Over the past 20 years, laser surgery procedures such as laser hair removal, skin rejuvenation, and treatment of leg veins, have been on the rise.  However, lawsuits relating to injury from these types of procedures have also increased, and a new study found that physicians have been held liable even if they were not personally operating…

Many health experts agree that certain groups of individuals need to consider getting a colonoscopy, especially those with a family history of colon cancer. Regular screening for the disease could prevent as many as 90 percent of colon cancer deaths each year. Patients should schedule a colonoscopy when the benefits of extending life by preventing…

The claim that medical malpractice payments are the culprit for rising health care costs has recently been discredited. According to a Public Citizen report, medical malpractice payments were at their lowest level on record in 2011. However, the report points out that the vast majority of patients are not being compensated, thus forcing patients to…

New technology may be the key to help properly diagnose patients and avoid common errors that affect a doctor’s judgment, such as poor communication, cognitive factors, and poor teamwork. According to CNN, although there are some concerns about the quality of care in data-driven healthcare, it’s expected that data science will eventually replace 80 percent…

Hospitals and physicians use disclosure-and-resolution programs to disclose adverse events that affected patients and their families, apologize for the events, and offer compensation if necessary, according to Becker’s Hospital Review. Despite recent attention to this approach for medical malpractice, a new study found that patients’ reactions to compensation offers are complex, as some patients believe…

Pamela Baris do Nascimento, a Brazilian television model, recently died during a botched liposuction operation at Green Hill Hospital in Sao Paulo, according to Medical Daily. Nascimento suffered from severe blood loss, and her family believes the cause was a perforated kidney, which would indicate that the model died before the operation was complete, and…

With society’s pressing desire for youthful appearances, new medical spas have been spreading across South Florida, but not all are following Florida protocols. Various medical facilities and spas are starting to offer new beauty and aging treatments, but experts are warning that not all of these facilities are operating under the supervision of a qualified…

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