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What Are Common Types of Accidents Caused by Drunk Drivers?

27 February 2021

Common types of accidents caused by drunk drivers include head-on collisions, rear-end collisions, pedestrian accidents, wrong-way accidents, and single-vehicle accidents, among others. The consequences of drinking and driving can be severe. Intoxicated drivers take the lives of over 10,000 Americans every year and injure several times as many. Alcohol’s Effect […]

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How to Prevent Concussions for Every High-Impact Sport

19 February 2021

Concussions in sports can be prevented through the use of a variety of strategies, These may include: Intensifying the enforcement of existing safety rules; Teaching sportsmanship; Limiting physical contact during training; and Removing tripping hazards from the playing field. Different sports require different safety precautions. What Is a Concussion? A […]

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What Are the Signs of Fetal Distress?

12 February 2021

Common signs your baby is in distress in the womb include heart rate irregularities, decreased fetal movement, intense cramping (in the mother), vaginal bleeding (in the mother), excess or insufficient weight gain, abnormal levels of amniotic fluid, and other well-recognized symptoms. Your health care provider is responsible for recognizing symptoms […]

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Wrong-Site Surgery: What You Need to Know

06 February 2021

What is wrong-site surgery? Wrong-site surgery occurs when the surgeon operates on the wrong side of the patient’s body or on the wrong body part, performs the wrong operation, or operates on the wrong patient. Imagine, for example, a surgeon operating on your healthy right kidney instead of your diseased […]

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Vacuum Extraction Delivery: What Expecting Mothers Should Know

27 January 2021

Vacuum extraction is a process used during labor that applies a suction cup to the baby’s head and helps “suck” the baby out of the mother’s birth canal. Vacuum extraction helps expedite childbirth, but it can also cause injury. Injury due to negligent vacuum extraction can form the basis for […]

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Can You Sue a Doctor for a Flu Misdiagnosis?

19 January 2021

It is possible to successfully sue a doctor for a flu diagnosis if (i) the doctor’s misdiagnosis represented professional negligence and (ii) the misdiagnosis caused you actual harm. Other factors are relevant too. However, the foregoing two factors account for the issues in contention in most flu misdiagnosis cases. A […]

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What to Do with Delayed Pain after an Accident

12 January 2021

When you are hurt in an accident that is attributable to someone else, you will need to seek medical attention as soon as possible to generate evidence of your injuries. You will also need to avoid settling your claim with the insurance company, and you will need to seek experienced […]

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What Are the Stages of Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy?

06 January 2021

Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is a catch-all term for brain damage in newborn babies caused by oxygen deprivation and insufficient blood flow. The Sarnat Staging Scale is a diagnostic tool that allows doctors to detect HIE and to classify it as mild, moderate, or severe. HIE is also commonly referred to […]

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What Are the Signs of Umbilical Cord Compression?

27 December 2020

As a new or expecting parent, ensuring that your child is healthy and safe is one of your top priorities. You expect it to be among your doctor’s top priorities as well, and you expect this to translate to your doctor providing professional care at all stages of pregnancy, labor, […]

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How Abnormal Fetal Lie or Malpresentation Is Identified

19 December 2020

When a fetus is in the womb, its positioning can greatly impact the risk of complications arising during pregnancy, labor, and delivery. In the majority of pregnancies, the fetus’s positioning is as it should be, and no additional risks are involved. However, this is not always the case, and some […]