In the moments immediately following a motor vehicle crash or collision, you may simply feel grateful that you can walk away from the wreck. Many people every year sustain broken bones or spinal cord injuries caused by accidents, and you may feel relieved to not have any major symptoms of an injury.
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.
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.
The burning, searing pain of nerve damage isn't something that can be ignored. Thinking beyond the pain of this issue, you can see that there are important, life-altering impacts that can make each day more challenging.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It's an expectant parent's worst nightmare. Something has happened that has injured or otherwise harmed your unborn child or to your child during childbirth. There can be a lot of confusion and stress surrounding these injuries. Oftentimes, birth injuries are not expected or anticipated and can happen very quickly, forever impacting your child's life.
When it comes to the law, we know that it doesn't always line up with what we expect. Why is that? Well most of U.S. law is based on the centuries old 'common law' principles. These principles may seem antiquated today but really they have been updated for our society and values. How has this shaped the face of medical malpractice law today?