How Does Medical Misdiagnosis Occur?

How Does Medical Misdiagnosis Occur?

As a patient, you rely on their doctors to diagnose and treat diseases or illnesses. Doctors devote years of their lives to this job, so you expect them to make an accurate diagnosis, it’s one of their primary functions. But unfortunately, doctors and other medical...
Drug Recall Process and What Should You Do  

Drug Recall Process and What Should You Do  

Almost everyone in the United States has taken medication sometime in their life, whether it’s over the counter or prescribed. Each year, over 4,500 drugs and medical devices are removed from the U.S. shelves. Even though drug recalls routinely happen every year...
Common Examples of Medical Malpractice

Common Examples of Medical Malpractice

Doctors are medical experts; they devote years of their lives to their studies, but accidents still happen. Medical malpractices are the third-leading cause of death in the United States. That’s why learning the common examples of medical malpractice are important....
Work Injury Compensation Act Explained

Work Injury Compensation Act Explained

Being involved in a workplace accident is stressful enough without worrying about the loss of income. Not only does the employee have to worry about the recovery process after the accident, but they must also take some time off work. That is where the Work Injury...
Paraquat: What Is It, How Is It Used and What Are the Risks?

Paraquat: What Is It, How Is It Used and What Are the Risks?

Paraquat, also known as methyl viologen, is an organic compound most widely used herbicide. It’s quick-acting and non-selective, killing green plant tissue on contact. It is also toxic (lethal) to humans and animals due to its redox activity. Consequently, it’s been...
What to Do if You Have a Defective Medical Implant

What to Do if You Have a Defective Medical Implant

A medical implant is an artificial device or tissue used to replace damaged body structures or to enhance an existing structure. Implants are used for a variety of functions, including cardiovascular, orthopedic, neurological, and dental ailments. However, when a...