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January 15, 2021

Do Women Suffer Disadvantages When Seeking Medical Help Compared to Men?

It’s no secret that when compared to men, women do suffer disadvantages when seeking medical treatment. Research proves this point, a fact that may cause serious injury and death. Laura Huang, PhD, an associate professor at Harvard Business School who studies organizational behavior, conducted a study in 2018 that tracked nearly 582,000 heart attack...
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January 6, 2021

I Was Visiting Michigan from Out-of-State and was Hit by a Michigan Driver and Injured – What Are My Rights?

While the pandemic has put a damper on travel in 2020, our state usually has more than 120 million visitors each year. If you were visiting Michigan and were involved in an automobile accident, you should know your rights and how our laws work, especially in light of the recent changes to Michigan’s no-fault...
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December 21, 2020

Health Care System Flaws Foster Medical Mistakes

We read a lot about mistakes made by doctors, surgeons, nurses, and hospitals that cause injury and sometimes death to patients. However, in some cases, it’s the healthcare system itself that creates an environment for medical mistakes. Dr. Danielle Ofri, an internist at New York City's Bellevue Hospital, writes in her new book, When...
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December 14, 2020

Medical Malpractice Happens to Celebrities – Part I

Medical malpractice occurs when a hospital, physician, or other healthcare worker causes an injury to a patient by a negligent act or omission. The negligence may be from mistakes in diagnosis, treatment, aftercare, or health management. Medical errors can happen to anyone, including well-known celebrities, athletes, and performers. Let’s look at our first set...
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December 5, 2020

Racism and Discrimination in Health Care

Discrimination is defined as making unjustified distinctions between people based on the groups, classes, or other categories of which they’re thought to be part. Individuals may suffer discrimination on the basis of race, gender, age, sexual orientation, and other categories. Discrimination can stem from social interactions that happen to protect more powerful or privileged...
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