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Court Ruling with Big Oncology Implications Looms
The ACA’s preventive care mandate, currently under constitutional review, has significantly impacted rates of cancer screenings and early-stage diagnoses. The outcome of this case could reshape the landscape of preventive care in oncology.
Oncology, Medical November 13th 2023
You Need to Know About This Major Change in Malpractice Law
The recent increase in the cap on non-economic damages from $600,000 to $750,000 in military medical malpractice cases marks a significant shift in the Department of Defense’s approach to these cases. This change could have far-reaching implications for military healthcare professionals and the patients they serve.
All Specialties November 7th 2023
Woman Dies Hours After Consuming Panera’s “Charged Lemonade”: Examining the Hazards of This Sweet Beverage for Certain Patients
The tragic case of a 21-year-old woman who died after consuming a highly caffeinated beverage underscores the importance of educating patients about the potential dangers of such drinks. Particularly concerning is that this beverage was consumed by a patient with long QT syndrome type 1 – a condition known to increase the risk of abnormal heartbeats.
Cardiology November 2nd 2023
Emergency C-section Leads to $34 Million Award in Malpractice Suit
A Maryland family was awarded almost $34 million after an unnecessary emergency C-section led to brain damage in their infant. This case serves as a stark reminder of the potential consequences of medical decisions and the importance of effective communication within healthcare teams.
Internal Medicine November 2nd 2023
Perspective: Wedding Websites, Free Speech, and Adverse Drug Effects
Did you know that recent court decisions could impact how we learn about drug risks? For instance, lecanemab (Leqembi), a new treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, has potential risks that are not fully disclosed in its label.
All Specialties October 24th 2023