There are many types of mistakes doctors can make that can cause a patient harm, but medication errors are some of the most common. These can include not only giving the patient the wrong type of medication, but also over-prescribing certain drugs. The Oklahoma Medical Malpractice Lawyers with J. Colbert Injury Lawyers explain one doctor in the state is now facing criminal charges in connection to allegations he prescribed excessive amounts of dangerous painkillers to some patients, which ultimately led to the deaths of eight individuals. (more…)
The law requires all medical doctors to follow certain standards and procedures to protect the health and safety of their patients. Failure to these standards that results in a patient death or injury could lead to the doctor, facilities, and staff being held liable. (more…)
The Oklahoma Medical Malpractice Lawyers with J. Colbert Injury Lawyers explain the laws overseeing civil action against doctors or medical facilities due to negligence can be complex. Changes to the way these claims navigate through the court system came yesterday, with the closing of a special legislative session. (more…)
A dentist, who has faced allegations of medical malpractice in the past, may be held criminally liable for exposing thousands of patients to deadly diseases. (more…)
A case recently heard by the United States District Court of Oklahoma examined the types of coverage provided by certain Oklahoma Medical Malpractice liability policies. (more…)
Last week, the 10th US Circuit Court of Appeals reached a consensus to uphold a Tulsa hospital’s decision to suspend a doctor’s medical privileges following two botched surgeries. (more…)
There are many people who believe colon cleansing procedures are the key to better overall health, preventing cancer and providing a number of health benefits to a patient, including:
- removing bodily toxins,
- promoting growth of healthy intestinal bacteria,
- boosting energy,
- and enhancing you immune system.
However, a recent study has shown that the procedure may be more dangerous than beneficial. (more…)
MedPage Today says that a new British study concluded patients who received metal-on-metal (MOM) total hip replacements much more commonly had to undergo revision surgery within five years due to complications and/or problems than those with other types of implants. (more…)
Thousands of Americans take dietary supplements every day for numerous reasons. Some take them to build more muscle, while others take them for overall health. New research shows, though, that taking these supplements could put users at risk for cardiovascular disease or cancer.
KOCO News reports that a new study published in the Archive of Internal Medicine found that women taking supplements over a long period of time were more at risk for the diseases than those that did not. The women examined in the study were all over the age of fifty, and the strongest links to higher mortality rates were in those taking Iron supplements. Contrary to many other studies in the field, researchers found a decreased risk in mortality for those taking calcium supplements.
Dr. Donald Hensrud of the Mayo Clinic remarked, “Up until now there has been much benefit or risk seen with multivitamins…this [study] raises the question that it might hurt.”
Upon release of the findings, the makers of several multivitamins and dietary supplements fired back saying that the research was biased and it did not prove their products raise a person’s chances of becoming ill.
The Oklahoma Defective Product Attorneys with J. Colbert Injury Lawyers would like your opinion. Could vitamin supplements actually do more harm than good, or do you think the numbers were manipulated? Tell us what you think on our Facebook page.
With the brisk air of fall beginning to blow into the area, the Tulsa Health Department (THD), along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), are urging citizens to begin getting their flu shots.
KTUL News reports that this year’s round of vaccinations include the H1N1 virus along with several other strains of influenza which experts said would be prevalent this year. Most individuals will only require one shot; however, children under the age of 9 who have never been vaccinated will require a follow-up booster four weeks later.
Vaccinations are available at the following Tulsa Health Department locations Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Fridays 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.:
- James O. Goodwin Health Center– 5051 S. 129th E. Avenue, Tulsa, OK
- Central Regional Health Center– 315 S. Utica, Tulsa, OK
- Expo Square Health Center– 4616 E. 15th Street, Tulsa, OK
The vaccinations will cost $25 for those with private health insurance or those who can afford the shot, though it is free to those on Medicare or who meet certain income requirements.
Early last year, CDC experts began recommending that everyone six months or older should begin being vaccinated yearly for the disease, especially children and the elderly, who are particularly prone to the virus.
The Oklahoma Medical Malpractice Attorneys with J. Colbert Injury Lawyers urge citizens to take advantage of these vaccinations before the beginning of flu season. It’s a decision that will protect you from the yearly winter plague and, at best, may save your life.