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Getting a second medical opinion

Iowa patients who want to get another opinion about a diagnosis may want to consider obtaining a virtual second opinion. The telehealth and telemedicine industries have been providing means of communication between patients and providers who are not in the same room for years. However, the trend has expanded in recent years due to advances in virtual communication.

Medical errors commonplace throughout health system

Even routine interactions with healthcare settings in Iowa present risks to patients, such as infections and misdiagnosis. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, roughly 750,000 people in the United States pick up an infection when receiving medical care, and about 10 percent of them die as a result.

Did a doctor's mistake cause your child's cerebral palsy?

Pregnancy is a time of hoping and planning. Many women invest a lot of time and money into protecting the well-being of their unborn babies. Sadly, all of that hard work and loving dedication can disappear in a moment if a doctor makes a mistake. Most pregnancies go through labor and delivery successfully with no issues. However, sometimes things go wrong. If doctors fail to act or if they make the wrong decision, your baby and your family will be paying the price for the rest of you lives. Conditions like cerebral palsy can be the direct result of a doctor-caused birth injury.

9-year-old dies hours after tonsillectomy

Our source article for today's blog post tells a tragic story of a nine-year-old girl who died mere hours after a routine tonsillectomy. Given that more than 530,000 children have their tonsils removed every year in the United States, this story will certainly concern parents all across Iowa and, indeed, the entire country.

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