Injuries Archives

Why are heart disease and heart attack symptoms in women being ignored?

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CSC) approximately a quarter of all deaths that occur in the United States each year, over 600,000 can be traced back to heart disease.

Breast cancer is still commonly misdiagnosed

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month - the time of year when products suddenly turn pink. The objective is to raise awareness of breast cancer and encourage women to get preventive breast cancer screenings. It is also a reminder to younger women to conduct self-examinations and see a physician if they detect anything unusual.

Prescription drug errors: Who is responsible?

Problems with prescription drugs are one of the most common sources of medical errors. Mislabeled medications, incorrect dosages and negative drug interactions can cause serious health problems up to and including death. However, if the unthinkable does happen and you are harmed by a prescription drug error, is it the fault of the doctor or pharmacist? In the case of problematic drug combinations and interactions, it may be both.

Summer surgeries put you at higher risk for injury

There is definitely an irony in life when you go into surgery to relieve a problem, only to find that the surgeons created a worse problem for you. This happens more often than the medical community would like to admit. The legal system recognizes this failure in the medical community and has been awarding steep judgments to encourage medical personnel to be more careful and diligent.

How Electronic Medical Data Is Changing The Face Of The Medical Malpractice Industry

Use of electronic medical records (EMRs) has been increasing dramatically in the past decade or so as more and more physicians' offices and other health care providers make the switch from paper to digital records. The use of robotics during surgery has also resulted in a real-time record of everything that occurs during an operation. Patient monitoring also involves the use of electronic monitoring - for example, nurses often have to scan medications before they are administered

Your doctor should be aware of dangerous drug interactions before prescribing

If you've ever experienced a medical issue after a drug interaction, you know firsthand how scary it can be. Drug interactions can range from mild, such as rendering one of the medications ineffective, to possibly fatal. You rely on your health care provider to pay careful attention to your medical history and any medications you are already on. But what happens when your doctor makes a mistake? Depending on the circumstances, you may have some legal options.

Signs your child sustained a brain injury during birth

Brain injuries can be serious, traumatic, and life changing events. That is not only true for the people who experience them, but for the families of those people who often have to care for a loved one with a traumatic brain injury. In babies, brain injuries are even more devastating.


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