How to find the best medical care for you and your loved ones

Best medical care: How can you find it? Finding the best medical care is not easy. Why? Because how do you ever know whether you are or are not getting the “best.” Is “best” the most likeable, the most experienced, the best trained? How can you even begin to find the “best” medical care. As a trial lawyer, I have had the experience of seeing and learning about “poor” medical care from the people who call me every day with a potential medical malpractice case. Usually, I only learn about what “great” medical care should be after I retain a well qualified expert to evaluate a potential medical malpractice case. But, now there is a … [Read more...]

Yasmin: Are the Benefits worth the Serious Risks?

There have been many concerns and about the birth control pill Yasmin or Yaz.  Reports claim that it has many other benefits in addition to helping to prevent pregnancy.  Those benefits include claims that it helps with the symptoms of PMDD or premenstrual dysphoric disorder, helps with moderate acne and has been effective for Premenstrual Disorder or PMS, ovarian cysts, and ovarian cancer. What Yaz's commercials and website apparently failed to disclose and understated were the serious potential side effects that can occure with this birth control pill. These risks and potential side effects include: blood clots, stroke, heart attack, weight … [Read more...]

Yasmin Birth Control is a Money Maker but is it truly Safe?

Every one might remember the catchy “We’re Not Gonna Take it” and “balloons” commercials for the Yasmin or Yaz Birth Control pill. We may even remember all the benefits the pill was said to provide the consumer with, but what we may not remember is the listing of the dangerous side effects the Yasmin or Yaz pill could cause. This is because the commercials for Yaz overstated the pill’s effectiveness and understated the serious side effects that go along with it. This violates the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act as well as the Food and Drug Administration’s guidelines. The marketing by Bayer Healthcare for Yaz or Yasmin was great. It brought … [Read more...]

A Quarter of Nursing Homes Flunk the Test

In mid December, the federal government unveiled its new rating system, which it uses to help advise the public on the quality of care they are receiving from their local area nursing homes. This system will help individuals make informed decisions about the institution they trust with the care of their loved ones. Under the new system, five stars means a nursing home ranks "much above average," four stars indicates "above average," three means "about average," two is "below average" with a one indicating "much below average." The rankings will be updated quarterly. Senator Herb Kohl of Wisconsin stated that the new ranking system would … [Read more...]