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$3.5 Million Jury Verdict for Patient’s Paralysis After Negligent Cervical Epidural Injection

Harriet Cook, 83, suffered from a degenerative spinal condition in her neck. A pain management specialist, Dr. Michael Rubeis, did a fluoroscopic cervical epidural injection to help with Cook’s pain symptoms. During the procedure, Cook complained of pain. Nevertheless, Dr. … Continue reading

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Rehospitalization Rates for Medicare Patients Soars

According to a recent editorial in the NY Times, an alarming one-fifth of all Medicare patients discharged from the hospital end up back in the hospital within 30 days, and fully a third return within 90 days. If this yo-yoing could … Continue reading

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California Physician Charged in Self-Referral Case With Felony Insurance Fraud and Perjury for Allegedly Referring Workers Comp Patients to a Laboratory and Surgery Center In Which He Allegedly Had Ownership Interest

Referring patients to other business entities that a physician has an ownership interest in can be a violation of the law depending on the type of patient (Medicare, workers' compensation) and it is important to ensure that the rules are … Continue reading

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Maryland Court Rejects Malpractice Award Based on Patient’s Suicide

If you believe that you have been a victim of a medical professional’s mistake, you need a seasoned Baltimore medical malpractice attorney who will fight to get you the best possible result. Determining whether you have a viable medical malpractice … Continue reading

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Recent Survey Finds Economic Downturn Taking Toll On Patients And Communities

Posted by Jacqueline Colclough According to a new survey from the American Hospital Association (AHA), six out of ten hospitals in the United States are seeing a greater proportion of patients without health insurance coming through their emergency departments, while … Continue reading

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