Every Halloween, there are news accounts of adulterated food items turning up in children’s trick-or-treat bags. Historically, it has been common practice for some Neighborhood Associations, church groups, and school organizations to sponsor Halloween parties as a safe alternative to door-to-door trick-or-treating. As far back at the 1970’s, for the same reason, it has been routine for some community hospitals, chiropractic offices, medical groups, and public health clinics to offer the free x-raying of Halloween candy. Competition in the healthcare marketplace has caused some facilities...more
A medical second opinion is a practice that nails down or rules out a diagnosis of a given condition. As the American medical system pushes millions of patients per year through medical groups, errors in diagnosis are adding up. In a recent study, CBS News reported that at least 12 million Americans - as many as 1 in 20 adult patients - are misdiagnosed each year.
Previous studies have focused on misdiagnoses in the hospital setting, but the BMJ quality and safety study suggests that many are misdiagnosed at the primary care level. More seriously, researchers are saying that 50% of...more
Expert medical testimony is often given by an expert medical witness, typically a physician or doctor. The doctor must have education, experience, or training that is relevant to the medical area involved in the case. According to US Legal, the expert must hold knowledge about this particular field of medicine and healthcare well beyond the knowledge of an average person.more
Traumatic myositis ossificans circumscripta represents a localized, ossified response to an acute or chronic avulsion injury. In many instances of spontaneous occurrence, trivial injury may pass unrecognized. The ectopic bone may lie parallel to the shaft of the patient bone, or along the muscle axis within the fascial plane(1). Avulsion fracture, especially of apophyseal centers, often permits these fragments to grow and mature as separate bones. These separate bones persist into adulthood and are readily identified on x-ray.more