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Spinal Cord Injuries – Cauda Equina Syndrome

Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES) is a condition that is often misdiagnosed. To diagnoses CES, doctors should look at medical history, do physical examination and order an MRI. The syndrome occurs when the nerve roots of the cauda equina are compressed. The cauda equina is the lowermost area of the spinal cord. The spinal cord ends at the upper portion of the lumbar spine. Due to pressure on the lower nerve

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Hospital Errors

Pharmacists warn of deadly preventable medical error due to new drug packaging

A medical products company announced new way of packaging potassium chloride for injection concentrates – new packaging of this concentrate has been the in the past associated with at least 3 infant fatalities. What was once stored in a glass bottle is now given in an Excel plastic bag, that looks similar to an IV infusion bag. Pharmacists are concerned about the potential risk for the concentrated potassium chloride to

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How to know if you might have a birth injury claim

The entire basis of a medical malpractice case is to prove that a doctor or healthcare provider was negligent. Medical malpractice occurs when healthcare professionals cause harm because they do not give quality medical care during childbirth or make careless mistakes. If you think your child may have suffered an injury at birth, take note of your child’s physical, social, and emotional developmental milestones. An early diagnosis can help your

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Look for patterns of nursing home abuse or neglect

Nursing home abuse is a serious issue in this country, but it is one that is often underreported. Not only is this troubling for the residents, it also makes it difficult for people who are vetting nursing homes to determine what facility they want to live in. One estimate is that more than 25% of nursing home abuse incidents aren’t…

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Protecting your rights before surgery

Modern medical care can offer incredible treatment and recovery from serious, even life-threatening injuries. In many cases, a complicated surgery can repair a patient’s body and give them a fresh experience of wellness, at least when surgeons and doctors perform a procedure properly. Unfortunately, well-meaning medical professionals at every level make mistakes that can permanently harm or even kill the…

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Nurses who kill their patients

Hospital and nursing home patients depend upon their nurses to render care to them when they are at their most vulnerable point. Far more than the doctors who issue orders to them, nurses are intimately involved in the hands-on care of their patients. Most nurses enter the healing profession out of a desire to care for others and ease their…

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Take Action to Ensure Continued Access to Justice

Congress has recently introduced several bills related to the civil justice system that impact the constitutional rights of all Americans. In general, these bills are favorable to negligent care providers and large corporations and make it more difficult for us to exercise our Seventh Amendment right to a jury trial. Perhaps the most troubling is: · H.R. 985, the “Fairness…

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Radiological error could lead to a bad medical diagnosis

When determining a medical diagnosis, doctors and nurses rely on radiology to get a better look inside the body. Standard procedures such as x-rays, ultrasounds, CT scans, PET scans and MRIs all fall under the umbrella of radiology. Although these procedures are highly prevalent in the medical field, could they be unreliable? A recent study published in The Spine Journal…

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Tonsillectomy causes fatal brain injury for teenager

Kentucky residents may have heard that according to a teenage tonsillectomy patient’s mother, her daughter began bleeding from the nose and mouth shortly after awakening from the surgery before going into cardiac arrest. Attending physicians eventually pronounced brain death and announced plans to remove life support not long after. That decision was apparently overruled by parental objection with requests for…

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Anesthesia errors have been reduced

Problems with anesthesia can lead to insufficient blood flow that can ultimately result in brain damage. Often errors in administering anesthesia come about due to simple communication errors between medical staff. The results of such errors can be devastating, but there does appear to be good news concerning its use. Fear of adverse reaction to anesthesia too often has influenced…

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