Daily Archives: May 31, 2013

Monkey Attack

Monkeys have been named one of the smartest primates, behind humans. They can be seen in zoos, circuses and even as pets to brave individuals. Are they as friendly and amusing as people claim? In Godfrey, Illinois, a 6-year-old boy was taken to the hospital to undergo treatment after being

Erbs Palsy Case Finds Midwives Liable for Errors

Many medical malpractice cases focus on the mistakes made by doctors and nurses. In addition to the professionals we traditionally associate with medical malpractice, midwives are also responsible for providing safe and effective care. When midwives fail to live up to this obligation, they can also cause serious malpractice-related harms.

Doctor’s Orders: Inside Advice For Safe Care, Part 2

This is the second of a three-post series looking at some expert recommendations for patients on safely navigating America’s healthcare realities. While some medical mistakes will always occur, these tips can help patients take more control over their care. So without further ado, here are two more anti-medical malpractice tips.

Diagnosis Mistakes: Five Expert Tips For Patients

Based on recent reports, more medical malpractice claims involve diagnosis errors than any other category. Although doctors should know that mistaken or delayed diagnoses can have potentially severe and life-changing consequences for patients, around 39 percent of successful claims involve exactly these kinds of mistakes. Two famous medical experts, Dr.

Brain Injuries: Complications Can Take Many Forms

Our last post discussed the surprisingly high rate of bike accident-related brain injuries. Bicyclists suffer more brain injuries than any other athletes, in part because biking has become such a common past-time and mode of transportation. While many serious injuries can result from motor vehicle accidents, traumatic brain injuries are

Bike Accidents Cause More Brain Injuries Than Other Sports

Yes, according to research from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, that statement is correct. Despite the enormous amount of attention focused on brain injuries in youth and professional high-contact sports, more people suffer bike accident-related head injuries. In fact, biking caused 86,000 of America’s 447,000 sports brain injuries. Football


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