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Study blames 1/3 of medical malpractice cases on 1% of doctors

If you read medical malpractice blogs like this one long enough, you may come to the conclusion that incompetent doctors, nurses and anesthesiologists are everywhere. The truth is, most medical professionals are highly skilled and dedicated to their profession. They do their best to avoid errors and provide patients with the best possible care.

Determining if negligence contributed to a birth injury

Learning that a newborn baby has health problems can be devastating for any parent, whether the condition is temporary or permanent. There can be a lot of waiting, unanswered questions and time that a baby cannot be with the parent while doctors and nurses work to provide treatment.

Advancement in brain injury technology could save risk, money

Brain injuries are getting more attention these days than they have in the past. This is thanks partly to big personal injury cases tied to NFL players and their head injuries, and also to Hollywood recently having released a movie about the subject. 

Trouble with basic left-right concept can lead to medical trouble

A Dr. Gerard Gormley is noted for his focus on a problematic issue that might surprise some: right-left confusion. Gormley's research suggests a frightening statistic: about 10 percent of people struggle to tell right from left. 

Talk to your doctor about cervical cancer

It can seem like there are so many potential health problems to worry about that there is just no way you can avoid every medical issue. And for the most part, that is true. We all get sick. Hopefully, the sickness we suffer from is relatively minor. 

Important basics about cerebral palsy, part 2

In a recent post we began a discussion about cerebral palsy, a common neurological disorder among children that stems from a brain injury or malformation. The condition can develop through no fault of anyone but there are also cases that might have been prevented through better medical care. 

Emergency measures sometimes result in birth injuries

Emergency and birth are two words that should never be uttered in the same sentence. Modern medicine strictly measures the development of fetuses from conception to projected birth to ensure that the entire process proceeds as smoothly as possible. However, despite all the efforts of modern medicine, it sometimes just isn't enough. Emergencies are called emergencies because they are unplanned. It is reasonable to think that during an unplanned, high-stress and time-sensitive surgery mistakes will be made. Unfortunately, during the birth of a child, these mistakes can have far-reaching ramifications.

Methods for treating a brain injury

When people hear "brain injury, " they often assume it is some sort of traumatic injury, or "TBI," like the kind popularized on television about football. However, the majority of brain injuries are not traumatic, but they are no less dangerous or important to treat. Brain injuries can be divided into two basic categories: mild and severe. Mild injuries are those that most people would shrug off, like a mild concussion or bump. A severe injury is the kind most typically associated with TBI.