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. (more…)
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. (more…)