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Failure to treat

Left untreated, appendicitis is a life-threatening health condition. If a patient goes into the Emergency Room (ER) complaining of intense abdominal pain but the doctor fails to diagnose appendicitis and sends the patient home, there is a risk that the…

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delayed birth injury

There is an optimal timeframe for a baby to be delivered; a delayed birth has happened when circumstances stop the baby from being delivered during this time. While most infants born in a delayed birth are able to recover with…

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improper use of vacuum extraction

A vacuum extractor is a medical instrument that grips the fetal head with a cup-shaped extension to help the passage of the baby through the birth canal. Vacuum extractors are sometimes used during labor to encourage delivery but are known…

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birth injury

Birth injuries or fetal death caused by medical negligence – a preventable error by the doctor, nurse or other medical staff – are a devastating reality for some parents. Birth injuries most often happen while a woman is in labor…

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failure to diagnose

According to the National Cancer Institute, about 220,000 new cases of lung cancer are diagnosed each year. Despite a known list of common symptoms and risk factors, lung cancer goes undiagnosed far too often. Lung cancer is usually curable if…

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unauthorized treatment

What is informed consent? Informed consent is a medical provider’s ethical and legal obligation to provide information to a patient before providing treatment and the patient’s right to receive this information before consenting to treatment. Specifically, medical providers must disclose…

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medical malpractice

A California couple is suing Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside for medical malpractice and assault and battery after 26-year old Delphina Mota was strapped down and underwent a cesarean section without anesthesia.  The woman’s fiancée, 35-year-old Paul Iheanachor, was in…

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Personal injury

In most personal injury cases the plaintiff (injured party) is required to establish that another party’s negligence caused their injuries. For example, a business owner may have acted negligently by failing to place a “wet floor” sign on a wet…

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chronic pain management

With the shocking rise in opioid addiction and overdose deaths in the last decade, physicians are under increasing scrutiny to avoid overprescribing pain medication and patients are sometimes running into resistance when seeking pain medication for chronic pain mangement. In…

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prescription drug errors

Prescription drugs are an important part of treating hundreds of thousands of patients every year. Many patients take multiple prescription drugs on a continuous basis while others use them temporarily to heal from an infection or other type of illness….

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