When you are pregnant, you eat healthily, get your rest and prepare a safe place to welcome your infant home. You attend your doctor's appointments and ask questions about how to have a healthy pregnancy.
A patient recently found over four feet of wire left in his body after a surgical procedure that he received over ten years ago. The patient received an angioplasty in 2005 and the surgeon failed to remove everything used during the procedure.
Seeking justice for an injury that results from negligent medical care requires vigilance. Justice can take time. A recent case provides an example.
Most Americans have never heard of sepsis, but the illness is a leading cause of hospital deaths. It costs the nation tens of billions of dollars every year, and doctors, nurses and other hospital staff are fully aware of the dangers. Still, they don’t all respond with the same levels of urgency and care.
If you have ever had surgery, you probably know how scary it can be. It might be an emergency situation, or perhaps it is a last resort.
Maternal mortality rates are on the rise in the United States. Experts have pointed to demographics as a primary cause. High blood pressure and large infant birth weights are often blamed. A new investigation points to a bigger problem: misdiagnoses and delayed care.
A recent publication by the New York Times has brought a teaching hospital under fire. The expose discusses how the pediatric cardiology group voiced concerns about the abilities of the chief of surgery to management and hospital executives. Instead of supporting their concerns, the leader of the children's hospital told the group a failure to use this surgeon could result in a loss of their jobs.
Women experience several health changes during pregnancy, and if it is their first child those symptoms are new and strange. It can be difficult to discern what is a normal occurrence and what is a complication. They end up placing a lot of trust in their doctors.
The birthing of a child is generally a joyous occasion. In many cases, both mother and infant complete the labor and delivery process in relatively good health. In others, a complication can result in injury.
A surgical cut made to the vagina during the labor and delivery practice has become fairly standard practice, but should it? A recent analysis finds that dozens of hospitals have episiotomy rates at or above 20%. Many even double this rate.