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  • Defective Medical Device Injuries: Next Steps to Take

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 18-Dec-2017

    Defective medical devices like faulty surgical instruments, implants, pacemakers, and various prosthetics can cause serious injuries or death. Depending on the situation, a person who has been harmed by a defective medical device can bring about a product liability or medical malpractice claim to recover the damages that they have suffered. In this blog, we explain what steps to take if you or a ...
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  • America's Ongoing Opioid Crisis: Who's Responsible?

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 15-Dec-2017

    Many have argued that Big Pharma, specifically Purdue Pharma, is responsible for the opioid crisis that is currently sweeping our country. This popular sentiment was actually backed up by former DEA Agent and whistleblower Joe Rannazzisi on “60 Minutes.” However, Rannazzisi added a new twist to this view when he said, “the opioid crisis was allowed to spread - aided by Congress, ...
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  • Can I Sue a Nurse for Medical Malpractice?

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 7-Nov-2017

    No, doctors and hospitals are not the only ones that can be found liable for medical malpractice. In fact, any health care provider can be found at fault for injuries due to negligence. When a nurse’s negligence causes an injury to a patient, they can be sued for medical malpractice. Nurses, like doctors, are held to a certain standard or care. When a nurse’s action or failure to act ...
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  • Prescription Errors Are More Common Than You Think

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 23-Aug-2017

    Millions of Americans have filled a prescription at some point in their lives. While we trust our medications to help with our needs, prescription errors can cause significant harm. Many medication errors are discovered before they can cause harm, but 1.3 million Americans are injured by prescription errors each year. Prescription mistakes are surprisingly common, considering the serious ...
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  • At What Age Can Cerebral Palsy Be Diagnosed?

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 9-Aug-2017

    Cerebral Palsy is a condition that often results from an injury shortly before or during delivery. This condition can take time to diagnose, as there is no single test for Cerebral Palsy. As a parent of an injured child, you need a diagnosis to get help for you child, and it can be frustrating to wait to find out what may be wrong. In severe cases of Cerebral Palsy, it is possible that the ...
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  • What is the Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice Claims in Florida?

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 2-Aug-2017

    As a patient, you have the right to expect that your medical care will be safe, well informed, and adequate care will be taken to protect you. If you are injured by your medical care provider through negligence, however, you should have the right to receive compensation for your injuries. A medical malpractice claim can hold those responsible for your injuries accountable, and provide you with ...
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  • Filing a Lawsuit for Misdiagnosis: The Basics

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 28-Apr-2017

    Many medical malpractice lawsuits derive from the misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of an injury, illness, or another type of medical condition. When a doctor’s diagnosis error results in incorrect treatment, delayed treatment, or no treatment whatsoever, a patient’s condition can worsen to possibly fatal proportions. However, misdiagnosis or a diagnosis error on its own is not enough ...
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  • How to Know If You Have Medical Malpractice Case

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 15-Mar-2017

    Medical malpractice occurs when a patient is injured by a doctor, nurse, or another healthcare professional who fails to perform his or her duties in a competent manner. While the rules about medical malpractice differ from state-to-state, there are some general principles that apply to most cases. In order to prove that medical malpractice happened, you must demonstrate all of the following: A ...
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  • Minorities and the Increased Risk of Diabetes: What You Need to Know

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 7-Apr-2014

    Preventative health care begins with things like a healthy diet, regular exercise, and good stress-management practices. But there are some things that may affect your risks of disease that you can't control-and your race is one of them. Research shows minorities are at an increased risk of diabetes when compared with whites, and the Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the Food and Drug ...
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  • Diabetes Medications May Increase Cancer Risks

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 14-Jun-2013

    Merck & Co. is presenting a data analysis and safety profile from Januvia clinical trials at this week’s NIDDK-NCI (National Institute Of Diabetes And Digestive And Kidney Diseases) workshop. The type two diabetes medications under investigation are Januvia, Byetta, and Victoza. These medications are known as “Incretin Mimetics”. Incretins are a group of gastrointestinal ...
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  • Hospitals Communicate With Patients Thanks To Litigation

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 20-May-2013

    An article in The New York Times, by Joanna C. Schwartz, Assistant Professor of Law – Hospitals are becoming more open and transparent with patients in response to litigation. Schwartz surveyed over 400 people responsible for hospital risk management, claims management and quality improvement in health care centers around the country. The survey confirmed that while hospitals historically ...
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  • GranuFlo and NaturaLyte Dialysis

    Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 15-Jan-2013

    Dialysis A process in which toxic waste is removed from the blood system by neutralizing acids that build up in the blood. Dialysis, in essence, replaces the function of the kidneys. During dialysis, a mixture called ‘dialysate’ is used to remove toxic waist from the blood system. Dialysate Dialysates combine ultra-pure water, bicarbonate concentrate, and acid concentrate. GranuFlo and ...
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