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November 2017 Archives

Surgical errors can have long-term consequences

Surgical errors run the gamut from surgeons operating on the incorrect body part to them leaving surgical tools behind in a patient. As you can expect, the results of surgical errors can devastate patients. These patients often have to live with life-long pain and other issues because of the incident.

Common types of birth injuries and their causes

You've spent 9 months eagerly anticipating the arrival of your new baby. All at once, though, your world changes forever when your infant son or daughter suffers a serious birth injury, leaving your tiny newborn in pain and suffering, or even with permanent -- and often life-changing -- damage. What, exactly, are these traumatic birth injuries? Simply put, they're injuries that occur before, during or immediately after labor and delivery. However, there's nothing "simple" about birth trauma when your child's health or very life is at stake.

Lung cancer: A missed diagnosis can be a death sentence

Lung cancer is a serious disease that requires urgent treatment. Unfortunately, not all patients with this condition are able to obtain the medical care they need quickly. They might go to the doctor with symptoms that can occur with other conditions. Some of the most common symptoms of lung cancer, which include shortness of breath and coughing, are also associated with many other conditions. This might lead the doctors caring for you to misdiagnose this condition.

Delayed stroke treatment can lead to death or disability

A stroke is a very dangerous event. It must be handled as an emergency or there is a chance that it can lead to permanent disability or death. Time is a huge factor in what type of lasting impacts the stroke will have on a person.

Let your fury fuel your wrongful death lawsuit

It is only natural to be sad when a loved one passes away. One thing that you have to realize is that you are likely going to go through several emotions. At one point, you might feel grief. That might turn to anger. If your loved one died as the result of a tragic accident caused by another person and that could have been prevented, you might feel furious. Handling this intense anger might be a challenge.