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The causes and dangers of hypoxia during child birth

Although child birth is supposed to be a happy time both for the parents and, presumably, the newborn as well, it is also a risky process. There are a lot of things that can go wrong while delivering a child, which is why most parents trust an experienced doctor and medical team to help them safely deliver a healthy baby.

Honest mistakes in diagnosis versus medical malpractice

A previous post on this blog talked about the disastrous effects a misdiagnosis or even a failure of a doctor to make a timely diagnosis can have on a Kansas City resident. Indeed, patients on both sides of the state line have every right to expect their doctors to tell them what is wrong with them promptly and accurately.

Victims of a failure to diagnose are legally protected

A misdiagnosis, failure to diagnose or delayed diagnosis can compound the harm the victim suffers and lead to additional harm and suffering. Medical malpractice falls into several different categories or types and a failure to diagnose is one way that a negligent medical provider can cause harm to a victim who has placed the trust in the medical provider for their treatment and care.

Understanding "Never Events" and the Disturbing Consequences

medical-hospital_996911-768x511.jpgA recent news story discussed a horrific event that occurred at the Nair Hospital in Mumbai, India. Rajesh Maru, age 32, was killed when he was sucked into a hospital MRI machine when visiting a relative. Maru entered the MRI room carrying a large metal oxygen cylinder, which was dragged toward the MRI by overwhelming magnetic force. When the cylinder struck the machine, it released a lethal amount of liquid oxygen that killed Maru. 

Do Good Samaritan Laws Only Affect Healthcare Providers?

first-aid-1732523_1920-1024x585.jpgA man eating at a restaurant suddenly gasps. He grabs his throat, unable to speak. Luckily, an off-duty nurse is standing in line, waiting for her meal. She steps in and performs the Heimlich maneuver, dislodging the food stuck in the man's throat and saving his life. However, she cracks three of his ribs in the process.

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