In 2010, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law, changing the landscape of the American healthcare system forever. One of those changes constitutes an increase in hospital mergers and acquisitions by encouraging collaborative care; the ACA offers financial … Continue ReadingRead More →
In September 2014, a 17 year old Connecticut teenager identified in court documents only as “Cassandra C” was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a rare form of cancer, and ordered by the state to undergo chemotherapy treatment for the disease. After … Continue ReadingRead More →
On March 4th, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments for King v. Burwell, the latest case that threatens to derail the Affordable Care Act of 2010. The act was intended to reduce the number of uninsured people in two
On July 18, 2013, Texas Governor Rick Perry signed House Bill 2, “an act relating to the regulation of abortion procedures, providers, and facilities; providing penalties”, into law, introducing four new restrictions regarding abortion. The first regulation prohibited all abortions … Continue ReadingRead More →
Only two years removed from a monumental ruling, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is headed back to the Supreme Court.
While its last trial revolved around the constitutionality of a presidential mandate, Obamacare is now under fire for a provision … Continue ReadingRead More →
It is no longer possible for companies to patent biological matter, regardless of whether the matter is within or removed from its natural state.
According to a recent ruling by the United States Supreme Court, “A naturally occurring DNA … Continue ReadingRead More →
Nine months ago, the Supreme Court’s ruling on stem cell research redirected the path toward medical discovery. According to a recent article in the journal Nature, two stem cell researchers from the National Institute of Health filed a lawsuit intending … Continue ReadingRead More →
In an era of aging populations, advancing medical care, and soaring end of life medical expenses, the ethical and moral implications of end of life treatment are forced into the forefront of bioethical debate. From this arises the inevitable question … Continue ReadingRead More →
Frivolous lawsuits in the American legal system make rousing news stories and attention-grabbing headlines. They are usually health-related cases in which the plaintiff accuses the defendants of significant mental and physical damages. However, many are not … Continue ReadingRead More →
Malpractice Lawsuits in the US: Trends over Time and How Recent Reductions in Damage Awards Could Change Medicine
A physician by the name of Dr. Richard Viscarello walked into the delivery room of the Maternal Fetal Care clinic in Stamford, CT on Februrary 2, 2003 to perform a routine procedure, according to a 2011 article written by Matthew … Continue ReadingRead More →