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Are There Treatments for Spastic Cerebral Palsy?

February 04, 2021

Spastic cerebral palsy has no cure. The initial brain injury that causes it cannot be reversed. Various treatment options, however, can improve the symptoms of this type of cerebral palsy significantly and help those affected to improve the quality of their lives. Common treatments include physical, speech, and occupational therapies, medicines for muscle stiffness or […]

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Are There Treatments for Spastic Cerebral Palsy?
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Is Medical Negligence Responsible for the Spread of this Deadly Superbug?

January 08, 2021

Candida auris is a “superbug” that has sickened hundreds of people in Illinois. Most of these infections have occurred in the Chicago area, and many of them are the result of medical negligence. Infection with the candida auris fungus can seriously impact patient health and leads to considerable patient mortality rates, especially among elderly patients […]

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Is Medical Negligence Responsible for the Spread of this Deadly Superbug?
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Patients at “D” and “F” Hospitals at Greater Risk of Avoidable Death

January 04, 2021

Hospitals with low safety grades are more likely to cause medical errors and preventable deaths. The Leapfrog Group evaluates how safe hospitals are for patients and assigns grades “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” to them. “A” is the best patient safety grade that a hospital can achieve, whereas “D” and “F” represent near failing […]

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Patients at “D” and “F” Hospitals at Greater Risk of Avoidable Death
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How Fatigue Impacts the Risk of Medical Malpractice

December 23, 2020

Fatigued and sleep-deprived medical professionals put patients at higher risks of injury and death from preventable medical errors. Are Fatigued Doctors Causing Patient Injuries? According to the Institute of Medicine, 44,000 to 98,000 patients die in U.S. hospitals every year due to preventable medical errors. Although the reasons for medical errors and patient injuries vary, […]

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How Fatigue Impacts the Risk of Medical Malpractice
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Injured by a Chiropractor?

December 18, 2020

Chiropractic treatments involving the head, neck, and spine can result in pinched nerves and a lack of blood flow and oxygen to the brain. Dangers of Chiropractic Manipulation Going to a chiropractor is a common practice for many people with injuries. Chiropractic treatments are used to align the spine and treat neuromuscular disorders, joint problems, […]

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Injured by a Chiropractor?
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Radiology Malpractice: When an Ultrasound Is Misread

December 16, 2020

Errors with ultrasounds can lead to undiagnosed abnormalities in developing fetuses and the failure to diagnose an array of problems that might occur during pregnancy. Ultrasound During Pregnancy Medical professionals and hospitals routinely perform ultrasounds on pregnant women. It’s a common procedure used to monitor a baby’s health condition and detect abnormalities in a developing […]

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Radiology Malpractice: When an Ultrasound Is Misread
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Delayed Treatment for Maternal Patients Suffering from High Blood Pressure

October 18, 2018

Last month, we discussed the alarming rate of maternal deaths across the United States. One of the leading causes of maternal deaths is dangerously high blood pressure, also known as preeclampsia, which can lead to a stroke if not quickly treated. When the Failure to Act Puts Maternal Patients at Risk An investigation by USA […]

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Delayed Treatment for Maternal Patients Suffering from High Blood Pressure
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Alarmingly High Maternal Death Rate Attributed to Medical Negligence

August 13, 2018

Giving birth to a child should be one of the happiest moments in a mother’s life. An average of 4 million births happen in the United States each year, according to Baby Center. That figure works out to nearly 11,000 births per day. While the majority of births may be successful and without any serious […]

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Alarmingly High Maternal Death Rate Attributed to Medical Negligence
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A missed diagnosis: U.S. maternal mortality rate is unacceptable

May 17, 2017

As an expectant mother, when you discover that you are pregnant, your focus is likely on the health of your child. You want your child to be healthy and hope for minimal childbirth complications. In the past decade, however, the focus on infant well-being has drawn attention away from maternal health. The story of neonatal […]

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A missed diagnosis: U.S. maternal mortality rate is unacceptable
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The vital importance of informed consent

October 24, 2016

With few exceptions, patients are required to give informed consent before being treated by a physician. Informed consent helps to ensure that patients are educated about their options and their treatment before they are subjected to procedures, medical intervention, medication and other critical aspects of their care. When a physician fails to seek informed consent […]

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The vital importance of informed consent