The Devastating Lifelong Impacts of Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries have a well-deserved reputation as some of the most devastating injuries a person can suffer. More than almost any other injury, damage to the spinal cord can lead to permanent, painful, and devastating symptoms and disabilities. Unfortunately, spinal cord injuries (SCIs) are more common than most people realize. There are multiple types […]

New Study Claims At Least 1 in 12 Cerebral Palsy Cases Avoidable

Cerebral palsy (CP) is one of the conditions that parents fear most. It’s a permanent, often debilitating condition that will affect every part of their child’s life going forward. More importantly, many cases of cerebral palsy could have been avoided. According to a recent study performed by NHS Resolution, at least one in twelve cerebral […]

What to Do When Doctors Don’t Respect Your Reproductive Rights

Reproductive rights have become a topic of national conversation since the May 2nd leak of the Supreme Court’s draft of a decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. With this leak, access to reproductive healthcare nationwide suddenly appears to be up in the air. However, if you live in California, you may have more options regarding […]

California May Vote to Increase Medical Malpractice Award Cap This Month

For months, it’s seemed clear that California citizens would see a ballot initiative this November on raising the medical malpractice award cap. However, in a unique move from the state legislature, it appears that this will no longer be necessary. As of late April, an agreement has been reached that may allow the state legislature […]

How Common is Multiple Sclerosis Misdiagnosis?

May 30th is World Multiple Sclerosis Day. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a relatively common disease that affects the central nervous system, harming nerves and neurons and slowly degrading the patient’s ability to control parts of their body. Severe cases of MS may cause patients to lose the ability to walk or control their hands. World […]

Are You a Victim of Medical Gaslighting?

When most people think of medical malpractice, they go to particularly egregious situations first. Horrifying instances of negligence like surgeons who amputate the wrong limb or doctors prescribing the wrong medication to people with deadly allergies capture the imagination. However, they’re nowhere near the most common types of malpractice in daily life. Relatively subtle negligence […]

California Doctor Facing Fraud Allegations for Incentivizing Expensive Procedures

A California doctor responsible for the pain management treatment of thousands of patients has been accused of committing malpractice and insurance fraud by the State Department of Justice (DOJ). Doctor Francis Lagattuta, the head physician and practice owner of the Lags Medical Centers chain, is being investigated alongside his practice. The DOJ investigation is based […]

Why California’s 2022 Ballot Is So Healthcare-Heavy

While the 2022 election is still months away, lobbying groups are already pushing hard for bills they want on the ballot. During most election cycles, there are common themes among the laws that appear on a ballot, such as safety or infrastructure. This year, it looks like California voters will be presented with a broad […]

New Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Guidelines May Impact Long-COVID Sufferers

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The pandemic has led to health information taking up a major portion of the news cycle. However, it’s almost entirely focused on COVID-19, leading other healthcare news to slip under the radar. For example, the CDC’s release of new guidelines on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, or ME/CFS, has passed largely unremarked upon. That shouldn’t be […]

Brandon’s Law: New False Advertising Laws Target Rehab Facilities

False advertising is a problem in every industry, but it has harsher consequences in some. For example, false advertising for healthcare and medical services has a much more direct impact than something like bottled water. While both can cause problems, misleading healthcare advertisements can directly end someone’s life. That’s why California has just passed “Brandon’s […]