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JAMA Surgery Publishes Article Regarding the Association Between Vaginal Mesh and Mesh Erosions

December 13, 2016

On November 30, 2016, The Journal of American Medical Association (“JAMA”) published its mesh investigation, Association Between the Amount of Vaginal Mesh Used With Mesh Erosions and Repeated Surgery After Repairing Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Stress Urinary Incontinence. Pelvic mesh is a material that surgeons often use for treatment of female urinary incontinence and other […]

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The Bill of Rights

October 21, 2016

The Bill of Rights is a document that we may all remember from history class.  The Bill of Rights is the collective name for the first Ten Amendments to the United States Constitution.  The Bill of Rights and the subsequent Amendments to the Constitution are often mentioned, but many people are not familiar with the text of […]

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Centers For Disease Control Issue Health Alert For Open Heart Surgery Patients

October 18, 2016

On October 13, 2016, the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (the “CDC”) issued a health alert notice to patients and hospitals regarding the risk of infections from devices used during open heart surgery.  The CDC is a federal agency under the Department of Health and Human Services.  Its principal purpose is to protect […]

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Medicare Issues Regulations Ensuring Nursing Home Residents Have Access To Courts

October 3, 2016

On September 29, 2016, Medicare issued a rule preventing nursing homes from utilizing arbitration clauses and allowing nursing home patients to exercise their rights to resolve disputes in the courts.  Previously, it had been widespread practice throughout the nursing home industry to force disputes with residents, including sexual abuse, physical abuse, mental abuse, neglect and nursing […]

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