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  • Implantable Medical Devices: The Promise and the Peril

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 6-Dec-2017

    From the invention of the pacemaker in the 1960s until today, implantable medical devices have become a staple of modern medicine. When matched with the right candidate, they can greatly improve the quality of life, and even sustain life. Today, electronic devices implanted in the body can regulate arrhythmia, monitor blood sugar and blood pressure levels, simulate nerve impulses and even control ...
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  • Can I Develop PTSD After a Motor Vehicle Accident?

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 6-Dec-2017

    Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a crippling mental health condition that affects an estimated 7 to 8 percent of the US population. You can develop PTSD by surviving an event that is sufficiently traumatizing. Certain medical mistakes, sexual abuse, acts of violence or natural disasters can lead to the development of PTSD. Motor vehicle accidents are another why people may develop this ...
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  • Hospital Automation: Challenges and Opportunities

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 4-Dec-2017

    Over the past century or so, automation has revolutionized many industries, from manufacturing to food service, usually making these industries better and more efficient overall. The digital age has taken automation to an even greater level, as wireless technology and the Internet can now enhance so many processes. However, the move toward hospital automation (or as some call them, “smart ...
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  • Who Should Pay for Medical Errors? An Analysis

    Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 1-Dec-2017

    We go to the doctor or the hospital for one reason: We are sick or injured, and we want to get better. It’s a reasonable expectation, but it doesn’t always happen that way; in fact, medical error is now the third leading cause of death in America. When a doctor, hospital or other medical professional commits a medical error that causes the patient further harm, it stands to reason that ...
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