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Copper Bed Construction May Reduce High Rates of HAIs

hospital acquired infections
Healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) take the lives of more than 100,000 Americans per year.  A new study suggests hospital beds fabricated with copper in intensive care...

Danger in the Cloud: More than 100 Nursing Homes Cut Off from EHR by Cyber Attack

electronic health records
Unsecure digital networks are putting patient health at risk as healthcare facilities continue to attract ransomware and other cyber attacks. Electronic health records (EHRs) are...

Acetaminophen Use During Pregnancy Associated with Risk of ADHD Disorders in Childhood

birth injuries
A new study suggests fetal exposure to acetaminophen during pregnancy may increase risk for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) later in life. Too little information is...

New Study Discusses SPIKES Method for Communicating Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis to Parents

cerebral palsy therapy
New research confirms the best practice use of the SPIKES method for conveying important diagnostic information to parents of children with cerebral palsy. SPIKES is...

Prevention of HAIs is the Target of Updated Infection Control Guidelines

hospital acquired infections
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently updated their guidelines for prevention of infectious disease in patients and among healthcare workers. According to...

EHR Claims for Medical Malpractice Continue to Climb

EHR risks
As electronic apps and records become primary medical tools, a new study finds the number of malpractice claims involving electronic records is on the rise....

Study Finds Cognitive Error Plays a Bigger than Expected Role in Surgical Adverse Events

surgical procedures
Physician error in the surgical suite is particularly dangerous.  A recently published study found that more than half the adverse events reviewed during the study...

Six Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A. Partners Recognized as 2020 Super Lawyers®

The skilled and knowledgeable attorneys of Schochor, Federico and Staton, P.A. are deeply committed to providing medical malpractice plaintiffs with the highest quality of legal...

Johnson & Johnson Socked with $8 Billion Verdict for Failure to Warn Physicians about Side Effects of Autism Medicine

side effects of autism medicine
A jury awarded a Maryland man $8 billion from pharmaceutical and device manufacturer Johnson & Johnson after he suffered medication side effects that the company...
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