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Failure to diagnose a pulmonary embolism: possible recovery

Doctors are human and humans are prone to commit mistakes. That is why hospitals adopt multiple redundancies to ensure that every error is caught before it develops into a grave or fatal condition. For example, pulmonary embolisms are caused by blood clots, pockets of air or other substances that block the pulmonary arteries which feed blood into the lungs. If a pulmonary embolism goes untreated or undiagnosed, it can and often does become fatal. This post will go over how you may recover for a misdiagnosed pulmonary embolism ("PE").

Failure to diagnose results in $2.5 million lawsuit

Failure to diagnose sounds like a good little mistake that doctors occasionally make, after all, diagnosing an illness is complicated. Anyone who watched House knows that there is a multitude of explanations for symptoms and therefore doctors rely on their experience and training to correctly diagnose illnesses, however, failure to diagnose is still an ongoing issue because doctors are human and make mistakes.

When is a chiropractor liable?

Chiropractors are not medical doctors however when they cause injury; they are liable for the harm. State laws differ on the specifics of chiropractor liability but usually follow the same liability standard as doctors. This post will go over how you can establish liability and seek recovery for your injuries from a chiropractor.

How can a birth injury law firm help you?

Birth injuries are remarkably complex to address. Understanding and treating the injury is complicated, coming up with a treatment plan is hard, finding ways to pay for it may seem insurmountable, the issues continue to pile on. Fortunately, birth injury law firms can guide you through this mess and help you gain some control. This post will go over the basics of birth injuries and how a law firm can help.

Legal issues in birth defects

Birth defects, sadly, continue to occur despite the best efforts of modern medicine. Various estimates believe that 7 percent of all babies are born with birth defects, ranging from very minor to severe. Many birth defects are due to natural causes; this post will go over the legal issues surrounding birth defects.

What is “informed consent” in medical parlance?

One of the latest and most influential medical malpractice reforms is the imposition of “informed consent.” Doctors wield enormous power over patients. Patients rely on doctor’s knowledge and experience to make medical decisions. Doctors

All standard medical procedures once started as experimental or theoretical. It is up to doctors to advise patients of every reasonable outcome from the procedure. For instance, if there are known side-effects or possible outcomes, the doctor must inform you of them before operating. Moreover, most hospitals should have you sign a release form that acknowledges you understand your rights.

Study finds concussions still a concern for sports head injuries

It may seem like since concussions and football have faded from mass media coverage, that it is no longer a problem. But a recent study from the Harris Health System found that football and soccer players are still subject to dangerous levels of concussions, despite recent advances in safety gear and legislation. This study illustrates that continued reform and advances in safety technology are necessary to address these issues.

Medical malpractice experts may be liable for unreliable reports

A common and unfortunate result in many medical malpractice suits is that they often end in dueling testimony and expert witness reports from the plaintiff and defense. The judge and jury are forced to rely on two "experts" who draw vastly different conclusions from the same situation. These "dueling" reports and testimonies confuse judges and juries. If the experts cannot agree on who is at fault, how can the jury expert draw a reasonable conclusion?

Women's injuries during delivery often go undiagnosed

A series of recent studies found that women often suffer serious injuries after giving birth and rarely receive the medical attention they require. Giving birth to a child is a wondrous experience, but it is also incredibly brutal and hard on women's bodies. Unfortunately, many women's injuries go undiagnosed, sometimes for years, after giving birth.

A study published in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology found that 24 percent of women experienced pain during sex even after over a year had passed since birth. Another study found that 49 percent of women experienced urinary incontinence and a further 77 percent dealt with persistent back pain. Finally, consider that these injuries are not limited to vaginal births, a 2014 study found similar degrees of pelvic injuries between vaginal and cesarean deliveries.

Do you need to know more about birth injury cases?

A birth injury is an injury suffered by your child during the delivery process. There are a few specific injuries that are common to the birthing process and can result in long-term medical issues like cerebral palsy. This post will go over the basics of a birth injury case and how a lawyer can help you.

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