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California family loses son after dentist's medical malpractice

A visit to the dentist is a routine medical activity for many people. Unfortunately for one California family, however, a trip to the dentist resulted in the tragic death of their six year-old son. The family of the deceased child has now sued the dentist for medical malpractice.

California lawyer aids patients injured under hospital care

Hospitals are by nature supposed to be places of healing. Sick California patients enter hospitals for medical treatment and recovery. Unfortunately, however, sometimes hospitals are actually places that encourage the spread of illnesses, including dangerous superbugs, which this blog reported on in a previous post.

Epidurals may lead to birth injuries for mother, infant

Many California women undergoing childbirth opt to have an epidural. Epidurals are analgesics intended to reduce a woman's pain during childbirth. Administered into the spine, they include a number of different medications and do not eliminate all feeling, but rather help ease a woman's pain. To administer an epidural during the delivery process, a medical professional will insert a catheter into a woman's spinal cord to deliver medication.

How are IV medication errors commonly occurring?

Medication errors can take many forms. From a dosage mistake to administering an incorrect drug, California patients are subject to medication errors all too often. Sometimes medication errors arise when hospital staff administers intravenous, or IV, medications. According to a study performed by BMJ Quality & Safety, these IV medication mishaps are often due to administration errors, not problems of technology, as some experts had believed was the primary cause.