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Common malpractice issues involving cosmetic surgery

A vast majority of plastic surgeries leave patients completely satisfied with the results. However, some procedures can leave clients feeling that the results were not even close to what was promised and expected. Despite the fact that this is often elective surgery, plastic surgeons can still be held accountable for their actions and mistakes.

A few common medical malpractice issues patients may face

Patients who count on their medical team to provide them with optimal care might balk at the idea that they could receive substandard care. Medical negligence and malpractice are serious issues in this country that are often overlooked. This is due, at least in part, to the fact that some people view doctors as infallible.

Doctor at the center of $215 million (and counting) in lawsuits

A gynecologist working for the University of Southern California (USC) is at the center of multiple lawsuits filed by more than 400 patients who accused him of sexual abuse and other improper acts. The president of USC has offered former patients a proposed settlement of $215 million in October of 2018 after her predecessor was dismissed for not addressing the matter in a satisfactory manner.

Head injuries that can happen during birth

There are a wide variety of injuries that can happen during the birthing process. Some of the most common relate to the head. These injuries might happen, for example, as the baby tries to squeeze through the birth canal. It's often the head that becomes trapped, and injuries can result.

Epidurals, spinals and combinations come with risks

A woman who is in labor is often in great pain. Some women choose to not have to deal with this fact of labor by asking to have an epidural. Although this is an excellent relief for many women, it isn't without risks. Any woman who is going to ask for this procedure during her labor needs to understand the risks of it.

Failure to diagnose sepsis can be deadly

When your body develops an infection, the infection can usually be treated by a simple regimen of antibiotics. You simply go to your doctor, receive a prescription and take the medication as prescribed. But not all infections are this easy to treat. Some can have serious complications.

Cerebral palsy and medical malpractice: what you should know

An estimated 746,000 adults and children suffer from cerebral palsy, and about 8,000 infants are diagnosed with it each year. It is an incurable disorder, and those diagnosed with it may have difficulty standing, balancing, moving, breathing, swallowing, communicating, sleeping, and even learning. What is cerebral palsy? And how is it related to medical malpractice?

Medical malpractice settlement can be life-changing for injured

Seeking medical care is almost always advisable and recommended when you or a loved one is suffering from an injury or illness. Prior to meeting with medical professionals, the patient may be suffering from symptoms of an undiagnosed illness or injury. One job of medical professionals is to accurately diagnose and treat ailments that Allegheny county residents may be suffering from. From the first point of contact to the last treatment or check-up, errors can occur that can greatly impact a person's quality of life.

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