Year: 2013

When you get a prescription filled at a Philadelphia pharmacy, you probably don’t think about checking to make sure it is the right dose. After all, the pharmacist is a trained professional. However, pharmacists are also humans, and just as prone to error as anyone else, but when they make…

It may come as no surprise to residents of Philadelphia that the city was ranked in the top 10 worst drivers in the country in a recent report released by Allstate. On any given day, one might see motorists speeding, driving aggressively or impaired, running stop signs or red lights,…

The FDA and Stryker corporation have issued a class one recall of Stryker spinal implants. A defect in the product could cause the device to fracture and cause blood loss, nerve injury, and the need for revision surgery to replace the fractured implant. Along with the recall, orthopedic surgeons are…

As Americans, we are all very fortunate to have access to some of the best healthcare providers in the world. Many countries do not enjoy this luxury. Still, even the most astute medical professionals can make mistakes from time to time. They might make a wrong diagnosis, fail to treat…

The decision to admit an aging parent in a nursing home in Philadelphia is very emotional. You want to find a facility that will provide best level of care possible; the same attention that you would give them if it were possible. Pennsylvania law supports this, requiring nursing homes to…

Nursing homes in Pennsylvania and across the nation are faced with tight budgets and sometimes lack enough certified health care professionals to provide the level of care that everyone deserves. Neglect and substandard conditions can lead to a variety of health problems including malnutrition and bedsores. In severe cases, nursing…

When a doctor or nurse makes a medical error, the results can be tragic. That is why it is so important that they uphold certain standards of care. Every patient should be thoroughly evaluated and diagnosed according to those standards; still, mistakes are made. A heartbreaking medical malpractice lawsuit involving…

As consumers, we trust that the products on the shelves of grocery stores are safe to eat and drink. Not all products on the shelves are reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration, however. Energy drinks are one such product because they are considered a dietary supplement rather than a…