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August 2017 Archives

Medical malpractice isn't always easy to spot

When you see headlines about medical malpractice, what might follow is a case that is so horrific that the malpractice was easy to spot by anyone. Certainly, these cases do make good reads, but you mustn't fall into thinking that all medical malpractice is dramatic, and you shouldn't think that all deaths in medical settings are the result of malpractice.

New mothers might suffer from serious birth injuries

Many people think of birth injuries as those that impact the baby; however, as we've discussed in previous blogs like last week's blog, there are also birth injuries that impact the mother. These birth injuries are very serious. In some cases, the mother might not be able to care for her child without help because of her injury. This is simply inexcusable.

Did a brain injury at birth lead to your child's cerebral palsy?

Having a child can cause you to experience a great deal of euphoria. You may only imagine the wonderful activities in which you will participate and experiences you will enjoy with your child. However, after his or her birth, you may experience a feeling of dismay after learning your child has suffered a brain injury.

Beware the dangers that come with C-sections

Many women in this country deliver their children via C-sections. In fact, this is the most common surgical procedure in the United States. What some women might not know is that a C-section can put them at risk of complications if they have to have a hysterectomy later in life. This is something that could turn a difficult situation into one that is even more serious.

Oncologist has license suspended, patients left in limbo

People who have cancer expect that they will get the care they need from the oncologists and other people who are on their care team. When this doesn't happen, the cancer might advance or the person might be left feeling miserable when he or she should have been able to be offered some form of relief.

Nursing homes blasted for not caring for residents

Nursing homes are supposed to properly care for the residents in their care. Unfortunately, there are many cases in which nursing homes put profits before patients. These facilities are often the site of neglect and abuse of residents.