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Healthcare bill rushed through committee without public hearing aims to slash rights of citizens to fair compensation in court

The United States House of Representatives may vote this week on a bill (House Resolution 1215) that will do grave harm to the rights of citizens to seek justice in court for damages caused by medical malpractice, defective drugs, or defective medical devices. The bill is called the Protecting Access to Care Act and it was rushed through committee without …

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Preventable medical errors kill 200k people a year in the US

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An article in the March edition of the Journal of Patient Safety discussed medical error related deaths in the US, citing the leading causes to be highly preventable occurences including pressure ulcers (bedsores), hospital-acquired infections, blood clots (embolism), surgical errors, and misdiagnosis. One of the article’s contributors, Dr. Kevin T. Kavanagh, commented, “Our utmost concern is that – despite having …

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37 Patients in New Jersey Develop Infections after Receiving Pain-Relief Injections

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Health officials in the State of New Jersey have reported that 37 patients who were treated with pain relief injections Monmouth County, NJ have developed infections. Upon investigation, state officials found several infection control and injection safety breaches at Osteo Relief Institute Jersey Shore which they are blaming for 31 cases of septic arthritis, a painful infection, that occured after …

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Investigating unexpected death following a medical procedure.

One day before the 2017 Academy Awards, it was reported that actor Bill Paxton, only 61 years old, died of complications following heart surgery. His death was referenced throughout the awards ceremony and Hollywood paid an emotional tribute to Bill Paxton’s memory during an In Memoriam segment shown at the awards. There was little additional information provided regarding the actor’s …

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Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia funded by FDA to study possible neurological effects of MiriLAX on children under seventeen

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Since 2014, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has been conducting a study, funded by the FDA, on the disturbing effects of over-the-counter laxative, MiraLAX, on children. The hospital refuses to release any information on the study or the individual families involved until it is concluded. The study is surrounding a chemical found in MiraLAX powder called Polyethylene glycol 3350 …

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