201710.31
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What You Need to Know About Medical Malpractice

According to the American Medical Association, medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in the United States. In 1999, the Institute of Medicine released the report “To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System,” claiming that medical errors in hospitals may account for 44,000 to 98,000 deaths each year. In 2013, the…

201709.28
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Don’t Be in a Hurry at the Pharmacy!

Although we may not realize it, pharmacies can be one of the most dangerous places we visit in our day-to-day lives. The majority of American adults take one or more prescription drugs regularly. Medical errors are the third-leading cause of death in the U.S. each year, and errors made in prescribing medicine or in filling…

201708.29
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Medical Malpractice: How to Respond

American medical providers are legally and morally obligated to provide their patients with what is called a “standard of care.” This simply means that they must take the best care of their patients possible without ever knowingly causing harm, and make sure their patients are well-informed so that they can provide informed consent. This standard exists…

201706.23
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Insurance Bad Faith: Warning Signs and How to Act

Insurance companies, like other businesses, exist to make money and keep the money they make. When you pay for an insurance company’s services, you are supposed to be able to trust them to take care of you should anything unfortunate occur. When they hold their end of the bargain, the system works well. They make money, and…

201705.16
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Legal Malpractice: Danger to Society

When you hear “Legal Malpractice,” you probably think of breaches of ethical standards, and sleazy, dishonest lawyers like Saul Goodman from Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul. While he is, without a doubt, one of the sleaziest lawyers ever to (dis)grace our television screens, legal malpractice takes a lot more forms than merely being a…

201704.25
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H.R. 1215: A Threat to Medical Patients Nationwide

In the past few months, our nation’s congress have been trying to push forward a bill known as H.R. 1215. While the congressional website’s explanation is more than a little unclear to the layperson’s eye, its goals are simple and dangerous: to protect the medical industry’s profits, even at the endangerment of patients. H.R. 1215 would…

201703.20
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Prescription Errors: How to Protect Yourself

If you’re like most American adults, you take one or more prescription drugs. A Johns Hopkins Medicine study has found that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States, and mistakes in prescribing medicine are a significant portion of that. Over 1.5 million Americans harmed by medication errors each year!…

201702.20
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Medical Malpractice: Don’t be silent!

Every medical professional in America is required – legally, morally, and ethically – to provide their patients with a professional standard of care. These standards exist for a simple reason: We trust doctors to take care of us when we are not well. Doctors learn and train for years in order to provide the absolute…

201610.15
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Hurricane Matthew and the City of Jacksonville

A week ago, our hometown of Jacksonville was hit by Hurricane Matthew as it traveled up the eastern coast of the southern states. In lieu of normal monthly newsletter, we would like to take a look at what happened and how our city responded, with the help of some pictures from First Coast News and the JSO’s Twitter…