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Recent Posts in Medical Malpractice Category

  • Anchorage Dentist Accused of Medicaid Fraud

    Seth Lookhart, the Anchorage-based dentist who made himself infamous after filming himself performing a procedure on a patient while riding a hoverboard, appeared in court for the first time to face his charges. Both the dentist and his office manager, Shauna Cranford, face serious criminal charges for Medicaid fraud after allegedly performing medically-unnecessary procedures and funneling the ...
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  • Dentist Accused of Standing on a Hoverboard During Procedure

    Do you know what your doctor is doing when you’re sedated? Everyone hopes they’re performing a procedure to the best of their ability, including minimizing risk. However, one Anchorage medical professional was found to be doing anything but. Seth Lookhart, a local dentist, is in serious legal trouble after prosecutors found video of him performing a procedure on a patient while riding a ...
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  • Alaska Personal Injury Lawyers and Medical Malpractice

    Alaska Personal Injury Lawyers and Medical Malpractice There is little doubt with the comparative negligence statutes in Alaska that medical malpractice suits are extremely complicated. Not only are these statutes confusing but, if you do not hire qualified Alaska personal injury lawyers for assistance, insurance companies may try to settle for far less than your case is actually worth. In ...
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  • Vioxx may have caused blood clots, deaths after patients stopped using it.

    Reuters (12/14, Joelving) reports that according to research published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, the painkiller Vioxx (rofecoxib) may have caused blood clots, and possibly even deaths, after patients stopped using it.
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  • Older arthritic patients taking opioids may face increased risk of bone fracture, heart attack, death.

    The New York Times (12/14, B3, Meier) reports, "Older patients with arthritis who take narcotic-based drugs to relieve pain face a higher risk of bone fracture, heart attack and death when compared to those taking non-narcotic drugs, according to" research published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. "The use of narcotic painkillers has increased in recent years because of a prevailing belief ...
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  • Lipitor Recall

    CNN 's (10/7, Curley) "The Chart" blog reported that "Pfizer has announced it recalled seven lots of its blockbuster cholesterol fighting drug Lipitor [atorvastatin] in August. The recall, in the US and Canada, was due to reports of an 'uncharacteristic odor related to the bottles in which the product is packaged,' the company said in a statement."
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  • Accutane Drug Warnings

    Recently on many Alaska Cable stations ads have been running regarding the the anti-acne drug Accutane. In the "Full Disclosure" blog at Forbes (8/10), Daniel Fisher wrote about a recent court decision regarding the drug, "A New Jersey appeals-court ruling demonstrates the bind drug manufacturers are in when it comes to warning patients about all the possible side effects from their products. In ...
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  • Medical Errors Cost Nearly $20 Billion Each Year

    The Wall Street Journal (8/9, Hobson) " Health Blog " reported that medical errors cost the US $19.5 billion in 2008, according to a study released Monday by the Society of Actuaries. The costs include both medical costs and those linked to lost productivity. The Hill (8/10, Lillis) reports that the dollar figure cited is "likely low," according to consultants at Milliman, "who crunched the data." ...
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