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December 2016 Archives

Tests discovered to diagnose a potentially fatal head injury

People in Pennsylvania and elsewhere sometimes partake in activities that pose serious risks to their head. Whether it is a bicycle ride, motorcycle cruise, playing a contact sport or traveling in an automobile, only some of these activities provide specific safety equipment, such as a helmet, to protect the skull or brain the event of a serious accident. The reality is that even a head injury that seems minute could present serious problems down the line.

Helping you hold a negligent doctor liable for birth injuries

Bringing new life into the world is an exciting event for parents. It is also an exciting career for the medical professionals that partake in the pregnancy, labor and delivery process. While much time and effort goes into planning and preparing for the birth of a child, the parent-to-be cannot always prepare and avoid any and all issues and complications. And there is one event that a parent can never prepare for -- the negligence of a medical professional helping with the birth of their child.

A deeper look at the causes, symptoms and treatment of TBIs

No one ever expects to be in a serious accident. Even more so, victims do not expect to suffer serious injuries such as brain trauma. brain injury victims in Pennsylvania and other states across the nation are likely to incur long-term effects. This not only impacts the victim physically, mentally and emotionally, but it is also likely to affect them financially. For some individuals suffering a traumatic brain injury or a TBI, the recovery and treatment process could be lengthy and challenging.

What's the difference between cerebral palsy and Erb's palsy?

Parents-to-be often do not focus on the risks associated with childbirth. Mothers in Pennsylvania and elsewhere may try not to think of the chances their baby could be born with a disability or suffer harm due to a birth injury. However, the unfortunate truth is that birth injuries are possible, and the life of an injured newborn could be greatly altered due to the negligence of a medical professional.

Families should be alert for signs of nursing home negligence

If you have a disabled or elderly family member who is a resident in a Pittsburgh-area nursing home, you are their best line of defense regarding incidents of negligence and abuse. A loved one's age, infirmities and declining cognitive functions can render them unable to protest against or report any indignities they may have suffered in the facility. Essentially, this makes them the perfect victims for abuse and negligence.

Risks associated with a natural birth following a C-section

For most pregnant women in Pennsylvania, it is common to have a birthing plan. For those mothers that delivered via C-section, it is often the case that every birth following that will also be via C-section. This is due to the risks associated with a natural delivery, of which, a ruptured uterus is of primary concern.

The reality of medical diagnostic errors

Going to the doctor is not always a big deal. Many people in Pennsylvania and elsewhere visit their primary physician each year for a yearly checkup. While preventative medicine focuses on certain healthcare areas, a patient should always be able to rely on their medical professional to diagnose and treat them whether it is during a yearly check-up or for ailments they are currently suffering. Failing to make a proper assessment can not only lead to a misdiagnosis or a missed diagnosis, but it can also mean delayed treatment and a worsened condition.

Holding a negligent doctor liable for pregnancy-related injuries

Planning and preparing for a new baby is an exciting time for a mother and a father; however, while a mother is still carrying a baby inside of her, the health of the mother is a top priority. While mothers-to-be in Pennsylvania and other sates across the nation have access to some of the best medical care in the world, human error and negligence could enter the labor and delivery room. Such a situation could cause harm to both the mother and the baby.

Possibility of computers helping doctors reduce misdiagnoses

It is an uncomfortable feeling -- knowing that there is something wrong with your health but fearful of knowing what it is. Residents in Pennsylvania and elsewhere rely on medical professionals to not only determine what is wrong with us but also to determine what the best course of treatment is. But a treatment plan is only as good as the diagnosis it is based off of, and when a doctor fails to properly diagnose a patient, he or she could suffer due to the wrong treatment plan and a delayed diagnosis.

Medication errors occurring in nursing homes

Placing a loved one in a nursing home means trusting others to care for the health and well-being of your aging family member. Most nursing home residents in Pennsylvania and elsewhere have to take medications on a daily basis. Although the number of medications, or the dosage, might change, nursing home employees are trusted to administer these medications correctly and on time.

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