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Despite years of preparation and careful design, motor vehicle accidents often result in fuel fed fires caused by defective fuel systems that fail to contain
A perinatal brain injury is brain damage that occurs before the child is born, usually during the delivery process. The delivery process, despite all of
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On Feb. 12, 2010, plaintiff Maria Correa, 44, homemaker, underwent an ambulatory procedure at Metropolitan Hospital, which included the insertion of a mediport into her
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is often accused of serving industry at the expense of consumers. But even FDA defenders are shocked by reports this week
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The Archives of Internal Medicine recently published results of an observational study on individuals using both Proton pump inhibitors (PPI) and the bisphosphonate drug Fosamax.
Patient advocacy groups and reporters have lost the use, at least temporarily, of a public federal-database used to research incidents of medical malpractice, discipline and peer
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