Lawyer of the Year – Jonathan Schochor – Best Lawyers

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Lawyer of the Year – Jonathan Schochor – Best Lawyers Recognized in: Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs See More About this Prestigious Award

Asthma Patients May Receive Too Many Steroids

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A common treatment for asthma may cause long-term complications and side-effects. Asthma is a common problem of the respiratory system.  The condition occurs when the airways between the nose, mouth and lungs become inflamed, produce excess mucous, and become constricted as a result.  When the airways narrow, breathing becomes difficult and patients experience tightness of … Continued

Purdue Pharma Pleads Guilty, Sackler Family Admits no Personal Accountability in Opioid Crises

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The manufacturer of OxyContin, Purdue Pharma, agreed to settle federal criminal charges by pleading guilty and agreeing to a multi-billion dollar fine regarding its handling of what became the opioid crisis. As the generational scars of the opioid crises settle deeply into communities throughout the US, state and federal agencies look for financial support and … Continued

Optimizing Telehealth for Safe Delivery of Healthcare

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Telehealth is a trend that is here to stay.  A recent report from The Joint Commission offers guidance on the use and challenges of remote healthcare. The delivery of remote healthcare was growing slowly, but consistently, before 2020.  At the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the use of telehealth rose dramatically as patients and providers … Continued

EHR Transparency—Clinical Notes Soon Available to Patients

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Federal rules will soon provide patients wider access to their medical records through their electronic health record (EHR). As part of the sweeping 21st Century Cures Act, patients will be able to view clinical notes created by their healthcare providers. Access to medical records is not new.  In 1996, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability … Continued

New Blood Test May Identify Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Test in One Hour

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Science may soon take a step forward in the battle against drug-resistant bacteria. For critically ill patients, identification of an infectious bacteria can literally mean the difference between life and death.  If an infection is misdiagnosed, or a bacterial strain is treated with an inappropriate antibiotic, the patient can suffer irreparable harm, including death. According … Continued

Obstetrical focus on Happier Mom could mean Healthier Baby

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As the saying goes “A happy mom means happy baby.”  A recent study underscores the thought, revealing mom’s emotional state could mean a happier—and healthier – baby. A recent study published in JAMA Network Open took a look at whether there could be an association between psychological distress in mom and the developing neural networks … Continued

Report Points to Microwaves as Cause of Brain Injury of Diplomats

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From crickets to a Chinese cover-up, theories behind the cause of a neurological illness suffered by American diplomats and CIA operatives have been batted about for years.  Recently a report commissioned by the US Department of State suggests the cause of the injury and who may have been behind the attacks. Two years ago, we … Continued

After Serious Medical Error—Can you Sue the Hospital?

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Mistakes occur in healthcare settings every day. If you, or a family member, are seriously injured due to a medical error—who can your attorney pursue for compensation on your behalf? The Joint Commission is a watchdog organization that researches, develops, and promotes best practices throughout the healthcare industry. The Joint Commission certifies approximately 21,000 health … Continued