If the signs and symptoms of spinal cord compression are not timely diagnosed and treated, conditions like an infectious abscess or hematoma can compress and starve parts of the spinal cord from oxygen-rich blood. This compression can cause permanent loss of spinal cord function.
In medical malpractice cases, permanent injury to the brain and spinal cord are often traced to one or a combination of three causes: compression due to swelling or pressure, lack of oxygen-rich blood to the brain or spinal cord (anoxia), and/or bleeding and hematomas.
Incomplete examinations can lead to misdiagnosis and permanent brain injury of spinal cord injury. Medical malpractice leading to brain injury or spinal cord injury often
What is Hyponatremia? Hyponatremia is a medical condition that develops when the level of sodium in your blood is too low compared to the amount
How much do you trust your doctor’s prescriptions? A lot? Great, that is ideal. Now – how much do you trust his handwriting? How much
Modern medicine has given doctors the gift and the curse of having to decide on a method of delivery in childbirth. Today, cesarean section births are carefully orchestrated procedures where a physician delivers a baby surgically via incisions in a mother’s abdomen and uterus. But for most of human history, the decision to opt for a c-section over a vaginal birth was a necessary last-ditch effort to prevent the death of a mother in labor. Before antiseptics, antibiotics, anesthesia, and midwifery became common in American hospitals, the risks of complications from c-section surgery far outweighed the benefits in all but the most urgent cases.
Brendan Lupetin and Gregory Unatin represented the Miller family in a medical malpractice lawsuit against Tyrone Hospital in Blair County, Pennsylvania. After three years of
Nearly everyone who visits a medical facility experiences errors, inconvenience, or aggravations at some point in time. Most of these create a minor annoyance. You
Every 4 Seconds There’s a Car Accident in Pennsylvania. This means that you have a 1 in 41 chance of being involved in a car accident – and you need to be prepared for what to do when a car crash happens.
Follow these 6 steps after your car accident, and you will significantly improve your chances of a positive recovery.
Learn to recognize the symptoms of pulmonary embolism, how it is diagnosed and treated, and what to expect as a long-term prognosis for patients with pulmonary embolism.
An infant’s entrance into the world is a challenging time. Going from intrauterine to extrauterine life results in many physiological changes; the lungs take over
During and after birth, infants are at risk of contracting serious infections. Many neonatal infections can lead to devastating consequences if not detected and treated