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What are some common birth injuries?

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 caused by medical neglect or malpractice. Knowing the basics about some of the most common birth injuries might help these mothers to decide how to proceed.

What are some common birth injuries?

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 caused by medical neglect or malpractice. Knowing the basics about some of the most common birth injuries might help these mothers to decide how to proceed. 

What is shoulder dystocia?

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. 

Proper diagnosis and treatment are vital for all patients

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. 

Proper care is necessary when dispensing cancer therapy drugs

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 in its intended dose. 

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