Medical Malpractice Filed by Younger Women Increasing

Medical Malpractice cases filed by young women are increasing, due to a rising number of cancer misdiagnoses. Breast and Cervical Cancers Go Undetected in Young Women In a recent report by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), younger woman are being diagnosed with cancer in it's much later stages, making it difficult, if not impossible, to effectively treat. Specifically, the report states that: ...over half of all colorectal cancers and cervical cancers, and a third of breast cancers were diagnosed in the later stages. Cancer detected early can be treated even without the use of radiation or chemotherapy, which … [Read more...]

CT Scans Causing Radiation Overdoses

This past Sunday, The New York Times published a story on CT Scans and the damage they may be causing to patients. It seems the scanners are emitting dangerous and harmful levels of radiation when patients are getting CT brain perfusion scans, a scan often used to test for strokes. This particular test is exposing patients to radiation overdoses at levels that can cause burns, scabs, significant hair loss, cancer, or even brain damage. Last summer, after a large number of radiation overdoses began emerging, the FDA set off an investigation into why patients were being bombarded with excess radiation. They have yet to publish … [Read more...]