Patient Safety in Doctor’s Offices and Hospitals – How Medical Errors Place Patients in Danger

Ask most people what they worry about when visiting a hospital and they will probably tell you they are afraid of getting a shot, having blood drawn, or surgery. However, most people probably never realize the dangers involved with preventable … Continue reading

How Hyperbilirubinemia and Medical Malpractice can be Responsible for Kernicterus in Newborn Babies

Kernicterus is a rare form of brain damage that occurs in some newly born infants with severe jaundice.  Jaundice is a yellow coloring of the skin, eyes or other tissue.  Kernicterus can occur from elevated levels of bilirubin which move … Continue reading

Medical Malpractice and Medical Negligence Problems in the United States

Every year, approximately 225,000 people in the United States die from medical malpractice.  Countless patients are also seriously injured from medical negligence as well.  Many cases are never even reported or legally pursued by the patients; therefore making medical malpractice … Continue reading

Surgical Mistakes in Doctors Offices and Hospitals

Surgical mistakes in doctors offices and hospitals is a frightening situation nobody wants to experience.  Most people fear surgery, but add to that fear the thought that a mistake made during the operation can lead to a severe injury or … Continue reading

Bladder Cancer Risks Don’t Deter FDA from Approving First Generic Actos

NewsInferno; August 20, 2012 In spite of serious concerns that Actos (pioglitazone) can cause bladder cancer and other serious side effects, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first generic version of the type 2 diabetes drug for … Continue reading

Fracking Industry Coming up Short on Voluntary Disclosures

NewsInferno; August 15, 2012 The fracking industry’s purported willingness to disclose the chemicals it uses at active drilling sites across the U.S. in an industry-maintained online database is coming under question. According to a Bloomberg report this week, that database … Continue reading

Google’s List of Paid Bloggers Not Sufficient, Judge Says

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 20 (Reuters) – Google Inc failed to comply with a court order to disclose the bloggers and other commentators on a patent and copyright case who might have been influenced by payments from the Web company, a … Continue reading

K&L Gates in Talks with Australian Law Firm

Thomson Reuters; August 17, 2012 (Reuters) – Seeking to strengthen its position in the Asia-Pacific region, the Pittsburgh-based law firm K&L Gates has engaged in discussions to acquire the smaller Australian full service commercial law firm Middletons. If a deal … Continue reading

Pussy Riot Members Face Threat of Violence in Russian Jail, Lawyer Warns

The Guardian; August 21, 2012 A lawyer for Pussy Riot has warned that three members of the feminist punk band sentenced to jail last week could face violence and discrimination because of the intense state campaign against them. “For half … Continue reading

Report Says New York Set to Allow Fracking After Labor Day

NewsInferno; August 21, 2012 Environmental regulators in New York are set to allow hydraulic fracturing (fracking) for natural gas in the state and guidelines for drilling should be available just after Labor Day. According to a CBS News report, the … Continue reading