Trial Over Back-Breaking Fall From Deer Stand

Stock image. Atlanta—Georgia's Court of Appeals this week threw out a defense verdict in a 2015 medical malpractice trial against a doctor blamed for a hunter’s back-breaking fall from a deer stand. Berryhill v. Daly, STCV1102180. .. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Congress wants VA to study medical marijuana as PTSD treatment

A bipartisan bill introduced in the House of Representatives calls on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to research the efficacy of marijuana for treating PTSD. In the spring, 25 members of Congress filed the Medical Cannabis Research Act of 2018. One of the lawmakers, Rep. Matt Gaetz, R –Fla., explained the need for research into this issue. “Cannabis reform has always faced a ‘catch 22’ in Congress,” said Gaetzat a press conference announcing the bill. “But, often times we cannot perform research without changing the law. Our bill ends this logjam, by opening access to cannabis research and pursuing potential cures wherever we may find them.” Because of the limited scientific studies on how marijuana can treat PTSD, advocates for exploring its therapeutic properties cite anecdotal evidence from veterans who rely on medical marijuana to combat their symptoms. Due to federal law that classifies the use of cannabis as….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Nearly 1,400 understaffed nursing home recently saw their star rating lowered by Medicare

Understaffed nursing homes cause patients to be neglected. The most common result is the development of bed sores or broken bones after a fall, both leading to hospitalization. Until recently, the five star rating system published by the government  to help American families find a nursing home for their loved ones wasn’t  taking the payroll of each facility into account for their ranking. However in 2010, the Affordable Care Act required that Medicare collect and publish payroll data of nursing home instead of having the nursing home reporting their own data to the government.  Medicare found that many nursing homes were reporting numbers exaggerating staffing that were masking significant fluctuation in day-to-day staffing with huge shortfalls during the weekends. As a result 1,387 of the 15,616 skilled nursing facilities in the country received the lowest rating, one star, for staffing after Medicare recently changed its rating. Continue reading →.. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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British Scientists Develop Device to Detects Brain Injury

A team of researchers at University College London has developed a device known as a broadband near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) that uses light to detect brain damage in infants. They are now planning a clinical trial of the NIRS. What is near-infrared spectroscopy? Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) is a spectroscopic method that uses the near-infrared region of the electromagnetic spectrum. There are many different applications of NIRS which include astronomical spectroscopy, agricultural, pharmaceutical, and neonatal research. Continue reading The post British Scientists Develop Device to Detects Brain Injury appeared first on Maryland Medical Malpractice Attorney Blog... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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What Happens if I Get in a Wreck in a Different State?

It’s a question most people would not ask themselves until it’s too late: “what happens if I get in a wreck in a different state?” Car accidents can happen anywhere at any time. And while your car insurance coverage meets your state’s minimum requirements, what happens if you’re involved in a car accident outside of your state of residence? Are you still covered for injuries and damages? Personal injury laws and regulations differ across state lines, so the location of an auto accident can make quite a difference to victims. Continue reading → The post What Happens if I Get in a Wreck in a Different State? appeared first on Dallas Auto Accident Attorneys Blog... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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