Abnormal Fetal Presentations
The position of the baby in the uterus is referred to as its “presentation.” It is important that obstetricians or midwives monitor the baby’s presentation as pregnancy approaches term to determine whether it is in the correct position for vaginal delivery, or whether other measures should be taken.
Birth Injuries, Medical Malpractice
What is Hypoxic Brain Injury?
The brain requires approximately 20% of the body’s oxygen intake to function properly. Hypoxia occurs when the brain does not receive enough oxygen. The low levels of oxygen limits brain activity, interrupting neurotransmitters and electrochemical impulses. This can seriously affect the rest of the body. Brain cells can die within five minutes. If not…
Birth Injuries, Brain Injuries, Medical Malpractice
Determining the Accepted Standard of Care
The Accepted Standard of Care for Doctors In Texas, jurors are given the following definition of negligence: “Negligence,” when used with respect to the conduct of Dr. Davis, means failure to use ordinary care, that, failing to do that which a physician of ordinary prudence would have done under the same or similar circumstances…
What Can Go Wrong When Using Anesthesia?
Because different forms of anesthesia affect your senses and spinal function, many things can go wrong if the drug is not administered properly. Studies estimate that seven in every million patients die from an anesthesia error, with many more sustaining injuries. If anesthesiologists do not follow protocol, many things can go wrong. How anesthesia affects…
Medical Malpractice Facts and Fiction
The Institute of Medicine estimates that, on average, 98,000 people die because of medical errors, while extensive amounts of people are injured because of it. Under U.S. laws, those injured or killed because of inaction or negligence can file for compensation. However, recent studies show that while the number of medical malpractice suits are going down,…
What are the Most Commonly Misdiagnosed Conditions?
When we visit the doctor’s office, we expect them to know what our conditions represent. If we experience a lump in our body parts, have a rash on our skin, or feel a strange soreness in our joints, the doctors are responsible for taking the time to understand the symptoms and properly diagnose them. Unfortunately,…
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