Any physical harm an infant suffers as he or she is in the process of being born is referred to as a birth injury. Damage that occurs to the mother during birth may also fall under this term, but less commonly. A birth injury is distinct from a birth defect which originates or grows while […]
Medical malpractice doesn’t just mean instances like when a surgeon makes a mistake during surgery. Medical negligence can also include times when a doctor fails to diagnose (or misdiagnose) a condition completely. Errors like these often lead to tragedy and catastrophic injuries.
A spinal cord abscess (SCA), sometimes called an epidural abscess, is an infection in […]
There is a pervasive – and dangerous – belief in America that our court system is clogged with unnecessary, “frivolous” lawsuits. This myth is the reason we so often see our civil justice system under attack by politicians, political action groups, and even some journalists.
The truth is, civil lawsuits are at an all-time low. Out […]
Every cellphone owner is all too familiar with robocalls. The pesky phone calls just don’t seem to stop—from unknown area codes, from local area codes, from people posing as IRS agents, Social Security agents, or other government entities. And, if some corporations have their way, robocalling might get even worse.
The Washington Post recently reported that […]
With the 2018-2019 youth sports season up and running, parents and pediatricians are again urged to be vigilant of concussions and head injuries in children. Medical research is constantly discovering new information about head injury and its consequences on young people. The advice that may have been recommended a decade ago may not be the […]
Longtime drummer for rock band Blink-182 Travis Barker recently filed a malpractice suit against a Santa Monica medical imaging center. This action caps off an unfortunate several months for the musician and his family.
Earlier this past summer, in June, Barker was admitted to the hospital to receive treatment for blood clots in his arms, forcing […]
For many decades, paramedics have treated urgent cardiac arrest victims with adrenaline to prevent their death. However, newly released information is suggesting that the drug used by these medical professionals when cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and electric shocks failed to work, only improves the chance of preventing death by a slim margin, but at the same […]
Regardless of whether you have a surgical procedure done at a surgery center or hospital, you expect those in charge of your surgery to provide the same level of competency and safe care before, during, and after surgery. However, the statistics are revealing significant inadequacies when it comes to the resources and oversight associated with […]
In a poll by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), nine out 10 emergency room doctors say their hospitals aren’t prepared for a mass tragedy or major disaster.
The poll also revealed that fewer than half of doctors believe their emergency rooms are only “somewhat” equipped to handle an incident that drastically increases ER patient […]
A bombshell article recently published in USA TODAY uncovered surprising information about the maternal mortality rate in the United States. Writer Alison Young researched four years for the piece “Hospitals know how to protect mothers. They just aren’t doing it,” which revealed the startling news that the U.S. is now the most dangerous place in […]