This might surprise you, but our great nation isn’t so great at keeping mothers and infants safe while giving birth. Take a look at these facts:
► More than 50,000 U.S. women suffer injuries each year while bringing their children into the world.
► Almost 700 die during or shortly after delivery. (US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.)
► The most recent maternal mortality rate (2018) was a whopping 17.4 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births. Continue reading Why the U.S. Is Such A Dangerous Place To Give Birth
We know receiving a scary medical diagnosis can be hard. With a name like central pontine myelinolysis (CPM for short) it’s easy to take one glance at the name and feel overwhelmed, but hang in there with us.
We’re going to simplify things as best as we can and break it down point by point. We’ll explain what it is and why it happens.
As you read this post, be sure to keep one thing in mind: CPM is usually treatment induced. Continue reading Central Pontine Myelinolysis: Symptoms & Cause
A few hours after becoming a father to a healthy baby girl, Walter Daniel became a widower.
His 33-year-old wife, U.S. Navy Lt. Rebekah Daniel, bled to death at Naval Hospital Bremerton in Washington. She never had the chance to hold her precious daughter.
How did a low-risk pregnancy involving a healthy young woman end in such tragedy? Continue reading How To File A Claim Against The Military For Medical Malpractice
Every woman wants an easy pregnancy. To enjoy her baby bump, daydream about her little one, and to have a smooth delivery. Complications are the last thing a mother wants to think about.
Whether delivery is vaginal or via C-section, bringing a child into the world is an intense process. Doctors and midwives are wonderful and without their expertise, mortality stats would skyrocket. But every once in a while a healthcare professional makes a decision that’s more harmful than it is good. Continue reading When A C-section Is Necessary (& When It’s Not)
Life is a journey. With each stage of our lives, we’re faced with new situations we haven’t learned how to navigate.
When you find yourself in the middle of a legal situation, it can feel a bit scary. You probably know contacting a lawyer is a good idea, but what about the rest? Continue reading How To Prepare For Your Meeting With A Malpractice Lawyer
Sherman Sizemore went to Raleigh General Hospital on Jan. 19, 2006 for what he thought would be a routine exploratory laparotomy. But what happened in the operating room changed his life forever.
Before the surgery, staff gave Sizemore paralytic drugs. But for the first 16 minutes of the procedure, they neglected to turn on his inhalational anesthesia. That meant that the 73 year-old minister and coal miner was conscious as the surgery began. He was able to feel every incision, and hear the doctor’s every word–but he couldn’t move or cry out for help. Continue reading Afraid To Sue Your Doctor For Malpractice? Don’t Be.