Patient Safety Tips: How to Take Charge of Your Healthcare

Patient safety measures help prevent mistakes and medical malpractice. As studies show that preventable injuries and errors are on the rise, it is no surprise that injured patients initiate most medical malpractice lawsuits. At the Yost Legal Group, we are too familiar with the injuries…

Unanimous Jury – Roundup Causes Cancer

BAYER’S FEET HELD TO THE FIRE AFTER JURY FINDS THAT ROUNDUP CAUSED CALIFORNIA MAN’S NON-HODGKIN’S LYMPHOMA Bayer is certainly feeling the heat with its stock plummeting 12.5%, overnight (the biggest intraday loss in 16 years - estimated to have cost Bayer about $9.1 billion), after…

Catholic Church Sexual Abuse Update in Maryland

Accounts of predatory priests and childhood sexual abuse scandals within the Catholic Church have hurt many populations and continue to affect those in the mid-Atlantic region.  In August 2018, a 1,000-page grand jury report issued after a two-year investigation revealed sexual abuse of children across…

The Truth Behind Dangerous Medical Devices

Recently, attorney Tom Yost sat down with Elsa, from WMAR’s Midday Maryland to discuss the potential dangers of medical devices, specifically Essure birth control and metal on metal hip implants. He talks about the way in which the FDA approves these devices and allows them…

Shoulder Dystocia and Lack of Oxygen to the Brain

Shoulder dystocia occurs when the baby’s head emerges during delivery, but one or both shoulders remains trapped behind the mother’s pubic bone, preventing completion of delivery of the baby. This may cause the baby to suffer from oxygen deprivation if the umbilical cord is compressed…

Trunnionosis—Once Again, Proof That Metal and Hips Don’t Mix

Thirty years ago, trunnionosis surfaced as a diagnosis to characterize corrosion and wear occurring in hip replacements at the head-neck interface that connects with the thigh bone (femur). Historically, orthopedic surgeons often found corrosion or wear associated with hip implant failures in the area of…