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Misdiagnoses and Delayed Treatment in the ER

In the chaos and overcrowding of emergency rooms, errors frequently occur, and the consequences can be devastating. Mistakes in the ER often lead to misdiagnosis or delayed treatment. Patients may be sent home without treatment, only to suffer a harmful medical problem that could even become fatal. ER errors alone account for 37 percent to… Read More »

Nursing Home Negligence Is on the Rise

When you placed your loved one in a nursing home, you probably did so because you felt it was the safest place. If you are like most people, you probably did some research, visited numerous nursing homes and made the best decision you could. However, nursing home negligence is on the rise, so here’s what… Read More »

Newborn Asphyxiation Injury

Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is a condition caused by an asphyxiation event before or during birth. When a newborn receives an insufficient supply of oxygen during delivery, HIE can occur. HIE can result in neurological damage or damage to other organs. Newborns affected by HIE can suffer brain, heart, kidney or liver damage, impaired breathing, and… Read More »

When Lasik Surgery Goes Wrong

Lasik eye surgery, also known as laser eye surgery, is a popular vision correction procedure in the United States and around the world. The eye is a very delicate surgical site, and vision is a vital part of our everyday lives. Although laser eye surgery is typically successful in correcting poor vision, errors made during… Read More »

Types of Motorcycle Accident Injuries

If you are a motorcyclist, you are likely aware of the special dangers that come with motorcycling on roads filled with cars, buses and trucks. Many drivers are unaware of motorcyclists on the road. When making a U-turn, turning at an intersection or simply changing lanes, many drivers fail to notice motorcyclists on the road… Read More »

Infections at Birth

Infections in newborns can be very dangerous, and in some cases, even fatal. If left undiagnosed and untreated, a newborn’s infection can adversely affect the baby’s growth and neurological, cardiac, respiratory and sensory development. One type of infection that can be very harmful to newborns is bacterial meningitis. This type of meningitis is caused by… Read More »

When Anesthesia Errors Cause Injury

Prior to undergoing surgery, we often worry that surgical errors could result in serious injury or death. However, errors in anesthesia administration can often be far more serious and permanent than many surgical errors. When administering anesthesia, it is important for the anesthesiologist and nurses to follow standard medical procedures and guidelines. Even the smallest… Read More »

When a Spoonful of Medicine Can Turn into a Whole Lot of Harm

Police are investigating whether a Pennsylvania nurse mistakenly gave a baby a drug that was intended for the baby’s mother last August. The baby apparently received a pain medication intended for the mother when the nurse put the medication in the wrong intravenous line. The baby developed breathing problems as a result. While police normally… Read More »

Cerebral Palsy: What You Need to Know

Approximately 10,000 to 16,000 babies in the United States are born with cerebral palsy each year. If your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, here is what you need to know. What is cerebral palsy? Cerebral palsy is a disorder concerning movement, muscle tone and posture. Symptoms of cerebral palsy include involuntary movements, unsteady… Read More »

Surgical Errors That Show Up Later

We’ve all heard the horror stories about a surgeon operating on the wrong body part or even on the wrong patient. However, some surgical errors only become obvious after the surgery is over. Many different things cause surgical errors, and they can lead to complications, devastating injury, and even death. Surgeons, like any doctor, can… Read More »