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    A hospital can be a very dangerous place. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that, each year, nearly three quarters of a million patients contract a hospital-acquired infection and a staggering 75,000 patients die from them: the equivalent of a jumbo jet crashing each day. Even with the development of new tools to […]Continue reading

    Any person with a medical degree and license can call themselves a “plastic surgeon”, regardless of their medical training and background. Because cosmetic surgery is usually elective and most often paid for out of pocket by the patient rather than covered by an insurance company, plastic surgery is a lucrative business. Plastic surgeons compete for […]Continue reading

    When a family entrusts a loved one – a parent, a grandparent, a spouse or a sibling – to a nursing home, it is with the belief that the nursing home will care for and protect that person. This sacred trust pledges to provide the resident with a safe place to live, competent care, adequate […]Continue reading

    It is not uncommon for a client to tell me that she feels more comfortable talking to and working with a woman on issues that are often personal and that involve an injury that affects her identity. The cases vary, but the following are some of the most common: Obstetrical injuries. Not only is the […]Continue reading

    Surgery today is commonplace. On average, more than fifty million operations are performed each year. Many of these surgeries are performed on an outpatient, or ambulatory, basis and do not require overnight hospitalization. The scope of the procedures is huge and range from seemingly mundane cataract procedures to complex neurosurgery. Despite medicine’s dazzling developments and […]Continue reading

    Emergency Departments are obligated, under federal law, to provide emergency medical care to everyone who needs it, regardless of their ability to pay. No one may be turned away. The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) states that quality emergency care is a fundamental right and that unobstructed access to emergency services should be available […]Continue reading