Legal News Archive by Area: Failure to Diagnose
July 23, 2018 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
Retained Products of Conception (RPOC) are remnants of the placenta and other tissue which can remain in the uterus postpartum. Doctors should carefully monitor for signs of RPOC, as this condition leaves the mother particularly vulnerable to developing sepsis. One of the most common, and dangerous, signs of RPOC is sustained vaginal bleeding. When this occurs, bacteria have an easier path and infection is more likely to occur.
Continue Reading: Postpartum Risks from Retained Products of Conception
January 11, 2018 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
A study presented in the December, 2017 edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences highlights a potential breakthrough treatment for sepsis. Sepsis, which affects hundreds of thousands of Americans each year, and which is fatal in one third of emergent cases where prompt treatment does not take place, is a major danger in hospitals and other medical settings due to poor diagnostic tests.
Continue Reading: Cutting Edge Treatment for Sepsis
July 05, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
Some degree of physical disability is to be expected when a person experiences a stroke. Strokes occur when blood flow is restricted to an area of the brain, either from a clot or from a brain bleed, resulting in the death of brain cells. Whatever functions these cells perform must be relearned by the person who suffered the cerebral-vascular event.
Continue Reading: Physical Therapy For Stroke Victims
April 18, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
Fitbits, iWatches, and other wearable fitness technology have allowed millions of Americans to have a better grasp of their fitness. Setting and achieving goals, such as taking 10,000 steps every day, is much simpler to achieve when a bracelet or watch is keeping track.
Continue Reading: Wearable Technology Potential Boon to Diagnosis
May 11, 2016 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
When women are asked about their priorities, the top answers consistently lean towards work and family. Where does that leave a woman’s personal health issues? Many times women place their own well-being on the backburner to attend to life’s other demands. Which is why this week women are being reminded to look after themselves and concentrate more on their health as a part of National Women’s Health Week.
Continue Reading: Women Need To Take a Closer Look at Their Health
November 04, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
September is sepsis awareness month. Sepsis remains an under-recognized killer of Americans, so setting aside time each year to work to make people aware of the signs and symptoms of sepsis is a worthy goal. Without a push to remind people of these types of devastating illnesses, too many of us will let opportunities slip away.
Continue Reading: Creating Awareness About Sepsis
March 17, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
A profile in a British newspaper is drawing attention to a rare, but devastating, illness. Claris Diaz, now in her mid-30s, first realized something was wrong when she suffered a series of minor strokes in her childhood. Doctors were baffled, and she began to hide her symptoms for fear of what she might learn if she shared them.
Continue Reading: Failure to Diagnose: Moyamoya
March 02, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
A greatest fear for many parents is for something terrible to happen to their children. There are so many things that can go wrong, it can be difficult not to dwell on all the awful events that could seriously injure or even kill children. No matter how healthy a child seems, those thoughts can be unshakeable.
Continue Reading: Failure to Diagnose: Childhood Diseases and PTSD
January 29, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
Severe burns are one of the most devastating things anyone can ever experience. Most of us can only imagine the terrible things burn victims must endure. We’ve all burned ourselves just a little on a hot pan or stove, and we know how impossible it is to soothe the pain when this happens. This terrible pain is what most of us think of and fear when it comes to burns, but pain is nowhere near the most serious health emergency when a person suffers severe burns.
Continue Reading: Failure to Diagnose Sepsis: The Mortality of Severe Burns
January 16, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
Doctors and hospitals have long insisted that there is nothing they can do to improve the mortality rate for patients who go into sepsis. Despite many different hospitals using many different systems, the death rate has remained stubbornly over 25 percent at best. Many doctors and hospitals still have death rates of 40 percent or higher. There are some doctors who take for granted that they will lose a quarter of these patients. After all, if other hospitals and doctors aren’t doing any better, they assume they are doing the best that can be done.
Continue Reading: Failure to Diagnose: Surviving Sepsis
December 04, 2014 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
These days, pretty much everything has an early warning system. Early warning systems were originally developed in case of natural disasters, such as earthquakes or tsunamis, to warm the public and allow people to seek shelter or safety before the brunt of the disaster struck. But now there are early warning systems for bank fraud, teenagers at risk for dropping out of high school, and almost anything else you could think of. People like early warning systems. They help us feel safe.
Continue Reading: Failure to Diagnose Coronary Artery Disease: Early Warning System
November 11, 2014 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
A study performed at the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, and published in a recent issue of Global Advances in Health and Medicine City, offers exciting news for people suffering from Scoliosis. Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine that affects millions of people in the United States. This affliction is often painful and can be severely debilitating.
Continue Reading: Failure to Diagnose Scoliosis: A Plank to Build On
November 07, 2014 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
Deep Vein Thrombosis is only now starting to get the attention it deserves, despite the fact that it has been killing and debilitating hundreds of thousands for years. When the medical community ignores terrible illnesses the priority shifts for how to profit from them. Now, with enough expensive treatments on the market, there is starting to be proper concern.
Continue Reading: Failure to Diagnose Blood Clots: The Lasting Effects