November is Prematurity Awareness Month

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), in 2016 about 1 in10 infantsborn in the United States was born prematurely. Any birth before 37 weeks of pregnancy is considered a premature birth. Premature birth can cause significant health issues for an infant and can sometimes be prevented with proper medical care. Read more

Medical Malpractice and Surgical Error

According to a study by WebMD, more than 4000 surgical mistakes occur every year. That’s a shocking number that would make any patient nervous. Many of these mistakes are entirely preventable and result from a medical professional’s deviation from the standard of care. Common Types of Surgical Errors While there are many possible types of surgical errors, here’s a look at some types that come up frequently in medical malpractice claims: Read more

Medical Misdiagnosis: Stroke

Stroke is one of the most common medical misdiagnoses. Unfortunately, it happens all the time. A doctor, often in the emergency room, fails to treat a person who comes in with the symptoms of a stroke. There is a critical time when a stroke must be treated, and an undiagnosed or misdiagnosed stroke can result in catastrophic injuries. Read more