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NEW REPORTS CITE DANGERS IN SPEEDY FDA MEDICAL DEVICE APPROVAL PROCESS

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When you’re hungry for a burger and in a hurry, “fast and cheap” might be an acceptable option. But if you’re facing the prospect of a medical device being surgically implanted in your body, such as a joint replacement, pelvic mesh, or pacemaker, you want something that’s been rigorously tested and proven to be safe and effective. Is the FDA Medical Device Approval Process Safe? We’ve written before about how theFood and Drug Administration (FDA) medical device approval process for new medical devices may be more flawed than most consumers realize. Recent reports about the inadequacies of the FDA fast-track process for...

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Catastrophic Injuries – Causes, Claims, and Lawsuits

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Catastrophic injuries are extremely severe accidents which result in long-lasting and/or irreversible impairments. These severe injuries are usually major health problems that could lead to permanent disability, decrease life expectancy and cause agonizing suffering. Different from other types of injuries, the catastrophic injuries can affect everyone in your family in addition to the victim. The injured people of devastating accidents often need significant amounts of clinical treatment, rehabilitative treatment, medical equipment, personal care or assistance. Click to view the infographic in full size. CAUSES OF CATASTROPHIC INJURIES Catastrophic injuries impact a minimum of a single system of the human body, like the urinary system,...

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FDA DRUG APPROVAL PROCESS CRITICISM AND RISKS

As consumers, we all rely on government regulations and inspections to help insure the safety of the food we eat, the cars we drive, the toys we buy our children. But the safeguards we expect may be flimsier than we think, in one particularly critical area: the development of new pharmaceutical drugs and medical devices, many of which are now reaching the marketplace with minimal testing and weak regulatory oversight. Two recent investigative reports published by distinctly different media outlets, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the online watchdog ProPublica, provide disturbing evidence that efforts by the Food and Drug Administration to make...

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Medical Malpractice and Negligence: Surgical Error and Recovery

Medical negligence is a vast topic, ranging from the wrong medications being administered to major complications during and/or after surgery.  Thousands of people in the U.S. annually are affected by it. However, surgical negligence is of an even greater complication. Surgery carries recognizable risk no matter which way one looks at it. Surgical risk begins with pre-surgical preparations and continues through post-surgical recovery. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics nearly half of all medical negligence claims are brought against surgeons. The mistakes made by these professionals are often preventable, and often times the cases that follow these mistakes include: •          Surgeons...

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Have You Been a Victim of Medical Negligence in Colorado?

Medical negligence occurs when a doctor, dentist, nurse, surgeon or any other medical professional performs their job in a way that deviates from an accepted medical standard of care. Medical negligence is the foundation of a medical malpractice claim. Here are some common types of medical negligence. If you’ve suffered an injury from any of the following kinds of medical negligence, you should contact an Colorado attorney immediately! Misdiagnosis: One of the most difficult aspects of a doctors job, is taking a set of symptoms and diagnosing the illness or injury causing them. There are many different illnesses that may result...

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What is Negligence?

Negligence is a critical component of a personal injury lawsuit. In order for the plaintiff to receive compensation for damages, the plaintiff and his or her attorney must establish negligence on the part of the defendant. Therefore, a basic understanding of the concept of negligence is important to anyone who has sustained a personal injury as a result of an auto accident, pedestrian accident, workplace accident, slip-and-fall accident, medical malpractice, or other accident.In a personal injury lawsuit, a person or business can be held liable for injuries sustained by the plaintiff under the legal concept of negligence. ...

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What if I’ve been Injured by Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice occurs when a health care provider, typically a doctor, a hospital, or a pharmacist deviates, by act or omission, from accepted standards of care in the medical field, and it results in the injury or death of a patient. In Colorado, an injured patient is eligible to receive compensation if he can establish negligence on the part the health care provider.In order to establish negligence, the patient (and his personal injury attorney) must show four things. First, that the health care provider had a duty of care, or legal obligation to the patient. Second, that...

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