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Therapeutic Benefits of Induced Hypothermia in Newborns

For parents, welcoming a new baby into the world is an amazing, joyful experience. However, if something goes wrong and the baby’s health is at risk, it can quickly become one of the most terrifying experiences. When a baby does not get enough oxygen or blood flow to the brain during labor or delivery, it » Read More


Doctor Working Under Numerous Aliases

A class action lawsuit has been filed against Prince George’s Hospital Center after they failed to conduct a thorough background check on one of their physicians. Dr. Charles Akoda, whose real name is Oluwafemi Igberase, had been working at the hospital delivering babies and performing surgeries without obtaining a license to practice medicine. While it » Read More


Common Signs of a Birth Injury  

In the United States, most babies are born without any major problems or complications. However, when something does go wrong, the baby can suffer from a birth injury. There are several injuries that can occur during the labor and delivery process, some of which are caused by unexpected complications. Other injuries are due to negligence » Read More


When Doctors Drug Test and Ignore Results

In 2014 in Indiana, a doctor committed medical malpractice when he took millions from Medicare for urine tests for prescription and illegal drugs, but failed to act when results were positive. Four patients died, and the doctor’s clinic continued prescribing for dozens of others who failed tests. One patient who failed 46 urine tests was » Read More


Epilepsy Medication May Be Problematic for Pregnant Women

Epilepsy is a common neurological disorder that can cause unpredictable seizures. It affects people of all ages and covers a wide range of seizure types, including generalized onset seizures, focal onset seizures, and unknown onset seizures. One of the drugs commonly used to treat epileptic seizures is topiramate. However, when a doctor prescribes topiramate to » Read More


Opioids Responsible for Most Medication-Related Malpractice Claims

Opioid analgesics are an effective pain management medication that physicians use to treat moderate to severe pain in patients who may not respond well to other medications, including over-the-counter drugs like ibuprofen or acetaminophen. Unfortunately, they are also responsible for more medical malpractice claims associated with drug errors than any other class of drug. According » Read More


Cell Phones in Operating Rooms

Research shows that cell phone use in operating rooms is not uncommon. In a report prepared by Kaiser Health News and the Washington Post, and published by the American Society of Anesthesiologists, medical personnel told reporters that they observed colleagues using their cell phones for things that were unrelated to the procedure taking place. Specifically, » Read More


Cameras in the Operating Room

When something goes wrong during a surgical operation, the only people who can describe what happened are those who were present in the operating room. This is usually limited to members of the medical team, who may be the very people responsible for surgical errors or negligence. However, new legislation might change this. A bill » Read More


Common Birth Injures Due to Medical Negligence

The day of your child’s birth should be one of the most joyful of your life. Your immediate instinct is to protect that child. But when your child is injured during delivery because of negligence or malpractice by medical personnel, you may find yourself feeling helpless, and the day can become one of the worst » Read More


Common Spinal Surgery Complication Becomes a Malpractice Issue

An incidental durotomy is an unintentional small tear or puncture to the dura matter, which is the outer membrane that covers the spinal cord. These occur somewhat frequently during spinal surgical procedures, although they do not usually cause any long-term problems or permanent damage if the tear is recognized and repaired quickly. However, if a » Read More