Fluoroquinolone Use Still Unacceptable Despite Black Box Warnings

Life changing injuries caused by the inappropriate use of the commonly prescribed antibiotic from the fluoroquinolone drug class continues across the USA. Life changing injuries caused by the inappropriate use of the commonly prescribed antibiotic from the fluoroquinolone drug class continues across the United States despite a series of Black Box Warnings. The most [...]

2020-07-12T17:05:41+00:00July 12th, 2020|Medical Malpractice, News|0 Comments

COVID-19 and Nursing Home Staffing Shortages: Risk of Bed-Sores

State of the World’s Nursing estimated a shortage of 5.9 million nurses. Nursing homes are the most vulnerable population to bed-sores or decubitus ulcers. The World Health Organization (WHO) report, State of the World’s Nursing, estimated that the world is short 5.9 million nurses. The most vulnerable population to bed-sores or decubitus ulcers are [...]

2020-06-23T21:43:22+00:00June 23rd, 2020|Medical Malpractice, News|0 Comments

Stroke: Every 15 Minutes Matters…Medically and Legally

The Journal of the American Medical Association proved that faster time to treatment has been showed to have better long-term outcomes. The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) a study proved the obvious that faster time to treatment in the setting of acute stroke with intravenous thrombolytic therapy has been showed to have [...]

2020-06-12T02:30:50+00:00June 12th, 2020|Medical Malpractice, News|1 Comment

Acute Vertigo and Nausea: Basilar Stroke…Please Go To ER

Basilar artery occlusion (BAO) leads to a catastrophic stroke syndrome that...carries a risk between 40-80 percent death and severe disability. Basilar artery occlusion (BAO) leads to a catastrophic stroke syndrome that despite advances in acute stroke management that includes timely thrombolysis with tPA, a potent clot breaker, and interventional procedures including mechanical thrombectomy carries [...]

2020-06-04T23:35:22+00:00June 4th, 2020|Medical Malpractice, News|2 Comments

Stroke Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Twice as Many Thrombectomies

During the peak of the outbreak in Manhattan, Dr. Weinberger reported, “We’re doing twice as many interventions for large vessel thromboses than usual...” Dr. Jesse Weinberger, a stroke neurologist and member of a vascular interventional group that serves multiple hospitals in Manhattan, New York, and is director of the neurovascular laboratory at Mount Sinai [...]

2020-05-29T01:56:37+00:00May 29th, 2020|Medical Malpractice, News|1 Comment

Stroke Management During the Global Pandemic Should Not be Compromised

COVID-19 has caused significant logistical issues for hospitals from the initial “stroke alert.” The global pandemic caused by COVID-19 has caused significant logistical issues for hospitals from the initial “stroke alert,” when a patient presents to the emergency room with symptoms of an acute stroke, to the time when transfer to an acute inpatient [...]

2020-05-03T20:20:01+00:00May 3rd, 2020|Medical Malpractice, News|1 Comment

COVID-19: Acute Strokes in the Young…Vasculitis vs. Hypercoagulability

Physicians on the front lines are identifying patients with minor disease with stroke and skin changes consistent with vasculitis and hypercoagulability. United States physicians on the front lines including rheumatologist and dermatologist are identifying patients with relatively minor disease with stroke and skin changes consistent with vasculitis and hypercoagulability that are found in non-COVID-19 [...]

2020-05-03T20:10:49+00:00May 3rd, 2020|Medical Malpractice, News|1 Comment

Stroke Care Revolution Saving Lives and Function…Despite Lost Opportunities

Some hospitals aren't prepared for timely transfers to a Comprehensive Stroke Center with physician skill & equipment to provide the necessary standard of care. In 2018 hospitals across the country prepared for the updated Acute Ischemic Stroke Guideline which represented a paradigm shift as thrombectomy was recommended along with thrombolysis for large vessel occlusions [...]

2020-04-08T19:54:38+00:00April 8th, 2020|Medical Malpractice, News|1 Comment
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