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Study Finds Link between SIDS and Serotonin Levels

Most parents have great hopes for their children. As a parent, you might feel massive love for your baby immediately it is born. Unfortunately, various circumstances could threaten the life of your baby. One common event is the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Many people know SIDS as crib or cot death in which the baby dies under unexplained circumstances. It is tragic for any parent to undergo such an experience, especially if the infant was healthy. It mostly happens to babies of between the ages two to three months. Male African American and Native American babies are most vulnerable to SIDS.

Number of Premature Births in U.S still too High

According to the World Health Organization, the US is experiencing a higher than usual number of preterm births every year. The latest reports have found that 1 in every 9 children born in the US will be born early/premature. This is like 12% of the total births all over the country. This trend cannot be said in most European nations. You can even compare with a country like Canada where the rate of premature is about 7 to 9%. This shows that countries which have a similar living standard have better rates than the US. In fact, the 12 % rate is only experienced in developing nations like Kenya and other parts of Africa.

Anesthesia Mistakes

Anesthesia mistakes can happen at some point during a patient’s time in a medical facility. Medical practitioners are trusted to do everything within their capacity to avert possible anesthesia mistakes. However, when they fail in this duty, injured patients or their families are entitled to holding them accountable. 

Medical Malpractice Cases should Focus on the Facts Not the Experts

Medical malpractice cases have become very common today. For a case to go through, you will need expert testimony in order to prove to the court that the person you are defending was indeed a victim of violence. Many attorneys rely on this expert advice or testimony to form the basis of the case. If a medical expert can provide the necessary confirmation that the claim of negligence is valid in your case then you have a higher chance of winning the suit. However, this shouldn’t be the only factor that an attorney relies upon to win a case.

Study Links Surgeon Burn Out to Errors

Going for a surgical procedure big or small is a risk by itself. This is because the chance that it might not be successful is a reality that you understand before you enter the surgical room. This reality is already stressful enough. Therefore, it is sad that patients presently have to deal with the additional worry that the surgeon can make a mistake that might be fatal. The number of surgical errors has increased. Many people blame it on the awareness that this society enjoys. However, the truth is that surgical errors should be prevented. Finding out what causes these errors is one of the ways of trying to deal with the problem that is causing a lot of deaths in our hospitals.

Podiatric Malpractice

Podiatric malpractice is the failure of a podiatrist to adhere to a given set of standards that govern the field of podiatric care. Podiatric care involves proper diagnosis and treatment for conditions such as bunions and nail fungus among many others. Podiatrists are authorized to carry out surgeries where necessary. Malpractice in this field can take two forms. Failure to make the correct diagnosis and negligence in surgery are the two forms of malpractice.

Study Shows that Patients May Not Receive All Abnormal Test Results

The assumption that most of us have while undergoing tests in a hospital or any healthcare centre is that the results that are given are complete. Complete, in the sense that all that the results are related and explained to you. This is true in most of the time. Studies show that you might not receive all the results of the tests that you undergo in a hospital. It is possible for some of the results to be lost before they get to your doctor who is supposed to explain the condition of your health based on these results.

Does Judge Have Bias in Malpractice Cap Case?

Medical malpractice cases have been on the increase lately. This is mostly because of the increased awareness of patients on their rights. In the past, most malpractice cases were not reported because even the victims were not aware that they were victims of malpractice. Every state has a huge number of medical malpractice cases that are targeted at hospitals, physicians or nurses. The law varies from one state to another on how to handle these cases and in most cases it is left to the judge to make crucial decisions on such cases.

Delayed Diagnosis and Wrongful Death

Some diseases or injuries depend upon a diagnosis being done in a timely manner in order for a proper treatment to be administered and if this is not done, delayed diagnosis and wrongful death might be the result. Proper and timely diagnosis is required for diseases such as heart attacks, strokes and cancer because failure to do so might result in a catastrophic illness or injury. Delayed diagnosis can result from medical malpractice when a doctor fails to perform to the established standards. Victims of a medical malpractice can be assisted to recover the compensation that they deserve and personalized services can be provided.

Institute of Medicine Calls for Doctors to Stop Accepting Gifts from Drug Companies

There are a lot of drugs that are being produced by drug companies to treat various diseases and conditions. However, in order for these drugs to be accepted in the market, these companies go to the extent of giving doctors gifts in order for them to recommend these drugs to their patients. However, this ought not to be the case. Doctors ought to be ethical and they ought not to be bribed or coerced by drug companies in order to promote their products. In this aspect, it is important to discuss the concepts of medical ethics.

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