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July 2011 Archives

Jury finds doctor guilty of medical malpractice for birth injury

When babies are delivered there are many different ways in which they are susceptible to suffering a birth-related injury. If the delivering doctor is not knowledgeable or experienced, then he or she may not be able to recognize the signs that a baby is in distress or that the baby is being injured during a delivery.

General anesthesia responsible for brain injuries in young and old

According to a growing body of evidence, the repeated use of general anesthesia places patients at risk of brain injury. This appears to be especially true with respect to patients who are over the age of 65 and under the age of four.

Medical errors are down at veterans hospitals

A new report by the United States Veterans Health Administration, published in the journal Archives of Surgery, indicates that the rate of medical errors is down from recent years at the VHA. Throughout the general medical community in the United States, medical errors occur in one out of every 75,000 surgeries.

Surgeon accused of negligence

Last post, we discussed how important it is for medical professionals to provide patients with proper care during surgeries. It is also very important for medical professionals to not act negligently when it comes to providing a patient with post surgical care. This type of negligence can cause great harm to patients.

Settlement reached in exploding eyeball case in Connecticut

When a person undergoes a surgery at a hospital, a lot of trust is placed in the facility and its staff. When hospitals and medical professionals fail to live up to this trust and provide a patient with negligent care in connection to a surgery, it can cause great harm to the patient in question. Thus, it is very important for hospitals and medical professionals to avoid committing this type of negligence.

Decision reached in birth injury case

It is important for individuals to comply with appropriate standards of care when they are providing care in connection to the delivery of a child. If a person fails to do this, it can result in the child in question suffering birth injuries. These types of injuries can have many long-term effects on a child.

Doctor accused of failing to properly diagnose patient

It is extremely important for doctors to not act negligently when they are examining and diagnosing patients. If doctors fail to diagnose a medical condition a patient suffers from in a correct and timely fashion due to negligence, it can delay treatment of said condition and cause great harm to a patient.


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