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Oct 2, 2018

Epinephrine Shots After Cardiac Arrest Leading to Brain Damage

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Medical teams throughout Mississippi and across the nation have commonly used adrenaline, also called epinephrine, for many decades to treat emergency cardiac arrest victims in an attempt to save their lives. Traditionally, adrenaline is use when CPR and electric shocks have failed to start the heart and restore breathing. New information available, however, provides evidence that the use of epinephrine in these cases only increases the survival odds of patients to slight degree, while at [...]

Aug 23, 2018

Beyoncé Opens Up about Preeclampsia – What You Should Know

By |August 23rd, 2018|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

Recently, superstar performer Beyoncé gave an interview to Vogue magazine where she spoke about her experience with preeclampsia while pregnant with her twins Rumi and Sir, and subsequent emergency C-section. Preeclampsia (previously known as “toxemia”) is a complication of pregnancy that can cause high blood pressure, kidney damage, and other serious health problems. This condition can be life-threatening to both the mother and baby, and typically develops during the last trimester, but can develop earlier. [...]

Aug 14, 2018

When a Doctor Fails to Diagnose a Spinal Cord Abscess

By |August 14th, 2018|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

A spinal cord abscess—also called an epidural abscess—is a rare yet potentially deadly infection in the skull or spinal cord. This infection can be easily missed or misdiagnosed by some doctors, which can lead to long-lasting or catastrophic effects on the patient. If this has happened to you or a loved one, read on to find out more about this condition and learn about your legal options. What is an epidural abscess? An epidural abscess [...]

Jul 24, 2018

Medical Malpractice and Never Events

By |July 24th, 2018|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

According to a 2016 New York Daily News story, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has tripled the number of legal settlements it’s made since 2011 due to medical error and faulty construction projects. Yearly payments of $338 million were made by the VA in 2015 alone. Medical providers who fail to follow standard medical procedures should be held responsible, if they work in the private sector or if they work for the Veterans Administration. [...]

Jun 26, 2018

Hospitals are Not the Only Place You May Contract Sepsis

By |June 26th, 2018|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

Many people consider hospitals and major medical centers breeding grounds for infections; a place where superbugs flourish just waiting to claim their victims. In particular, medical treatment requiring invasive surgery can enhance the risk of infection to patients. On the other hand, our homes and workplaces are generally supposed to be free from this type of acute health danger. One particular type of hospital acquired infection that is highly dangerous and life-threatening is sepsis. According [...]

Jun 5, 2018

What Are the Requirements for Bringing a Medical Malpractice Claim against the Veterans Administration?

By |June 5th, 2018|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

Our military personnel have the right to expect that the medical treatment they receive will be just as competent as the care civilians receive in private hospitals. When the VA hospitals, doctors, and medical staff make mistakes that cost veterans their lives or cause physical harm, the victims have the right to file medical malpractice claims against the wrongdoers. The laws and procedures for bringing malpractice claims against the VA differ, though, from the way [...]

May 22, 2018

Medical Malpractice Claims for Hospital Infections

By |May 22nd, 2018|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

Hospitals are supposed to be safe, but sometimes they pose dangers of their own. The possibility that a hospital patient may die due to an infection he or she developed at a medical facility is well known. These types of infections are called healthcare-associated infections (sometimes hospital-acquired infections). Hospitals should be prepared to: Identify the various types of infections patients might obtain while receiving any type of care including ER, surgical, or rehabilitative care. Identify [...]

May 1, 2018

Medical Malpractice in Mississippi: Understanding Your Options if You Have Been Injured

By |May 1st, 2018|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

Medical professionals – including surgeons, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other hospital workers – have an obligation to provide the utmost quality care to medical patients. Failure to fulfill this obligation can leave patients in jeopardy and result in acts of medical malpractice or negligence. This requirement is given great priority in the medical community and is signified by the fact that medical professionals take the Hippocratic Oath – a promise to do no harm to [...]

Mar 13, 2018

Spinal Injury Caused by Medical Malpractice

By |March 13th, 2018|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

The impact of a spinal cord injury on your life can be devastating, for both you and your family. Knowing that it was due to the negligence of a medical professional can make matters even worse. Spinal cord injuries change lives dramatically—causing issues like difficulty breathing, paralysis, and chronic pain. In a health care setting, it's crucial doctors and other medical professionals are held to the highest standards when working with this most delicate part [...]

Feb 27, 2018

How Do I Know if I Have a Medical Malpractice Case?

By |February 27th, 2018|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

The medical profession is one of the most trusted and respected in the world. And almost always, that respect and trust is well-deserved. There are times, however, when doctors and other medical professionals don't live up to our expectations by failing to adhere to the high standards that are set by the medical community. When things go wrong during a medical procedure, patients can suffer serious harm, including permanent disability or even death. If you [...]

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