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A Failure to Diagnose, Watch or Treat an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Can Be a Deadly Mistake.
01/20/12

The aorta is the major blood vessel that supplies blood and oxygen to the rest of the body. The aorta, which is about as thick as a garden hose, runs from your heart down the center of your body through your chest and abdomen. Because the aorta is th ...

A High Bilirubin Level or Kernicterus in a Newborn Can Cause Permanent Brain Damage and Cerebral Palsy.
01/20/12

Kernicterus is a severe form of brain damage that is caused by a high bilirubin level or excessive jaundice in a newborn infant. Kernicterus involves a certain part of the brain’s basal ganglia called the globus pallidus. It can also cause lesions ...

A Placental Abruption Can Lead to Seizures, Encephalopathy, Brain Damage and Cerebral Palsy.
01/19/12

The placenta is a structure that is formed early on during a pregnancy to help nourish and feed the developing baby. A placental abruption is a complication during pregnancy where the placenta starts to pull away from the uterus before delivery. If a ...

$135 Million Paid for Medical Malpractice Law Suits in Just One Year
01/19/12

Even though a monetary award will not return a person or their family back to the way their lives were before an accident or medical mistake, it can help them afford their current medical needs, treatments, and expenses. In 2011, New York City paid o ...

Can a G6PD Deficiency, High Bilirubin Level or Kernicterus Cause Cerebral Palsy?
01/19/12

Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency (G6PD) is the most common enzyme deficiency worldwide and is when the body doesn’t have enough of the enzyme G6PD to help red blood cells (RBCs) function normally. This deficiency can cause an elevated b ...

Gestational Diabetes Can Lead to Birth Injuries and Cerebral Palsy
01/18/12

Gestational Diabetes is a complication during pregnancy where the blood sugar levels in the mother are too high. It is one of the most common pregnancy complications, affecting 2-5% of all pregnant women. Usually, it is diagnosed between the 24th&nbs ...

Does The Doctor Performing Your Surgery Have The Right Privileges At The Hospital?
12/27/11

A general surgeon, his surgical practice group, and a major medical center recently agreed to a $17.5 million settlement arising from a patient’s terrible complications following a botched hernia surgery. In the course of the surgery, the doctor, w ...

Whenever Radiation Therapy Causes Spinal Cord Injuries, Patients Should Investigate the Possibility of Malpractice
12/12/11

A recent edition of The Ethicist column in The New York Times began with a husband writing about his wife, who had “lost the use of her legs when radiation to shrink a growth destroyed part of her spinal cord.” The husband also wrote that he “[ ...

Is Your Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) Prepared to Treat a Home Birth Complication?
11/16/11

Not too long ago, The Los Angeles Times ran a story related to the safety of at-home births since there has been a 20 percent increase in women giving birth at home since 2004. In the article, it included a study conducted by the journal&nb ...

Does Your Doctor Know How to Diagnose and Treat Too Much Aspirin in the Body or Aspirin Toxicity?
10/24/11

An aspirin overdose can be accidental or caused by medication error. Not every patient that goes to an emergency room or doctor’s office with a high blood level of aspirin or salicylate was trying to harm themselves or commit suicide. Each yea ...

Is Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia (HIT) Due to a Medication Error or Medical Malpractice?
10/18/11

Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is when a patient develops thrombocytopenia, or low platelets, after being given the medication heparin. Heparin is a drug that it routinely given to patients in the hospital to thin out their blood and help pre ...

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but Doctors should be Aware of Breast Cancer Every Month
10/11/11

Sadly, this is not always the case. Each day, many women show signs of breast cancer that are ignored, untreated or attributed to something else. Here at The Beasley Firm, our full-time medical and legal teams have reviewed thousands of cases where t ...

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