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Monthly Archives: August 2017

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Pubic Hair Safety Tips

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By David Mittleman From what I have read, personal grooming injuries are a serious but overlooked issue. According to a recently published study, about three-quarters of Americans groom their pubic hair. About 25% of groomers suffer an injury of some kind, with cuts being the most common type of injury, followed by burns and then [...]

Physicians Facing Charges, Including Murder, for Overprescribing Opioids & other Pain Medications

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By David Mittleman Every sixteen minutes, someone in the U.S. dies from an opioid-related overdose, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Physicians who negligently prescribe opioids for their patients are increasingly being held liable, and some physicians have been charged with murder for improper opioid prescription practices. In 2015, a Los Angeles [...]

Motor Vehicle Recalls: Is Your Car or Truck Safe?

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By Nolan Erickson Automakers are in the news again lately for vehicle safety recalls. General Motors announced this week that 800,000 of its popular Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra full-size pickups may have faulty power steering systems that could cause drivers to lose control. Last month, Honda recalled 2.1 million vehicles for battery sensors that [...]

Pancreatic Cancer – False Positives Can Kill You

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By David Mittleman Pancreatic Cancer can go undetected until it has advance to the point where successful treatment is unlikely. Pancreatic cancer is notorious for its poor prognosis, with a low overall 5-year survival rate of only 8.7%. Early detection gives you the best chance of survival, but the diagnosis of cancer by fine needle [...]

Driverless Cars and Trucks; But What is the Law?

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By David Mittleman Michigan lawmakers have got-off the block earlier and have perhaps the most permissive laws in the country. Our governor signed four bills that clear a path for the testing and deployment of autonomous vehicles in December 2016. Now U.S. House lawmakers are reviewing over a dozen driverless car and truck bills to [...]

Enrique Criado, MD Retraction

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By David Mittleman I fully and without reservation retract the statements I made in an article that appeared in The Legal Examiner and on my law firm's blog on December 20, 2016 regarding medical care provided by Enrique Criado, MD, Chief of Vascular Surgery for MidMichigan Health, at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland. Regrettably, I identified Dr. [...]