Bad Medicine: The Cancer Doctor Who Hurt Patients on Purpose

After graduating from the Lebanese University College of Medicine in 1992, Farid Fata, MD traveled to the US, serving his residency at New York’s prestigious Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. By any measure, Fata was a rising medical star, an American success story in-the-flesh. True to form, he eventually built a network of respected cancer centers spanning …

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What Statistics Can Tell Us About Medical Malpractice

After years of decline, medical malpractice payouts are rising again. Verdicts and settlements are up, with more patients finding the ongoing support they need to recover. Here’s a rundown of how much compensation injured patients are securing, where high-value settlements are being won and which types of malpractice garner the most. For Second Year In A Row, …

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Why Is It so Hard to Treat Cancer in Young Adults?

More than 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with cancer every year. The vast majority of those patients will be older adults; that’s a fact, one born out by decades of statistical research. Only 4% of all the cancers diagnosed are found in young adults, patients between the ages of 20 and 39. Some doctors even …

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Can Cancer Be Detected In Blood Work?

Signs and symptoms are rarely enough to conclusively diagnose a patient with cancer. To confirm their suspicions, doctors turn to a wide range of diagnostic tests. Assisted by advanced technologies, physicians gather evidence and clues, looking for signs of rapidly-dividing cells. Visual tests, like magnetic resonance imagining (MRI) and computed tomography (CT), can produce clear …

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Get a Second Opinion. It Can Save Your Life.

Medical misdiagnosis is a major problem for America’s healthcare system. In a 2015 report, the Institute of Medicine estimated that 12 million Americans are on the wrong end of a diagnostic error every year. Most of us will be misdiagnosed at least once in our lifetime, and those mistakes have real consequences for our health and well-being. …

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The 7 Diseases Doctors Almost Always Fail to Diagnose

Ever experience an odd pain, notice a strange rash or feel tired for no reason? You probably went to the doctor looking for answers. But physicians can have just as much difficulty pinpointing a medical condition as their untrained patients do. Do You Have One of These Easily Misdiagnosed Diseases? Faced by an inexplicable set …

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What Is the Statute of Limitations on Medical Malpractice?

The process of filing a lawsuit is governed by a strict time limit, known as a “statute of limitations” in legal contexts. These legal deadlines can vary depending on the way you were hurt and, in many cases, the nature of your injuries, but they’re no more complicated than in the area of medical malpractice. Every …

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How to Prove Medical Malpractice

Legally, medical malpractice occurs when a patient is harmed because a doctor, radiologist or other medical professional failed to perform their professional duties competently. What “competence” entails will depend on your own personal situation and the doctor’s qualifications; in most lawsuits, your attorney will bring in a relevant medical expert to explain the “standard of …

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End Distracted Driving – Recent Data Impels Reflection, Action

by Patrick MacAvoy, Esq. I live in Philadelphia and practice out of offices in both the city and Media. On a city day, I leave my car parked in whatever tight spot I was able to finagle closest to my South Philly home. Best leave it there to avoid congested Center City streets riddled with …

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