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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

260 people die everyday from medical malpractice

It is estimated by certain reports of medicine that every year between 120 and 260 people die everyday as a result of medical negligence. This is a very high figure that needs to be quickly addressed to make hospitals safer and more trustworthy for the patients. One of the most significant consequences of medical malpractice is birth injury.  The beauty of the birth of a child immediately turns into a nightmare if the new born suffers injuries due to the negligence of the health care professional.

Anyone who feels that the negligence of the doctors or nurses played a role in the birth injury of a child can immediately consult with a medical malpractice lawyer who has expertise in birth injury cases.  Call 1-800-669-4878 to be connected with a Birth Injury lawyer in your area.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

$77 Million Awarded in Birth Injury Lawsuit - HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE?

I am sure you have seen newspaper headlines that have read astronomical verdicts for medical malpractice cases in recent years.  $40 Million, 77 Million...even verdicts that exceed $100 Million.  This has led many of you to think "How is that possible?", "I'll get injured if it means I can get that kind of money", or "that's unfair.".     It's important to point out a few important facts and variables regarding these cases. 

First, anyone who is severely injured enough to warrant a high verdict would trade all the money to have their health back.   Ask any paraplegic what he would give to be able to walk again. 

Second, here is a sample breakdown of a recent birth injury verdict:
The jury in this case returned a huge verdict of $77 Million to be apportioned as follows:
  • $3 million for past pain and suffering
  • $6.1 million for future medical costs
  • $40 million for future cost of custodial and residential care
  • $3.1 million for future cost of rehabilitation
  • $20 million for future pain and suffering
  • $4.9 million for future lost earnings

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Nursing Home Abuse Statistics

Nursing Home Abuse Statistics
  • 1 out of 3 nursing homes across the country have been cited for nursing home abuse and other related infractions.
  • 11% of nursing homes have been cited for unnecessary dispensing of prescription drugs
  • 1/4 of the aides prosecuted for abusing patients have previous criminal records and 5% of nursing home aides across the nation have criminal records.
  • 1 to 2 million Americans over 65 have been abused, neglected or mistreated by their primary caregiver.
  • In 1999, 5,000 death certificates of nursing home patients listed dehydration, malnutrition, starvation, or bedsores as the cause of death.
  • CNN reports that just over 90% of nursing home facilities are understaffed. These staff shortages lead to increased instances of health problems, neglect, and abuse.
  • Only 16% of elder abuse cases are ever reported, according to the National Elder Abuse Incident Study.

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Dangers of Lice Shampoo's with Lindane

What is Lindane used for?
Lindane is used in shampoos to treat children with lice. Also used to treat pubic lice (“crabs”), and scabies.

Why was Lindane Recalled (or why should it be)?

It has not been recalled as of yet. Lindane is very dangeous stuff. This highly toxic pesticide is a suspected carcinogen and a threat to nervous and hormone systems in people. Most countries have abandoned lindane, and the U.S. has banned it for many uses, including on pets. But, astonishingly, lindane is still used on children with lice.

The FDA actually approved to market this poison as a prophylactic agent! Lice are already resistant topermethrin poison, but children are not resistant to these poisons.
This Stuff is POISON!!!! It is a pesticide and they are giving it to children. One Company proudly proclaims the termiticide (poison) they sell to use against termites is the same active poison ingredient used as a lice shampoo for children.

Our evil and corrupt Food and Drug Administration still maintains that lindane products are “safe and effective when used as directed!” Thiseven though the contrary health evidence, not to mention, federal law that clearly states it is illegal to say any pesticide poison is “safe”.

What Makes Lindane a dangerous Drug ( side effects):

  • seizures
  • uncontrollable body shaking
  • It is poisonous.