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What are some common birth injuries?

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No pregnant woman wants to learn that something is wrong with the baby she is carrying. For some women, the baby seems fine and healthy until labor and delivery. The women who learn their baby was harmed during the labor and delivery process might have the option to seek compensation if the injury was… Read More »

What is shoulder dystocia?

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Many women dream of a vaginal birth without complications; however, some women aren’t fortunate enough to see that dream realized. For some women, shoulder dystocia occurs as they are delivering their baby. This is a serious medical condition that can have serious consequences. What is shoulder dystocia? Shoulder dystocia occurs when the baby’s shoulders… Read More »

Proper diagnosis and treatment are vital for all patients

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Last week, we discussed the case of the veteran who suffered from locked-in syndrome after doctors at a Veterans Affairs hospital failed to adequately treat the man’s likelihood of having a second stroke after his first one. That tragic story brings up the point of doctors who don’t diagnose conditions properly. After reading that… Read More »

Veteran’s wife files lawsuit, wins $21 million for care errors

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It is no secret that the Veterans’ Affairs system has been facing complaints regarding the medical treatment of our nation’s veterans. In a recent case, a victim’s family was able to receive some compensation for the man’s medical issues that were caused by medical malpractice. In this man’s case, he had a stroke and… Read More »

Proper care is necessary when dispensing cancer therapy drugs

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A patient with cancer usually wants to go through the most effective treatment possible. In some cases, the answer to that desire is to take chemotherapy. These harsh drugs are given via IV or by mouth. When it comes to chemotherapy drugs, it is vital that the patient be given only the intended drug… Read More »

Proper care is necessary when dispensing cancer therapy drugs

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A patient with cancer usually wants to go through the most effective treatment possible. In some cases, the answer to that desire is to take chemotherapy. These harsh drugs are given via IV or by mouth. When it comes to chemotherapy drugs, it is vital that the patient be given only the intended drug… Read More »

Statistics regarding health care and patient harm

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A person who seeks medical care is likely expecting adequate care for whatever condition he or she has. While many people get the care they need and are soon on their way, others are harmed by the very system that should help them. The statistics surrounding some of these issues are harrowing. Many clinicians… Read More »

What should Kentucky moms know about cephalopelvic disproportion?

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When a woman goes to the hospital in labor, chances are good that she isn’t expecting to have to have a Cesarean section. For some women, including some in Kentucky, a failure to progress during labor end up requiring her to have a C-section. One reason that is sometimes blamed for the failure to… Read More »

What problems do Kentucky women face with multiple gestations?

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When a woman finds out she is expecting a child, elation is usually one of the most common feelings. There are some instances in which finding out about the pregnancy is only one of the shocks she will receive. Some women find out that they are expecting more than one baby when they go… Read More »

A warning about antipsychotic medication issues in nursing homes

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Making the decision to go into a nursing home isn’t an easy choice for some people. For some people, the fear of losing freedoms and being placed medications is one reason why going into a nursing home is difficult. While some people might think those fears are unreasonable, they are actually very valid fears…. Read More »

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