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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.

Flu can be deadly and needs to be properly diagnosed

The influenza season of 2017-2018 has been quite lethal thus far. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, updated figures indicate that the total number of pediatric deaths from this flu reached 53 as of January 27. Yet it is not just the very young, old and debilitated who are succumbing to the virus.

Failure to diagnose condition during pregnancy can cause injury

Pregnancy is a joyous time for most couples. Attending checkups during the gestational period and beyond is a great way to ensure the health and safety of both mom and baby. Most appointments go according to plan, without any major concern for mom or baby. However, sometimes a condition that affects mom, baby or both can cause unnecessary injury if the health facility or physician fails to diagnose it.

Can a doctor be held responsible for prescription errors?

Prescription drugs are a regular part of life for many people in the Allegheny County area. Whether they are used to abate symptoms of illness or injury or as a near cure, prescription medication is a huge part of life for many people. The thing with prescription medication, though is that it must be accurately prescribed. Any error made in the prescription or dosage of medication can result in unnecessary injuries.

A medical misdiagnosis can leave long-lasting, irreparable injury

While the average person may understand when something isn't quite right with their body, they may not be able to pinpoint exactly what isn't right. This is why we often seek the help of medical professionals to help us better understand what is going on with our body and health. Because of their medical status, physicians and other medical professionals are expected to uphold a duty of care with their patients. A misdiagnosis could breach this responsibility and cause irreparable injury.

C-section errors can result in injury to mom and baby

Delivery by caesarean section is nearly as common in the United States as traditional births, which leads many people to think it is a simple procedure. It is not. Thinking that a c-section is not a serious surgical operation is incorrect, and one should not undermine the serious nature of the procedure. Also, one should note the possible unwanted side effects that a c-section could have on mother and baby. For the unlucky ones that do experience a surgical accident or other unwanted side effect due to a c-section delivery, there may be more to the story.

Avoid injury by taking properly prescribed medication

Thinking about the treatment options for injured or ill, many think of medication in the form of pills. There are many illnesses or injuries that are often prescribed medication in a pill form, either to help with curing or maintaining the symptoms of a person's injury or illness. It's amazing the impact that a medication can have on our ill or injured selves, it can really make a difference for a person who is suffering. However, being prescribed the wrong medication or dosage can be a disaster.

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