California has closed its confidential program that allowed physicians to continue to practice medicine while undergoing treatment for alcohol and drug abuse. There have been many cases of medical malpractice, even those involving injury and death, committed by physicians in treatment programs administered by state medical boards. Many physicians successfully recover while under such programs...
A 44-year-old Florida man died today after riding a roller coaster at Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park. The incident happened on a ride called the Expedition Everest roller coaster. The ride passenger was seen unconscious in a photo taken while he was on the ride. He was unconscious when the ride reached the unloading area.While this may have been a natural occurrence, if it was the result...
The FDA has issued a warning stemming from improperly maintained electrical dental equipment. The poorly maintained equipment can result in third degree burns. In fact, some of the patients even needed to undergo plastic surgery as a result. One of the main reason for the alert directed at dental professionals was that the burns may become apparent only after tissue damage has occurred...
A Broward County criminal defense lawyer went online in a blog discussion about local judges and voiced his opinion about a certain judge. The lawyer called the Judge an "evil, unfair witch." He also said that the judge had an "ugly, condescending attitude" and questioned her mental stability after, he says, she unlawfully forced attorneys to violate the constitutional rights of their own...
Recently a very large jury verdict was entered in a case where one of the main issues was whether or not the drivir who caused the car accident was talking on a cell phone while driving. Currently, Florida has not legislation directly prohibiting the use of cell phones while driving. Further there is no specific law prohibiting the sending of text messages or emails or web surfing while...
A Disney employee who fell from a ride platform at Disney's Animal Kingdom last weekend has died. The sixty-three year old victim was an attendant on the Primeval Whirl when she stepped into the restricted area and was hit by a moving car. The impact of that crash caused her to fall and hit her head. She is the first Disney employee to die since a man playing Pluto was run over during a parade...
There are many ways to get in the Guinness Book of World Records but some seem easier than others. A good Samaritan who stopped to help out the victims of an auto accident made it the hard way. The man was hit by a car and thrown in the air for 118 feet--a world record. The distance entitled him to a world record actually called "Greatest Distance Thrown in a Car Accident" . Thankfully...
The reuse of syringes by a physician was kept from the public and the potentially infected patients even when known by the authorities. The state health departments and even officials from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were aware of the risk of infection but delayed reporting the problem. Incredibly the number of patients potentially infected may run in the thousands. ...
In yet another study of the medical malpractice problem in the United States a recent study revealed that almost half of physicians in the United States admitted they knew of a serious medical error that had been made but did not tell authorities about it. The report stated that most of the physicians knew that they should report the problem but did not. Imagine if half all pilots refused to...
While we are all familiar with the obvious signs of a major head injury, subtle effects can remain forever unnoticed even by the family or the patient!! An interesting study of the long term effects of brain injury succinctly evaluates some of the long term less obvious problems that head injury victims face. Sometimes unrecognized, but nevertheless very real, symptoms of brain trauma...
A tourist who slipped outside a restaurant at Disney's Magic Kingdom died. The 72 year old man, who remains unidentified, was enjoying a fun day at the theme park when he fell. He was rushed to the hospital and died the next day. With theme park tickets as high as they are, a trip to the theme park should be a safe and fun time for a family. Theme parks owe a duty to tourists to maintain a...
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