As discussed in the previous post, a scientific panel that was assembled as part of a 2005 class-action lawsuit settlement recently released some of its findings. The panel was assembled to study the possible health effects of exposure to a chemical present at and released by a DuPont plant in West Virginia.
As discussed in the previous post, a recent series by ProPublica and NPR takes a hard look at the death investigation system in America and its flaws. One recent issue taken up by ProPublica is the downward trend in hospitals performing routine autopsies. Fifty years ago these autopsies were common, particularly
The news organizations ProPublica and NPR have been working on an ongoing journalistic investigation of the death investigation system in America and its flaws. One of the most recent installments looks into the increasing lack of routine autopsies by hospitals when someone dies unexpectedly or without a known cause. ProPublica
A jury recently found in favor of the parents of a little girl whose arm was permanently disabled due to complications during her delivery. The jury found against the OB-GYN who had delivered the baby, deciding the mistakes made by the doctor during delivery led to the permanent damage in the
As discussed in the previous post, more and more hospitals are integrating the latest technological gadgets into their practice of medicine with the goal of improving patient care. While technology has the ability to improve patient care, it can also hurt patients if the doctors end up more focused on
As more technological devices are used in hospitals, the level of patient care may go up in some cases, but in others may go markedly down. This is because more and more doctors are becoming distracted by the very devices that are supposed to be improving the practice of medicine
This blog will discuss several different birth injuries in the next five posts in order to shed some light on these conditions. The first condition to be discussed is excessive newborn jaundice. Some conditions in newborns are common, but if a physician fails to spot and treat a common ailment
The previous post began to discuss brachial plexus birth injuries, Erb’s palsy and other nerve injuries as part of a five-part series on birth injuries on this blog. The first post in the series discussed excessive jaundice and kernicterus in newborns. Brachial palsy can result from shoulder dystocia, which occurs
This blog will discuss several different birth injuries in five posts in order to explain what is involved in these conditions. In the previous post, excessive newborn jaundice was discussed. The second and third post in the series will discuss brachial palsy, Erb’s Palsy, brachial plexus injuries and shoulder dystocia.
A recent medical malpractice settlement involved a little girl who was born healthy, but as a toddler was a victim of medical errors and an extreme ER delay that have left her disabled for life. The little girl came down with a staph infection, but her parents did not know what