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What You Need to Know About Medical Malpractice During Childbirth

Medical malpractice during childbirth can result in severe injuries to a baby. Sometimes these injuries require expensive care for the child’s lifetime. Understanding what these situations look like can help you determine if you have been a victim. When Birth Injury Leads to Cerebral Palsy A common birth injury to the brain that affects the infant is cerebral palsy. Unfortunately, cerebral palsy is often the result of negligent behavior. For example, if a doctor or nurse fails to watch the fetal monitor appropriately. They may not see when that the baby is in distress and is receiving little to no oxygen. In this situation, the doctor or nurse did not prevent something they could have. This mistake, which can cause cerebral palsy, would be malpractice during childbirth. What Counts as Medical Malpractice? Doctors and nurses are human and are therefore prone to mistakes. This common understanding is why not every…
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Can This Campaign Prevent the Improper Administration of Cancer Treatments?

A national campaign has recently formed to reduce the number of cases of improper administration of cancer treatments. A mistake where doctors improperly administer chemotherapy has been killing patients rather than helping them. A campaign known as Just Bag It is hoping to put a stop to that. How Can We Make Cancer Treatments Safer? Occasionally, due to medical malpractice, the chemo drug Vincristine is injected into the spinal column instead of the vein. This can be a fatal mistake for cancer patients. The campaign is aiming to use an IV to administer the drug instead. This would eliminate the risk while still providing the medication just as effectively. Currently, about half of all hospitals already administer chemotherapy this way, but a recent campaign out of Philadelphia is hoping to spread that to every hospital in the country. The program is being run by the National Comprehensive Cancer network. According…
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Dr. Frankenstein: The Scariest Medical Malpractice Cases Ever

Medical malpractice is a terrifying subject. The thought that something could go wrong during an operation due to negligence or malicious intent is enough to make any patient nervous. The fear is completely justifiable when you look at these horrific medical malpractice cases from the past. Lunging to false conclusions. A patient came in with complaints of chest pain, a normal enough symptom that could be a sign of any number of possible conditions, most of which are minor. However, the doctor in this case immediately misdiagnosed severe lung cancer and scheduled an emergency operation to remove the entire lung. You’re welcome, Bro. One young woman was born with external genitalia that did not clearly enough define that she was indeed a she, so Christiane grew up as an awkward boy named Thomas. When the doctor started her operation for an appendix issue and came across ovaries, he removed them…
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