Legal News Archive: September 2014
September 29, 2014 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
It’s celebrities who get all the attention. Many of us know that Alex Rodriguez visited Biogenesis, the health clinic in Florida that was a front for the illegal dispensing of steroids. Many of us also know that Ryan Braun visited the facility, even while he was claiming to be a victim of racism when he tested positive for performance enhancing drugs. It’s only the celebrities who anyone remembers, but they are not the only victims.
Continue Reading: Medical Malpractice: Almost Famous
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September 26, 2014 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
Trust the experts. That’s the conventional wisdom, and most of us tend to follow conventional wisdom. Nothing is more reassuring than knowing that an expert team of doctors and nurses is providing care to our sick child. But sometimes even the experts aren’t aware of problems with the supplies their hospital is ordering.
Continue Reading: Medical Devices: Trusting the Experts May Not Work
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September 25, 2014 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
They are there to help you at your most vulnerable times. Whether you are in a car accident or have a heart attack, first responders can be the literal difference between life and death. We respect all they do for us, and we trust that they won’t make things worse. They are trained to help us, and they are good at what they do.
Continue Reading: MRSA: Those Who Respond Mean Well
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September 24, 2014 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
It’s football that gets most the news, followed by other contact sports like hockey and rugby. But just because these sports are highly associated with concussions doesn’t mean that brain injury can’t occur in other, traditionally non-contact sports. In fact, it happens all the time.
Continue Reading: School Injuries and Concussion Awareness
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September 23, 2014 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
With football season starting, Americans are hearing more and more about helmets specifically designed to decrease the chance of traumatic brain injuries. The studies are not yet clear as to whether any of these even work, and now the United States government has decided to get in on the act with helmets designed to protect our soldiers during explosions and other combat situations.
Continue Reading: Workplace Accidents: Best Intentions Have Their Challenges
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September 22, 2014 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
It’s been the "go-to" form of screening for decades, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention no longer recommends it. A new study out of Norway confirms that at best, the x-ray catches only 20 percent of lung cancer cases, and runs the risk of causing other diseases due to exposure to x-rays. Yet, despite the availability of CT scans, many doctors have continued to use the x-Ray as their go-to screening for lung cancer.
Continue Reading: Lung Cancer: How It Has Always Been Done
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September 19, 2014 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
When we pick our children up from daycare, we usually ask them how their days went, and we smile to hear stories of songs, games, and other activities. There is something incredibly reassuring about having our children tell us how much fun they are having, and we assume that if they don’t tell us anything bad, then nothing bad is going on. But sometimes, this is a false reassurance.
Continue Reading: Daycare Injuries: Feeling the Heat
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September 18, 2014 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
We like to give people the benefit of the doubt, even when they are making poor choices. We like to believe that people learn from their mistakes, and that once they are forced to face the consequences of their bad behavior, they will change. A story out of Long Island shows this isn’t always the case.
Continue Reading: Drunk Driving: Jeopardizing the Kids
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September 17, 2014 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
The Ice Bucket Challenge is sweeping the nation, and it stands to do a lot of good. Hundreds of thousands of dollars are flowing into ALS charities, and there is hope that this additional funding can finally provide treatments or even a cure for the devastating condition. Newscasters are doing it on live television, and people are posting their own videos on Youtube and Facebook.
Continue Reading: Electrocution Accidents and Ice Bucket Challenge: Done Wrong for Doing Right
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September 16, 2014 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
Pedestrian safety is extremely important, which is why our parents prioritized teaching us the rules of the road. Our parents taught us which side of the street to walk on, how to look both ways before crossing the street, and the importance of traffic lights and crosswalks. But just because we think we know how to keep safe walking down the street doesn’t mean we actually are safe, even as adults.
Continue Reading: Pedestrian Accidents: Standing By Can Hurt You
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September 15, 2014 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
It seems almost too good to be true. Researchers at the Salk Institute of Biological Studies in La Jolla, CA might have made the largest ever breakthrough in the treatment of paralysis, and the breakthrough is based upon one of the smallest building blocks of our central nervous system.
Continue Reading: One Step Forward: Paralysis and Work Related Injuries
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September 12, 2014 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
As more and more details about the treatment of our veterans by the Veterans Administration (VA) emerge, it becomes clearer and clearer that the systematic failure to provide care is a national crisis. Much of the focus so far has been on those who died or were seriously harmed because their physical conditions were not treated, but they are not the only victims.
Continue Reading: Misdiagnosis: A Close Call for Some
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September 11, 2014 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
As we somberly honor another anniversary of the terrible attacks on September 11, 2001, we weep for the thousands of lives lost on that horrible day. We also, even in our sorrow, celebrate all the brave men and women who put themselves at risk to save as many as they could.
Continue Reading: Workplace Accidents: See Something, Say Something
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September 10, 2014 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
Trucking accidents are always dangerous. The size and weight of these massive vehicles can cause incredible damage to smaller vehicles, but larger vehicles are certainly not immune, as proven by a recent event in Carroll County, Georgia.
Continue Reading: Georgia Truck Accidents: The Bigger They Are
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September 08, 2014 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
It can be impossible to predict an impending tragedy. As parents, we pay attention to the big signs. We counsel our children against riding with a friend who has been drinking. We teach them to be careful when crossing streets, and to report bullying before it escalates to a dangerous level. But we can’t possibly predict when a day of fun will take a terrible turn.
Continue Reading: School Activities:: Not All Fun and Gamese
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September 05, 2014 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
Sometimes it seems like people will say just about anything to avoid responsibility.
Continue Reading: Florida Truck Accidents: Excuses, Excuses
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September 03, 2014 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
Diabetes is a difficult disease to manage. Though there are a variety of tools available to help people with the complicated task of monitoring their blood sugar, many people still struggle maintaining a balance without too many crashes or spikes. This is especially true for those doing their best to manage without medications, which can be prohibitively expensive.
Continue Reading: Diabetes Prescriptions: All Things Not Being Equal
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