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January 2017 Archives

What are the most common medical errors that could harm you?

Much discussion has been spread regarding medical mistakes and how they impact residents in Pennsylvania and other states across the nation. While it has been noted that fatal medical mistakes rank high when it comes to giving a number to the leading causes of death in the United States, it is more important to note how likely medical mistakes are and what are the likely types to impact patients in the U.S.

Monitoring pregnant women with congenital heart disease

Finding out that you are pregnant is frequently an exciting event for women in Pennsylvania. Despite it being a joyous moment, it can also be a concerning time for those mothers-to-be that suffer serious illnesses and diseases. While it is still possible to have a successful pregnancy with some of these diseases, this situation requires much medical attention and ongoing monitoring. The failure to monitorduring pregnancy is not only a negligent act but could also be the medical negligence that leads to a harmed infant or injured mother.

Helping you take action after a pregnancy-related injury

Sharing the news that you are pregnant is a rather exciting experience for most women in Pennsylvania and elsewhere. In fact, the entire pregnancy process can be very joyous. Whether a pregnancy is planned or not, or if it is a woman's first pregnancy or not, there can be a lot of unknowns throughout the pregnancy. Therefore, many women rely on the expertise of medical professionals to monitor them up until labor and delivery. While this can help detect any issues or complications, negligent monitoring could result in serious and even life-threatening issues for both the mother and baby.

Two dead in six-vehicle truck crash in Pennsylvania

Every day, countless commercial trucks travel on major roadways throughout Pennsylvania and other states across the nation. While these vehicles play a vital role, shipping and delivering goods to and from places, semi-trucks can also cause dangers on the roads as well. Although federal trucking regulations seek to reduce the dangers and accidents caused by commercial trucks, no regulation can prevent negligent truck drivers from getting behind the wheel.

3 things fathers should know about birth injuries

Two of the most joyful times in your life should be your wife's pregnancy and your child's birth. However, not all fathers get to experience this joy. Some fathers must deal with a tumultuous pregnancy followed by trouble in the delivery room. Either of these scenarios can be devastating. Fathers who have a wife or baby affected by a birth injury should keep a few points in mind, should they opt to seek compensation.

What to do if you suffered because of a medication error

When we go to the doctor or hospital, we as patients expect medical professionals to initiate a treatment plan. For most patients in Pennsylvania and elsewhere, this often means being prescribed a medication. While medications are available, it is possible that certain ones could result in a patient suffering a worsened condition. In addition, if a doctor makes a medication error and a patient is given the wrong dose or wrong medication, this could mean serious health issues or even death.

Could reducing trucking regulations mean more truck accidents?

Every day, large commercial trucks travel on major roadways throughout Pennsylvania and other states across the nation. While these massive tractor-trailer trucks present many risks to other drivers, federal trucking regulations exist to mitigate these risks. However, with the recent election and the impending change in the nation's highest political office, it is possible that some of these regulations might be eliminated. While these changes could mean improvements in the trucking industry, they could have unwanted consequences.

What are the common causes of motorcycle accidents?

While most motorcyclists in Pennsylvania put their bikes away as soon as the winter weather made an appearance, some die-hard riders still may take their bikes out when warm days make an appearance. Thus, motorists should expect to share the road with motorcyclists no matter the time of year or the weather. And while fewer motorcyclists travel the roadways in the colder months, it is still important to understand how motorcycle accidents could occur.

Medication errors caused by nurses are common

Going to the doctor should be at least a yearly event for Pennsylvania residents. Whether it is for your yearly checkup, because you are feeling ill or for ongoing treatment, patients continually visit their medical professionals, whom they rely on and trust. While nurses and doctors are educated and trained to properly treat and care for patients, some mistakes can occur during their encounters with patients. And when it comes to medication errors occurring, nurses are frequently to blame.

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