Central Pontine Myelinolysis: Symptoms & Cause

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

How To File A Claim Against The Military For Medical Malpractice

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

When A C-section Is Necessary (& When It’s Not)

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)

Afraid To Sue Your Doctor For Malpractice? Don’t Be.

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.