Category - Medical Malpractice Reader

Medical Malpractice Primer: Hospital Induced Fluid Overload

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HOSPITAL INDUCED FLUID OVERLOAD:  A POTENTIALLY DEADLY COMPLICATION THAT OFTEN GOES UNRECOGNIZED IN MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CASES Intravenous fluid therapy and blood administration remain a fundamental part of hospital patient care.  Inappropriate administration of intravenous fluids and/or blood infusion — either the incorrect volume (too much or too little), the incorrect type of fluid, or an […]

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The Role of Fetal Heart Monitoring in Identifying the Need for a C-Section

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The clinical practice of auscultating fetal heart tones began in 1818 when a Swiss surgeon reported hearing the fetal heart rate by placing his ear against a pregnant woman’s abdomen. In 1888, an American physician, Dr. Killian, suggested that Fetal Heart Rate information could be used to identify the need for intervention for fetal distress. […]

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Medical Malpractice Reader: Falls in the Hospital

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Medical Malpractice Reader:  Falls in the Hospital Introduction The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) states that there are between 700,000 and 1,000,000 falls every year in hospitals. Patients may fall from a bed or chair, on a slippery floor, during transfer from the bed to a bedside commode, when ambulating too soon after […]

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Medical Malpractice Reader: Nerve damage after surgery

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Nerve damage after an operative procedure is a risk of all surgeries.  This writer has reviewed a number of medical malpractice cases over the years wherein a nerve was damaged or completely transected during surgery. Causes of Nerve Damage Improper positioning which places too much traction on a nerve can cause nerve damage. Blocked blood […]

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