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Jun 25, 2019

Why Is Placental Abruption So Dangerous?

By |June 25th, 2019|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

The placenta grows in the mother’s uterus during pregnancy. The placenta sends oxygen and nutrients to the baby during the growth of the fetus. The placenta is attached to the uterine wall. The baby is attached to placenta through the umbilical cord. A placenta abruption is the separation of the placenta from the uterus before the fetus is ready to be born. It is one of the most dangerous scenarios to mother and the child, [...]

May 15, 2019

New Bill Would Allow Service Members to Sue for Military Medical Malpractice

By |May 15th, 2019|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

On Tuesday, April 30, lawmakers introduced a bill that would allow service members to sue the government when they’re a victim of military medical malpractice. Introduced by Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.), the chairwoman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel, the bill included sponsors and support on both sides of the aisle. The bill, called the Sergeant First Class Richard Stayskal Military Medical Accountability Act of 2019, arrived in front of legislators on [...]

Mar 25, 2019

Why You Need a Mississippi Medical Malpractice Lawyer

By |March 25th, 2019|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

To win a medical malpractice case, a patient must be able to prove that the health provider failed to provide a duty of care that a “reasonable and prudent” health provider would have provided. When doctors, hospitals, and other health providers fail to make a correct diagnosis, botch a surgery, fail to obtain an informed consent, fail to provide the right treatments, or make mistakes that cause harm – they should be held accountable for [...]

Oct 2, 2018

Epinephrine Shots After Cardiac Arrest Leading to Brain Damage

By |October 2nd, 2018|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

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 [...]

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