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HTMLIn Medical Malpractice Case, Plaintiff’s Certificate of Qualified Expert and Report Were Legally Sufficient, and Thus, Trial Court Erred by Dismissing Complaint
Colleen K. O'Brien; Semmes, Bowen & Semmes A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
March 27, 2015, previously published on February 2015
In Powell v. Wurm, Slip Op., No. 0782 (Maryland Court of Special Appeals, Jan. 29, 2015), the Court examined the sufficiency of the medical malpractice Plaintiff’s certificate and report of qualified expert, which is a threshold requirement connected with filing a medical malpractice action...

 

HTMLHeart Drug Brilinta Increases Risk of Blood Loss
Stephen J. Burg; Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 26, 2015, previously published on March 19, 2015
Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca released the results of its 21,000-patient study for its new flagship heart drug Brilinta March 16 to mixed reviews after the risk of excessive bleeding became apparent, according to Reuters.

 

HTMLCalcium Buildup in Coronary Arteries Predictor of Heart Disease in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease
Stephen J. Burg; Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 25, 2015, previously published on January 23, 2015
A new study found the calcium buildup in arteries in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) may better indicate the patient's risk of heart disease compared to traditional measures, according to Health Canal.

 

HTMLGestational Diabetes Increases the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes in Children
Stephen J. Burg; Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 25, 2015, previously published on January 23, 2015
Scientists from Yale University school of Medicine found infants who were exposed to gestational diabetes were six times more likely to develop diabetes or prediabetes than unexposed children.

 

HTMLSmile Magic Dental Clinics Settle Texas Medicaid Fraud Allegations for $4.5 Million
Waters Kraus LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 23, 2015, previously published on March 19, 2015
Four dental clinics of the Texas Smile Magic chain have agreed to settle Medicaid fraud charges for a total of $4.5 million. The four clinics that will pay the record-setting settlement include: Smile Magic of Denton, PLLC; Smile Magic of Lewisville, PLLC; Smile Magic of Garland, PLLC; and Smile...

 

HTMLHospital-Acquired Infections Affect Patients of All Ages
Stephen J. Burg; Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 19, 2015, previously published on January 23, 2015
A new study by researchers from the University of South Carolina in Charleston was presented at the annual Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, and discussed patients' increased risk of infection the longer they stayed in the hospital.

 

HTMLPrediabetes Linked To Higher Risk of Cancer
Stephen J. Burg; Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 19, 2015, previously published on January 23, 2015
Chinese researchers conducted a large-scale analysis of studies involving people with prediabetes and their risk for cancer. The researchers found, through reviewing 16 studies, which included 891,426 patients around the world, that prediabetes increased the likelihood of a cancer diagnosis by 15...

 

HTMLDiagnostic Mistakes Primary Contributor to Medical Malpractice
Stephen J. Burg; Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 19, 2015, previously published on January 23, 2015
The Doctors Company, a physician-owned medical malpractice insurer, recently revealed diagnostic errors were the source of most medical malpractice claims across the country. The adverse events pertaining to this were misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis or failure to diagnose.

 

HTMLTestosterone and Estrogen May Be Linked to Risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest
Stephen J. Burg; Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 19, 2015, previously published on January 23, 2015
Researchers have discovered a correlation between the levels of sex hormones, testosterone and estrogen, and people who experience sudden cardiac arrest. The researchers from Cedars Sinai Medical Center in California and the Oregon Health and Science University measured the levels of sex hormones...

 

HTMLRespiratory Virus Hits Colorado
Stephen J. Burg; Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 19, 2015, previously published on January 23, 2015
Colorado is one of many states looking to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for help in stopping the spread of the severe respiratory illness Enterovirus D68 in children.

 


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