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February 2015 Archives

Compensation may be available for victims of surgical errors

When a person must undergo surgery, it is often a stressful time for both the patient and his or her family. Whether planned or unplanned, there are risks involved in every surgery. One of the most frightening risks is that the doctor may commit a surgical error and cause serious injury to the patient. In a recent post, this blog reported on the high number of people in the U.S. that suffer from an incorrect diagnosis or mistakes in the emergency room or local clinic. These mistakes include errors during surgery.

What causes brachial plexus injuries?

A brachial plexus injury is an injury to the upper nerves in the brachial plexus, which is a network of nerves that start in the neck and move into the upper body, affecting the feeling in a person's arm, including his or her shoulder, forearm and hand. These nerve injuries occur when a person's shoulder is forced downward simultaneously while the neck stretches away from the shoulder.

Study shows frequency of doctor errors

When a person in San Diego goes to a medical professional to receive treatment for an illness or other issue, there is an expectation that there won't be any doctor errors made that can make the situation worse. Unfortunately, mistakes are made frequently and it can lead to long-term damage to those who are victimized by it. Knowing the facts about the frequency might lead to more questions being asked when seeing the doctor, but it won't help those who have already been affected by these doctor errors.

What are the facts about stillbirth?

When people in San Diego are expecting a child, one of the last things on their mind is the possibility of the baby being injured at birth or there being a stillbirth. These incidents do happen, however. In some cases there is a natural reason for it. However, if the stillbirth might have been prevented or was overtly caused by a negligent nurse or a negligent doctor, the family that suffers the loss will want answers as to why it happened and how it could have been prevented.