Time Magazine recently reported on some new technology that is aimed at helping reduce medical errors and help patients get healthy. Some of the new medical software and hardware include the following: An operating room black box. A Canadian surgeon has developed an OR Black Box, which uses video, audio, the patient’s vital signs, and…

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Conditions and illnesses that are not diagnosed in a timely manner are one of the leading causes of medical malpractice. If a person doesn’t receive a proper diagnosis in time, they could die from a preventable illness. Alternatively, delays in treatment could mean a patient may not make a complete recovery. Whenever there is a…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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