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March 2018 Archives

Diagnostic mistakes lead to the most malpractice cases

At some point in everyone's life, they must put their trust into the hands of medical professionals. Living a healthy lifestyle is the best hope for longevity, but getting second opinions for serious conditions can also be important. However, Iowa residents should be aware that medical mistakes are the third leading cause of death in the United States. Within the category of medical negligence, diagnostic errors are the most common cause of malpractice claims.

When inadequate monitoring results in infant oxygen deprivation

The labor process is dangerous to both mother and infant. Little issues, like torn tissue, can rapidly progress into major problems, like a hemorrhage. In order to reduce these issues, most births take place at a hospital, where interventions of every kind are readily available. Doctors, nurses and other medical staff attending births will focus on carefully and continually monitoring both mother and unborn baby to prevent unnecessary complications.

The different types of car accident injuries

Iowa motorists should know that car accident injuries can vary depending on factors like speed and the presence of safety features. For example, a vehicle going 15 mph can hit a stationary car and cause the other party to suffer only minor injuries. However, the results will be much different if a car is going 40 mph. Safety belts could save an occupant from going through the windshield, and airbags can prevent trauma to the head.

3 ways to prevent birth injuries from affecting your child

Birth injuries are a significant problem in the United States despite the rate of maternal and birth injuries decreasing. If even one case of a child suffering an injury could be avoided, everyone involved should want to do all they can to make this happen. Still, they do occur, and they're a result of poor testing, poor care and negligence or recklessness.

Collisions and soft tissue damage

Iowa drivers who get in an accident may wonder about the aches and pains they're experiencing in its aftermath. If these pains are accompanied by inflammation and loss of function in the limbs, they indicate an injury to the soft tissues of the body. These include the muscles, ligaments and tendons, and they can be strained, sprained or torn when stretched by the sudden movements of a car accident.

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