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Top pain doctors face a multitude of lawsuits

More than 115 people die every day in the United States due to opioid drug overdoses according to the the National Institute on Drug Abuse. How did we get here? Many say that doctors and organizations overselling pain drugs are to blame. In fact, some are taking leading pain authorities across the country to court.

Many pregnant women infected with Zika may have been missed

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recently released a report showing an uptick in Zika activity. Worse yet, many pregnant women infected with the Zika virus may not have known it. They are warning that a number of pregnant women were not effectively tested for the virus by their healthcare provider.

Why is the childbirth complication rate rising in the U.S.?

The U.S. has the highest rate of maternal mortality in the industrialized world. Every year 700 to 900 American mothers die due to pregnancy and childbirth. However, these often preventable deaths are statistically overshadowed the rapid rise in maternal complications.

Opioids are a top offender for causing harm to hospital patients

Pain medication classified as opioids may be necessary for severe pain, but can be very dangerous. Opioid-related substance use disorder is a public health crisis around the nation. While misuse is currently being addressed with new laws and regulations, problems still remain. Not only are these drugs highly addictive, but they are often mismanaged by medical staff providing acute care in hospitals.

Bay Area school zones are graded an "F" for pedestrian safety

Being a parent can be mentally exhausting, including planning meals, organizing the house and coordinating rides for your children. You hope that accidents are the last thing you need to worry about when dropping-off and picking-up your kids from school. Unfortunately, school zones may not be as safe as you might hope.

Uber drivers sometimes drive drunk too

For many people in California, ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft provide a safe and responsible alternative to drinking and driving. You can go out for a night on the town and drink as much as you want without worrying about arranging a designated driver or trying to drive yourself home. Instead, a sober driver will pick you up and take you home for a reasonable fee.

The devastation of a birth injury

As a parent, your wish for your kids is for them to have long and happy lives. But when your newborn has suffered a serious birth injury because of medical malpractice, he or she could instead face years of pain, disability and intensive medical treatment.

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