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- Kernicterus, Athetoid Cerebral Palsy, and Severe Jaundice with Babies
Kernicterus is a dangerous neurological condition that can develop if a baby with very high bilirubin levels, leading to severe jaundice is not immediately treated. Kernicterus causes severe and irreversible brain damage. Kernicterus can be prevented.
- Misdiagnosis of a Heart Attack, Stroke, Cancer, or Infection
Each year medical misdiagnosis leads to thousands of unnecessary injuries and deaths. This article explains how a heart attack, stroke, cancer, or infection may be misdiagnosed, leading to serious injuries or death for the patient.
- Equally Deadly: ICU Misdiagnosis and Breast Cancer
An undiagnosed heart attack or stroke accounted for almost three of every four missed diagnoses that, had health care professionals correctly diagnosed the medical problem, could have saved the patient’s life.
- Overview of Lyme Disease
What exactly is Lyme disease? What causes it and how can it be treated? Continue reading to learn more about this common and serious condition. In the U.S., Lyme disease is the sixth most common notifiable disease. Although cases of Lyme disease can occur throughout the country, 96% of the cases occur in thirteen states in the upper Midwest and the northeast.
- Overcrowded Emergency Departments Leading to Hospital Malpractice and Doctoral Malpractice
Overcrowded emergency rooms have become a major problem with hospitals, resulting in an increase in medical negligence and medical malpractice. Overcrowding has become a serious problem in hospital emergency departments. This causes patients who need immediate medical help to sometimes wait hours for medical attention.
- Kernicterus and Severe Jaundice in Newborns from Medical Malpractice
Kernicterus is a neurological condition that happens to a newborn with severe jaundice. It involves a high level of bilirubin, a substance created from the breakdown by the liver of old red blood cells that leaves the blood and builds up in the brain tissues. When the bilirubin enters the brain tissues, it causes permanent brain damage to the infant.
- High Risk Pregnancy Causing a Birth Defect or Birth Injury
High risk pregnancies include premature delivery, multiple births, pregnancy induced hypertension (PIH), preeclampsia, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), older women who are pregnant, a large infant, and other factors. Even though a woman may be in a high risk category, this does not excuse a doctor or medical professional for negligence.
- Cervical Cancer: A Case of Malpractice?
Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that affects the lower part of the uterus. Catching this cancer in the early stages is crucial, but could medical malpractice be blamed for this issue?
- Study Reveals Startling Hospital ICU Misdiagnosis Statistics
When a Patient Dies in an Intensive Care Unit, There Is a 28 Percent Chance That a Diagnosis Was Missed - When John Hopkins University School of Medicine researchers examined diagnosis errors in hospital intensive care units (ICUs), they expected to find some room for improvement in patient care. However, the lead author of the study, Dr. Bradford Winters, described the results as “surprising and alarming.”
- Gestational Hypertension and Pregnancy Induced Hypertension / PIH
Gestational hypertension or PIH can lead to a low birth weight for the baby or premature delivery which poses additional health risks to the child. If the hypertension becomes severe, it can lead to preeclampsia or eclampsia which can cause serious injuries or even death to both the mother and child.