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John Oliver Highlights Bias in Medicine

Posted by Briggs Bedigian | Aug 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Comedian John Oliver seeks to entertain and inform on his HBO show Last Week Tonight. Oliver recently tackled a topic that we have also been discussing: bias in medicine. Earlier this week, we discussed LGBT bias in doctors.  Last month, we discussed woman who whose medical conditions were being ...

Investigation Between Vaping and Lung Disease Continues

Posted by Charles Gilman | Aug 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Last month, we reported on a group of teenagers who were experiencing symptoms of lung disease, which appeared to be linked to vaping. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services had reported that eight teenagers were hospitalized during the month of July with serious damage to their lungs. All t...

Study Examines LGBT Bias Among Doctors

Posted by Briggs Bedigian | Aug 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Bias in medicine is a serious issue. Many people may harbor conscious or unconscious bias, but this can become particularly harmful when a physician harbors such a bias, and it influences the way in with he or she practices medicine.  As a growing amount of studies have revealed health dispariti...

New Medical Examination Guidelines at Michigan State

Posted by Briggs Bedigian | Aug 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Michigan State University has agreed to comply with a new protocol designed to protect patients from abuse. Sensitive medical examinations at MSU will now be "chaperoned" by authorized members of a health team. During these examinations, patients must also be provided with an "appropriate gown" a...

Nurse Injected Patients with Contaminated Tap Water

Posted by Briggs Bedigian | Aug 09, 2019 | 0 Comments

In a terrifying report published in the New England Journal of Medicine this week, public health officials identified a cluster of cases of Sphingomonas paucimobilis bacteremia. The cases all occurred in patients who received treatment at the same hospital. Upon further investigation, officials d...

Lyft E-Bikes Catching Fire

Posted by Charles Gilman | Aug 05, 2019 | 0 Comments

Lyft has canceled their recently-launched e-bike program in San Francisco after the batteries on multiple machines unexpectedly caught fire. Multiple users have posted photos on social media featuring damaged e-bikes, with burned and melted components. A spokeswoman representing Lyft stated, “Out...

Death Behind Bars

Posted by Charles Gilman | Jul 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

Earlier this week, World Wrestling  Entertainment (WWE) Hall of Fame wrestler Jerry Lawler filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a Tennessee County as well as the local Sheriff, alleging numerous failures and wrongdoing which resulted in his son's death last year. Brian Lawler had been arrested...

Nissan Class Action Denial Reversed by Higher Court

Posted by Charles Gilman | Jul 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

A federal appeals court reinstated a proposed California statewide class-action lawsuit accusing Nissan of installing defective hydraulic clutch systems, which can cause a clutch pedal to stick to the floor. The suit was filed by a San Jose man, who claimed he had to spend more than $700 to repla...

Severe Lung Damage Linked to Vaping?

Posted by Charles Gilman | Jul 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has reported that eight teenagers were hospitalized during the month of July with serious damage to their lungs. The DHS reports that the severe pulmonary disease, which includes cough, shortness of breath, and fatigue appears to be linked to vapi...

Devastating Cancer Misdiagnosis for a Young Family

Posted by Briggs Bedigian | Jul 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

Misdiagnosis has been a topic which has received a fair share of media coverage this summer. Earlier this month we covered a study which revealed that three medical conditions (cancer, vascular events, and infection) accounted for 75% of diagnostic error malpractice cases. We also discussed the c...

Former Boxer Suing Jay-Z, Roc Nation Sports for TBI

Posted by Charles Gilman | Jul 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

Boxer Franco has brought a lawsuit against Jay-Z and Roc Nation Sports (the sports management company owned by the entrepreneur in 2013) claiming that he suffered skull and brain injuries as a result of their allegedly "reckless and grossly negligent acts." This week, attorneys for defendants mo...

Perimenopause and Misdiagnosis

Posted by Briggs Bedigian | Jul 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Menopause is a biological process which marks the end of a woman's menstrual cycles. A woman is officially diagnosed with menopause after she has gone 12 months without a menstrual period. The average age for menopause in the United States in 51. Many physical symptoms accompany this change, incl...

How Serious Are Slip and Fall Accidents?

Posted by Charles Gilman | Jul 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Slip and fall injuries are sometimes characterized as minor nuisances, the subject of "frivolous lawsuits" that clog up the civil courts with litigious plaintiffs bent on fleecing shopkeepers over a minor bruise. A recent settlement in Florida highlights just how untrue this characterization is, ...

Recall Issued for Breast Implant Linked to Rare Cancer

Posted by Briggs Bedigian | Jul 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

A recall has been issued for a specific model of breast implant which has been linked to a rare form of cancer. The FDA said it called for the recall of the Biocell breast implants made by Allergan, Inc. as they were found to be associated with a disproportionate number of lymphoma cases, specifi...

Cancer Town, USA?

Posted by Charles Gilman | Jul 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

A new academic study has yielded troubling findings, especially for a small Louisiana town. The University Network for Human Rights (UNHR) released a report this Wednesday that revealed that residents of Reserve, LA have been diagnosed with cancer at “highly unusual” rates. Reserve has been the ...

Family of Neil Armstrong Secretly Awarded $6 Million

Posted by Briggs Bedigian | Jul 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Last Saturday, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the moon landing and the iconic words astronaut Neil Armstrong spoke during this historical event. Armstrong's name has been in the news again this week, but for a different reason. A sealed settlement leaked to the New York Times reveals that...

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