Medical Malpractice Articles

Foot Drop Following Spine and Nerve Procedures – When is it Medical Malpractice?

Foot drop occurs due to weakness or paralysis of the muscles that lift the foot, primarily the anterior tibialis muscle. This weakness or paralysis can be caused by damage or dysfunction of the nerves that control these muscles, particularly the peroneal nerve. Damage to this nerve can result from various conditions, including trauma, nerve compression, or medical procedures involving the spine and nerves.

Delays in Diagnosis of Bowel Perforation and Bowel Leak

Bowel perforation is a serious medical condition where a hole forms in the wall of the intestines.  A perforated bowel can lead to a bowel leak which spills intestinal contents like fecal matter inside the abdomen or pelvis. A bowel leak can lead to life-threatening complications if not promptly diagnosed and treated.  If an opportunity for treatment was lost due to a delay in diagnosis, a lawsuit may be warranted.

Delayed Diagnosis of Pediatric Appendicitis

Understanding Delayed Diagnosis of Pediatric Appendicitis Pediatric appendicitis is a serious medical condition where the appendix, a small tube-like structure attached to the large intestine,

Birth Injury Related to Diabetic Ketoacidosis in Pregnancy

Diabetic ketoacidosis in pregnancy is a serious medical condition which can threaten the life of the pregnant patient and the fetus.  Obstetricians and nurses who care for pregnant patients need to recognize signs of diabetic ketoacidosis, confirm the diagnosis, and provide timely treatment to assure the health of the patient and fetus.

Epiglottitis Misdiagnosis and Delayed Treatment: A Legal Perspective

Epiglottitis is a serious, potentially life-threatening condition characterized by the rapid inflammation and swelling of the epiglottis, which is a small cartilage lid that covers the windpipe (trachea) to prevent food from entering the airway during swallowing. This condition is most commonly caused by a bacterial infection, but can also result from other factors like injury or inflammation.  Medical malpractice claims arise when epiglottitis is not diagnosed or treated in time.

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