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Common medication errors and why they occur

For residents young, old and in between in Pennsylvania and elsewhere, it is not uncommon to be prescribed a medication by a primary care physician or a specialist. Whether it is for a short duration or long-term, every time a medication is prescribed to a patient, certain measures should be taken to ensure the patient is getting the proper medication and dose. Failure to take such precautionary measures could result in an adverse drug event that could greatly interfere with the health and wellbeing of the patient.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention or CDC, roughly 82 percent of adults in the United States are on at least one prescribed medication, while approximately 29 percent take five or more prescriptions on a regular basis. These rates open up the potential possibilities of medication errors occurring among patients.

Lower extremities often injured in motorcycle accidents

As a previous post noted, motorcyclists are prone to certain accidents because of the errors and negligence of other motorists. If a driver fails to check their blind spot, travels too closely behind a motorcyclist or fails to yield to an oncoming motorcyclist, he or she could cause a serious motorcycle crash. Unlike other collisions, motorcycle accidents have the tendency to involve traumatic and severe injuries. Because motorcycles do not have the hard exterior shells most automobiles are equipped with, motorcyclists are likely to be thrown from their bikes, suffering serious injuries.

Based on one study, it was found that injuries to the lower extremities were the most common motorcycle accident injuries. In fact, based on cash data collected from 1997 to 2006, 81 percent of motorcycle accident victims suffered isolated lower-extremity injuries. Lower extremity injuries included injuries to the foot, ankle, knee, thigh, hip and pelvis.

Who is at risk for Prostate Cancer?

Prostate cancer is a major cause for concern in men, as it is the most prevalent non-skin type cancer in the United States. Several demographic levels influence a male's risk of developing prostate cancer. The baseline demographic is age; diagnosis rates increase in males as age increases. According to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, only 1 in 10,000 men under the age of 40 are diagnosed with prostate cancer. This number vaults to 1 in 38 men for ages 40-59, and further leaps to 1 in 14 men for ages 60-69.

Who are the responsible parties for delivery room errors?

For most Pennsylvania mothers preparing to give birth in a hospital setting, they are most likely aware that various medical professionals will assist in the entire labor and delivery process. However, if this is a mother's first child, she may not realize how many medical professionals she and her newborn could come in contact with. Because the actions and expertise of every medical professional assisting with the birthing process could greatly impact the outcomes of the delivery, it is important to understand how these action could have contributed to a birth, delivery or pregnancy-related injury.

Who are the responsible parties for delivery room errors? For those mothers opting for a hospital delivery room birthing process, this could quickly become a complex and lengthy process. This is especially true if complications arise or if labor is prolonged. In these matters various staff members will likely be in and out of the mothers hospital room and delivery room as shifts change and as specialist are needed.

Keeping an Eye on Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer among American women after skin cancer, and is behind only lung cancer in terms of death rates. 1 out of 12 U.S. women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in her lifetime. To further examine Breast Cancer Statistics, Click Here. Needless to say, breast cancer needs to be monitored.

Protecting the rights of motorcycle crash victims

While May is motorcycle awareness across the nation, motorcycle safety is a concern in Pennsylvania and other states during warm months. So long as the weather is nice, motorists should be prepared to share the road with motorcyclists. And as more and more motorcycles are being registered in the United States, it is expected that drivers everywhere will need to take steps to ensure they safely drive amongst motorcyclists. Unfortunately, not all drivers accommodate for these small vehicles, or even fail to take additional steps to increase his or her awareness of motorcycles traveling around them. These failings could lead to serious and even fatal motorcycle collisions.

Motorcycle safety initiatives and campaigns are implemented to help with crash prevention; however, this does not prevent all motorcyclists from being harmed by negligent, distracted and even intoxicated motorists. At Rosen Louik & Perry, P.C., our legal team is dedicated to helping victims in a motorcycle collision and those who lost a loved one in a crash.

Do You Really Need Annual Dental X-Rays?

X-Rays are undoubtedly an important and useful component of any dental patient's treatment. X-ray images can show cavities, bone loss, and other structures that cannot be seen by the naked eye. Bitewing x-rays can show decay, bone loss, infection, gum disease, and alignment. To further explore the medical uses of Dental X-Rays on WebMD, Click Here. Many dentists recommend that their patients receive annual bitewing X-rays. Not so fast!

Women often suffer silently after pregnancy-related injuries

Whether you are a mother-to-be, a new parent or a parent to several children, the emotions involved with being a parent are often strong and long-lasting. When parents in Pennsylvania are expecting a baby, the expectant mother and father may feel both excited and nervous. While some mothers go through the birthing process with little or no complications, unfortunately some women find themselves suffering from a birthing trauma.

According to experts, many mothers suffer silently while they deal with the lasting physical effects from giving birth. In most cases, women do not know where to turn to when they suffer childbirth injuries, resulting in them quietly suffering for months or even years.

The dangers of failing to recognize fetal distress

It's the responsibility of medical professionals to carefully monitor a baby's vital signs before and during childbirth. They accomplish this goal through the use of medical devices including a heart monitor. When analyzing the information, they receive from these devices; doctors can determine if fetal distress occurred during labor and delivery. It's at that point that they can make further assessments for the baby's care. Failure to do so is dangerous for the baby's health and future development.

Failure to recognize fetal distress

When doctors fail to recognize fetal distress, it isn't just the baby's health that's put at risk. The mother is put in danger as well. Medical professionals must accurately interpret information from the devices they're using, and respond accordingly. Failure to do so could result in such injuries as cerebral palsy, brain injuries or death.

Helping patients suffering from pregnancy-related injuries

Planning and preparing for a new bundle of joy is an exciting time for Pennsylvania parents. While some pregnancies are not easy, the nine months leading up to a newborn infant is still an exciting time. Unfortunately, no matter whether a mother gives birth prematurely, on her due date or is past due, complications could unfortunately arise. This generates many concerns for the parents, but the main focus remains on the mother getting through a safe labor and delivery process so a healthy newborn can be placed in their arms. However, in order to promote a healthy delivery, doctors may need to use certain techniques. If these techniques are improperly performed, it could result in serious birth injuries.

The discussion of birth injuries might be a delicate topic. However, at Rosen Louik & Perry P.C., our legal team understands the importance of fighting for families harmed by negligent doctors that cause pregnancy-related injuries. We understand that these are preventable harms suffered by mother, and we work hard to hold negligent parties liable for the harms they have caused.

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