Failure to Diagnose

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When you visit a doctor, you expect them to use their knowledge and expertise to determine the correct diagnosis and offer you appropriate treatment. You place your trust in medical professionals during some of the most difficult and vulnerable moments of your life. However, far too many doctors disregard this…

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The True Tale: Nature has provided a remarkable human machine. It has formed billions of cells in the body, with each working harmoniously with its neighbors toward a common mission: to think, reason, speak, see, hear, feel, smell, walk, to support an immune system designed to fight off any domestic…

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Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor or other medical professional fails to perform their duty, due to an unreasonable level of negligence. This negligence ultimately causes the patient serious harm, which the medical provider could have prevented through appropriate care. If you or a loved one suffered from medical malpractice,…

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Osteomyelitis (“osteo” meaning bone and “myelitis” meaning inflammation of the fatty tissues) is a rare but serious infection in the bone. Osteomyelitis can affect people of all ages and can occur in any bone. While osteomyelitis was once thought to be incurable, acute cases can usually be treated and resolved…

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Compartment syndrome is a dangerous condition that occurs when swelling in one “compartment” of the body is unable to self-alleviate due to restrictions the construction of the body places on fluid moving from one zone to another. When the pressure from excess fluid builds to dangerous levels, organs can lose…

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It is not difficult to envision the body as being comprised of different “compartments,” with each area of the body separated from the rest by tissue known as fascia. These compartments are obvious upon observation, with the arms and legs being separate compartments from the chest. Having the body compartmentalized…

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Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) occurs when a portion of the bowel dies, and is most common in newborn infants. Risk factors include prematurity, heart disease, and birth asphyxia. Because the risk factors are well-established in the medical literature, doctors and nurses should be on the lookout for any of the symptoms…

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Though birthing classes are not mandatory, many parents choose to attend them, hoping to be as prepared as possible for the event. Learning breathing exercises and other skills that might help minimize pain (as much as it can be minimized) can provide expectant mothers and fathers with a greater sense…

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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…

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