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Next Big Hospital Infections May Not Be Viruses

December 17th, 2018

By Zach Christiansen of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation on Monday, December 17, 2018. NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana. There exists a kind of disease that cannot be killed by intense heat or disinfectants. No amount of alcohol, peroxide, Clorox, bleach, or heat will kill it. The disease is caused by prions, or infected proteins. Prions are a virulent type of protein. Before we can understand how prions cause disease, we need to understand how healthy proteins work. According to Science Daily, proteins work in our bodies because they fold into a shape that allows them to serve their function. Their chemical composition dictates their shape. Imagine a Slinky and its tendency to expand or contract due to......

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Fentanyl Named the Deadliest Drug in the U.S.

December 17th, 2018

By Zach Christiansen of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation on Monday, December 17, 2018. JACKSON, Mississippi. According to the Centers for Disease Control, fentanyl was responsible for 29% of all drug overdose deaths, reports. Drug overdoses have increasingly become one of the leading causes of the death in the U.S., competing with car accidents and falls as the leading killers when it comes to accidental death. Over prescription of opioids has been blamed for the increased number of heroin users. When some patients are no longer able to acquire opioids, some turn to heroin to get their fix. When fentanyl is mixed into these drugs on the street to make them more potent, deaths can occur.......

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Mistakes in medical records could result in patient injuries

December 12th, 2018

David Bowling of The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation posted in Medical Malpractice on Wednesday, December 12, 2018. Medical records are important documentation of a patient’s health history, and current and past treatment. Incorrect information in a patient’s medical record could result in serious patient injuries. When a patient requests the help of a skilled attorney in the aftermath of an injury, medical records are the primary source of information. Louisiana patients may be interested in some of the incorrect documentation that other patients have found in their records. One woman recounted her experience of discovering a potentially dangerous mistake in her elderly father’s medical record. After a move across the country, the woman’s father suffered a......

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