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Greg Webb

Nursing Homes Hiding The Keys to the Courthouse With Arbitration Clauses

One of the more vulnerable times in our lives is when we, or a loved one, enter a nursing home. It is a time of high emotions and typically involves some precipitating event. In the middle of this stressful time […]

Greg Webb

Physicians Warned of Risks in Fibroid Removal Procedure: Morcellation

According to the FDA about half a million women undergo hysterectomies every year; about 50,000 of those operations involving ‘power morcellation’ of tissue containing fibroid tumors. “The procedure involves using a device to cut tissue into pieces that can be […]

Greg Webb

HCA Physicians Peforming Unnecessary Heart Procedures According to Investigation

According to recent articles in the New York Times and USA Today, some cardiologists in the nation’s largest for-profit hospital chain, Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), have been…

Greg Webb

Lap Band Surgeries, Risks, and Misleading Advertising

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued warning letters to a California marketing company known as 1-800-GET THIN and to eight other affiliated weight-loss surgery centers, for using…

Greg Webb

Technology Health Hazards 2011

Can you guess what the top technology health hazard is this year? The ECRI Institute of Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, has evaluated the most hazardous technology to patients and produced a list of…

Greg Webb

FDA Scolds Eye Care Health Professionals About False Claims

Last week the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Letter to Eye Care Professionals with a broad warning against deceptive, potentially harmful advertising that makes false claims,…

Greg Webb

Medicare Seeks to Improve Medical Care Quality

A recent study led to a frightening statistic: one in seven Medicare patients are harmed during their hospital visit. The government study caused the new chief of Medicare to demand steps for…

Greg Webb

Military Members May Soon Sue for Medical Malpractice

The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) recently spoke out in support of the Carmelo Rodriguez Military Medical Accountability Act. The bill, headed up by Rep. Maurice Hinchey (D-NY),…

Paul Thomson

Norwegian Infection Control Methods Worth Replicating

An article posted on Sphere.com discussed Norway’s unusual method of virtually eliminating the dangerous staph infection: limiting the use of antibiotics. The staph infection, caused by…

Paul Thomson

Database of Medical Malpractice Unavailable to the Public

Tulsa World reported that there is a national database of medical malpractice data that the public is unable to fully access. The database is maintained by the U.S. Department of Health and…