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March 2015 Archives

Where medical diagnosing fails

Almost every Pittsburgh resident will visit the doctor this year. Some will visit for their annual exam and many more will need care because of an illness or injury. We all trust that our doctors will be able to tell us what is wrong and will help us get better but sometimes a doctor fails to diagnose our condition which can lead to a worsened condition.

A breast biopsy is often misdiagnosed

Many women in the Pittsburgh area will undergo a breast biopsy at some point. In the U.S. over 1.5 million women have them each year. A breast biopsy is performed after a woman finds a lump on her breast or if there is an abnormality found in a mammogram. When one of these things happen, a doctor removes a small amount of tissue, which is then tested.

Meconium aspiration syndrome can be serious

Couples who are expecting a baby in Pittsburgh can be filled with anticipation and joy. Most deliveries go as planned but occasionally there is a birth injury which results in a serious birth injury. One such injury to the baby is called meconium aspiration.

A forceps delivery can cause a serious birth injury

Expectant Pittsburgh parents are often excited about the upcoming birth of their child. They spend months planning the new baby's room, buying clothing and going over a birth plan. Expectant parents don't want to think about what would happen if the delivery process goes wrong, but occasionally birth injuries do occur. When a doctor uses forceps during delivery, for example, the baby may suffer an injury.

Gastric bypass surgery can lead to serious injuries

Many people in the Pittsburgh area are weight conscious, and the pressure to be thin is great. Also, more people are health conscious and believe that surgically removing the extra pounds can be beneficial for their health. These surgeries are popular, but surgical errors do occur.

How do you prove fault in a medical malpractice case?

Almost all Pittsburgh residents will visit the doctor or undergo a medical procedure this year. Doctors are important in making sure we stay healthy or get us back on track in regaining our health. Most of the time our experiences with the medical community are positive. But when a medical mistake is made by a provider how does one determine who is legally responsible in a medical malpractice case?

Surgical errors often kept secret

Thousands of Pittsburgh residents will have surgery this year. Many patients do their homework and research the surgeon and facility where the surgery will take place. But patients may be surprised to know that some surgical errors are kept secret.

Lack of training can lead to robotic surgical errors

Many Pittsburgh residents will have a surgical procedure performed on them during their lifetime. Surgeries are necessary for many people and most go as planned. In recent years, robotic surgery has become popular with many U.S. hospitals offering the service to its patients. Robotic surgeries are popular because they are typically minimally invasive. But unexpected surgical accidents do arise and some of them can be attributed to the surgeons not receiving proper training.

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