From the moment a woman finds out she is pregnant, she is likely to seek out the best care that she can for during her pregnancy. From that moment until her baby is born, the medical team must work to ensure that she and the baby both receive care that can help them both thrive and survive.
Taking medications for what ails you is something that most people don't think about too much. In some cases, the answer for the issues you are having is an over-the-counter medication. In other cases, the answer is prescription medication. What you might not realize is that taking medications, even if they seem safe, can sometimes lead to other medical issues.
If you've ever had a near-miss with a car while crossing the street on foot, you may have felt both angry at the driver who almost hit you and relieved that you escaped catastrophe. It's natural to ponder how your life could have changed -- or ended -- in a matter of seconds. But have you stopped to consider what led to that close call? What's the likelihood that you'll fall victim to another car, another day, on another street?
In our previous blog post, we discussed some of the steps that you can take to prevent medication errors. Even if you take all of those steps, you might not be able to prevent certain medication errors from occurring. When you are subjected to a medication error that leads to further harm, you might decide that you want to do something about the error. Seeking compensation is one option that you have if the medication error was caused by negligence. We can help you move forward with your case.
All patients who take medication are at risk for being the victim of a medication error. These errors can sometimes lead to very minor consequences, but other errors can be deadly. All patients should do what they can to prevent medication errors, but ultimately, the medical professionals who work on a case should have protocols in place to prevent medical errors.
Birth injuries can come in a host of different forms. Two of the possible birth injuries that a baby can face are Erb's palsy and cerebral palsy. Both of these conditions are commonly association with occurrences during the actual birth process; however, it is possible for cerebral palsy to occur before birth begins.