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.
Imagine this: You enlist in the military and spend years of your life putting your blood, sweat, and tears into your nation’s future….
And then, disaster strikes. You get injured or receive a bad diagnosis. Shouldn’t your level of commitment be met with the same level of medical treatment? Continue reading Justice For Military Medical Malpractice Victims (Feres Repealed)
Much like a new year, learning that you’re pregnant is a time full of wonder and excitement.
A baby, despite their small size, changes almost everything. There’s a lot that goes into preparing for your little one, but really the #1 concern for most parents is how to keep their baby healthy. Continue reading Keep Your Baby Healthy | National Birth Defects Prevention Month
Doctors don’t lie, right? Hospitals never hide mistakes, do they?
Here’s the situation.
You made it home. Five long days in the hospital, and home was the only thing you could think of.
But suddenly there’s a sharp pain in your stomach. It’s unlike anything you’ve ever felt before. You wrack your brain…”Did I take my medicine on time? Did I follow her instructions? Maybe I wasn’t supposed to eat yet…”
A few consults later with another physician and the truth comes to light. Your doctor didn’t just make a mistake that injured you. She hid it to protect herself. Continue reading How Doctors Legally (And Illegally) Cover Up Malpractice
This isn’t the Wild West. No, gone are the days where you reach for a shot of whiskey and clench a twig between your teeth. It’s nearly the year 2020 and we’ve got a MUCH better way to deal with pain.
We’re talking about Anesthesia, the amazing gift that modern medicine has sealed with a bow and gifted us. Something almost all of us can be thankful for…unless you’re one of the few who’ve experienced it’s terrors, like anesthesia paralysis and awareness for example. Continue reading The Scary Side Of Anesthesia: Mistakes, Awareness, Paralysis & More
A sponge, gauze, scissors…
Items that should be left on the surgical tray, NOT in your body.
We get it, some people aren’t phased by the sight of blood and can even watch a surgical video without flinching.
But if you’re like the majority of people, you look away. When going in for surgery you may ask how long your surgery will be or what recovery’s like. But the rest…well you leave that to the medical staff. Continue reading The Craziest Objects Left Inside People’s Bodies After Surgery