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What is BPD and how is it linked to premature birth?


Newton parents who are expecting a baby need to mitigate their excitement with the realization that birth is a medical situation just like any other change in the human body. Both mother and newborn are vulnerable to medical issues and injuries. In some situations, this can be due to circumstance. In others, it is due to a mistake made by the medical professionals providing the care. Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia is a problem that can happen when a baby is born prematurely. It's important to understand it when considering whether or not an error was made by the medical staff leading to it.

Student who suffered head injuries sues for negligence


For athletes in Newton -- both young and old -- there is an increasing vigilance on the possibility that a brain injury has occurred after a blow to the head. Whereas in the past, athletes were allowed to head back out onto the field with a rudimentary checkup and asking them if they were okay, any hit to the head is now supposed to be treated as if it is a potentially severe injury. Numerous protocols are in place to protect the players from brain trauma and the team administrators from allegations of negligence. That, however, does not always mean that players will be treated with the utmost care.

New pathologist protocols meant to reduce misdiagnosed cancer


People in Newton who are facing a health issue that might be cancer could benefit if it is diagnosed early. If there is a missed diagnosis of cancer, it could result in delayed treatment, worsened condition and a missed opportunity to treat it effectively. Increasingly, medical professionals are seeking ways to come to a consensus on how to study tests and analyze them to make certain all are on the same page when it comes to making a diagnosis. However, it is possible that disagreements can lead to stagnation and those who are ill will be victimized by misdiagnosed cancer and its consequences.

Study of surgical errors gives clues to how and why they happen


Even with technological advances and a greater amount of scrutiny on patient safety, one medical problem that frequently arises in Newton, and across the nation, is when there is a mistake made during surgery. Research indicates that surgical errors can happen for a variety or reasons and be made in numerous ways. From surgical equipment left inside a patient to wrong-site surgery, these errors can lead to worsened condition and even be fatal. Knowing the potential for these kinds of errors and what to do in the aftermath is imperative to being compensated.

Umbilical cord prolapse and its risks for Newton birth injuries


Newton parents might not think about the various things that can go wrong when they are expecting a child, but it is unavoidable that birth injuries happen for one reason or another. In some instances, it is due to a negligent doctor. It is important to understand the potential dangers during the pregnancy and delivery process. One problem that might arise and cause damage is umbilical cord prolapse.

Can overdiagnosis of cancer be equated with misdiagnosed cancer?


Most occurrences of misdiagnosed cancer in Newton might be associated with a medical professional failing to diagnose cancer, leading to delayed treatment and the spread of disease. However, there are other ways in which cancer being misdiagnosed can cause a patient problems. If a person is told the person has cancer when the disease really isn't there, this might fall into a different variance of the category of misdiagnosed cancer. The idea of cancer being overdiagnosed might sound odd, but it is increasingly common.

Study into surgical errors indicates how to avoid them


For people in Newton, surgery is an intimidating enough proposition without having to think about the possibility of surgical errors being committed by the medical staff. Unfortunately, they do happen. Research examines the circumstances surrounding these mistakes and attempts to explain why they occur. This research went back five years and 1.5 million procedures, finding 69 mistakes.