Valleywide Legal Blog

Defensive Medicine, Saving Lives, Stopping Medical Malpractice

Critics of our legal system often claim that medical malpractice litigation forces health care providers to undertake medical treatment which is not useful or necessary in order to stave off lawsuits by patients.  When one looks at this proposition more carefully, however, it really … Read More

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Another Reason Medical Costs Are Still Going Up

There was an argument the other day before the Supreme Court of the United States.  The justices were called upon to decide how far a company could go in patenting a natural process.  Natural processes themselves cannot be patented but … Read More

Posted in Medical Costs |

Elder Abuse – Nursing Homes Killing Elderly Patients for Profit

Off label use of antipsychotic medications by nursing homes in patients with dementia is likely killing them.  Antipsychotics are supposed to be used to treat used to treat bi-polar disorder and schizophrenia.  Doctor prescribing these drugs know that they increase … Read More

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