Malpractice suits and c-sections

Does Fear of Malpractice Suits Lead to More C-Sections?

Elective Cesarean sections (C-sections) have become increasingly popular over the past three decades. In 1970, they accounted for five percent of all births. By 2007, that figure had grown to 31 percent. There is increasing speculation that a rise in malpractice suits is directly linked to a rise in elective C-sections. Second only to neurosurgeons,
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medication management

Reduce Your Risk of Medication Error

With an ever-growing list of drugs available in the pharmaceutical world, a chance for error is always possible. Mistakes involving prescription medications and over-the-counter drugs occur with surprising frequency in the United States. The potential for error begins with the initial prescription. Dispensing by the pharmacist is the next cause for possible concern. Once in
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Elderly drivers

When Is It Time for Your Elderly Parent to Stop Driving?

As adult children watch parents age, concerns for their health and safety may become overwhelming. Failing eyesight, memory loss, and changes in levels of concentration are signs that elderly parents need to reassess their ability to safely operate a vehicle. Having that conversation with a parent is often difficult. They may interpret it as a
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night-shift work

Working Night Shift Increases Accident Risk

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly 15 million Americans are employed in second or third shift positions. While the pay increase may be appealing, the effects on the body can be severely detrimental. This is particularly true in certain positions that rely on keen awareness and quality decision making skills. Medical professionals, police
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Cycling and helmets

Cycling and Helmets

Bicycling is an increasingly popular form of transportation and exercise that promotes a healthy body and environment. With cycling groups forming around the country and children participating in “Ride to School” programs, it is more important than ever to understand the benefit and necessity of wearing a safety helmet. While 70 percent of all bike
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Tampa Birth Injury Attorney

The Concerns about Zofran and Birth Defects

Zofran (ondansentron) is a drug manufactured by Glaxo Smith Kline as an anti-nausea medication. It was originally marketed for patients undergoing chemotherapy and other surgeries that produce severe nausea and vomiting. However, its effectiveness at treating nausea made it appealing to pregnant women who were suffering from morning sickness. Although the Federal Drug Administration (FDA)
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A Personal Injury Lawyer Discusses What to Do When Bitten By a Dog

Each year, roughly thousands of Americans are treated for dog bites. Although most dog bites are not critical, they can still cost you in medical bills, time away from your job and mental anguish. If you, or someone you know, has suffered from a dog bite, here’s are some treatment guidelines, besides signs for knowing
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car accident attorney

How to Proceed When Injured by a Driver with No Insurance

When you suffer injuries in a car accident in which another driver is at fault, you expect their insurance company to cover your property damage, medical bills, and other losses. However, what if the other driver does not have insurance? Then what do you do? No-Fault Insurance Coverage under Florida Law Under Florida law, insurance
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hip injury

Hip Pain After an Accident: What it Could Mean

After a car accident, your body might have suffered trauma, even if you do not see any immediate injuries. However, the shock of the impact can cause residual effects to your body, including injury to one or both hips. Symptoms of Hip Pain After an Accident Your hips carry much of your body’s weight. Hip
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