According to University of Minnesota study from last month, the spread of antibiotic-resistant "superbugs" in medical facilities across the nation could be due to contamination of medical devices. Duodenoscopes, which are used to examine the small intestine during common procedures, have left dangerous bacteria behind in cases even after cleaning and sterilization. There are an estimated 700,000 uses of the device in procedures every year.
Few people would ever want to suffer an injury because of someone else’s negligence. But even though this is the case, we often take comfort in the fact that we have the right to seek compensation for our injuries and hold the guilty party responsible for their actions.
As some here in Illinois may already know, the link between cancer and asbestos is well documented. According to the American Cancer Society, it is believed that asbestos causes cancer when asbestos fibers are either breathed in or swallowed and get stuck in the small airways of the lungs. Constant irritation from these fibers can eventually cause mesothelioma or other types of lung cancer.
If you are suffering from mesothelioma then you know how aggressive this form of cancer can be. According to WebMD, mesothelioma, if left untreated, a person can succumb to death within four months to a year after diagnosis. Unfortunately, because of its rarity and similar symptoms to other conditions and illnesses, many doctors often misdiagnose patients who have mesothelioma.
Mayo Clinic researchers are conducting a study with the measles virus that has already yielded some positive results with regard to cancer. Last year, the researchers used an extraordinarily large dosage of the measles vaccine, equal to about 10 million individual doses, in an attempt to destroy cancer cells. It was recently reported that the treatments were effective in wiping out cancer cells.