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An Umbilical Cord Prolapse Can Cause Cerebral Palsy, a Brain Damaged Baby or a Stillbirth

An umbilical cord prolapse (UCP) is when a baby’s umbilical cord, or lifeline, gets squeezed and it cuts off the vital blood supply and oxygen to your baby. Imagine that you are sipping refreshing water through a straw. Now, pinch off that straw wi ...

More Patients in Hospitals are Getting Blood Poisoning, Sepsis and Septic Shock

Reports have shown that the rate of sepsis or blood poisoning has more than doubled in the last 10 years. A bacterial infection in a cut, wound, laceration, incision, or in the lungs, abdomen, bladder or other part of the body, that is not ...

A Pennsylvania Doctor Was Awarded $927,000 After an Intravenous Line (IV) Caused Nerve Damage

All Myriam Gastard, a postdoctorate fellow, research scientist, and neurobiologist, wanted to do was spend her life researching the possible causes of Alzheimer’s disease, but that dream was shattered after she briefly became a patient in a Pennsyl ...

FDA Clears First Test Used to Determine Recent Toxoplasmosis Infection

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared the first test in determining if a person with swollen lymph glands or a pregnant woman, positive for toxoplasmosis, contracted the infection in the last four months. The test, VIDAS TOXO IgG Avidit ...

Toxoplasmosis When Pregnant Can Seriously Hurt Your Baby

Were You Told How To Avoid Being Infected with Toxoplasmosis During Pregnancy? For the majority of us, becoming infected with toxoplasmosis will not cause any life altering problems. In fact, toxoplasmosis is one of the most common infections in the ...

Teaching Hospitals May Have Higher Rates of Central Line Infections, Sepsis and Bloodstream Infections

Consumer Reports just issued a new study revealing that 67 of the scored teaching hospitals had more than twice the average rate of central-line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) than non-teaching hospitals. According to Consumer Reports, t ...

New Hope for Patients Infected with C. diff While in a Hospital or Nursing Home: FDA Approves New Medication to Help Treat C. difficile-associated Diarrhea

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved fidaxomicin (Dificid) to treat diarrhea associated with Clostridium difficile (C. diff) infections. This is the first new drug approved for the treatment of C. diff in 30 years. Until now, Vancomyci ...

Maternal Mortality – Our Philadelphia Birth Injury Lawyers Discuss

Preparing to have a baby should be an exciting time, not a time of stress. However, this can be difficult to master when hearing about all of the potential birth injuries, birth defects, and types of medical malpractice that have affected babies and ...

Sleep Deprived Nurses Can Make Medical Errors

Just recently, results of a study performed by Jeanne Geiger-Brown, RN, PhD, of the University of Maryland Baltimore, showed the impact sleep deprivation has on nurses. Geiger-Brown studied hospital nurses who routinely worked 12 hour shifts. She had ...

What Do a Birth injury, Erb’s Palsy, and an NFL Football Player All Have in Common? Adrian Clayborn.

First-round draft picks for the NFL are always talked about, criticized or commended. What is it about this year’s first-round draft pick of Adrian Clayborn that caught everyone’s attention? What is so special about him being picked in the first ...

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