Category: Medical Negligence

How Often Are Radiologists Wrong?
13 jan
How Often Are Radiologists Wrong?

Ever since the discovery of the X-ray in 1895, radiology has played a vital role in diagnosing and treating illness, injury, and disease. The faster a medical condition is accurately diagnosed, the better your chances for recovery. Yet according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the day-to-day rate of errors and discrepancies ranges from

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What Is a Stroke?
08 jan
What Is a Stroke?

A stroke is when part of the brain does not get enough or any blood supply, the person is having a stroke. Brain tissue must have a constant supply of oxygen and nutrients to perform its functions and stay alive. Even a few minutes without oxygen and nutrients can cause brain cells to die. A

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What Happens When You Have a Stroke?
08 jan
What Happens When You Have a Stroke?

When you have a stroke, areas of your brain either do not get enough blood, or they get no blood. The blood carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain. Without these things, the brain cannot perform its functions or stay alive. Within  a few minutes, cells in the brain start to die. The brain has

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What Classifies as a Catastrophic Injury?
08 jan
What Classifies as a Catastrophic Injury?

The Social Security Disability system and the American Medical Association (AMA) view the classification for a catastrophic injury as those injuries that impair the person’s ability to support himself through gainful employment, perform the ordinary tasks of daily life, and enjoy an average quality of life. A person can suffer a severe injury but recuperate

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Can You Die From a Stroke?
08 jan
Can You Die From a Stroke?

Yes, you can die from a stroke. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that around 140,000 people in America die from strokes in a year. Stroke is one of the top causes of death in our country. Out of 100 deaths, five will be from dying of a stroke. Only four things

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Can Medical Malpractice Lead to a Catastrophic Injury?
08 jan
Can Medical Malpractice Lead to a Catastrophic Injury?

Yes, medical malpractice can lead to a catastrophic injury. How Medical Malpractice Can Cause Catastrophic Injury When things go wrong during medical treatment, the patient can suffer severe injury or death. The National Quality Forum created a list of “never events,” mistakes that should never happen in a healthcare setting. The list has seven categories

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Number Of Deaths Caused By Heroin Overdose
31 dec
Number Of Deaths Caused By Heroin Overdose

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that the number of deaths caused by heroin overdose was 15,482 Americans in 2017, according to the most recent government data. We are experiencing what many call a heroin epidemic right now. It might help us understand the crisis if we learn more about overdoses of

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What Are The Signs Of A Heroin Overdose?
30 dec
What Are The Signs Of A Heroin Overdose?

The signs of a heroin overdose include disorientation, stroke, hypotension, seizures, slow breathing, tongue discoloration, bluish-colored lips, coma, drowsiness, weakened pulse, dry mouth, constricted pupils and muscle spasms. If you believe someone has had a possible heroin overdose, call 911 immediately. Signs of a Heroin Overdose Heroin overdoses are horrific, and unfortunately, they are common

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Number Of Deaths Caused By Benzo Overdose
30 dec
Number Of Deaths Caused By Benzo Overdose

The number of deaths caused by benzo overdose is now reported by the Overdose Death report of the National Institute on Drug Abuse to be over 11,000, and deaths in both women and men are both on the rise. With only 1,135 deaths in 1999 from a benzo overdose, the substantial increase we see today

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Can I Die From A Benzo Overdose?
30 dec
Can I Die From A Benzo Overdose?

Yes. Unfortunately, you can die from an overdose after taking benzodiazepine medication such as Xanax, Klonopin, Valium or Ativan. Fatal Benzo Overdose Over 30 percent of overdoses that involve opioids also involve benzos. These medications work to calm or relax the patients that take them. Knowing the signs of a benzo overdose can save lives.

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What Are the Signs of a Benzo Overdose?
30 dec
What Are the Signs of a Benzo Overdose?

The symptoms of an overdose due to benzodiazepine (“benzo”) include abnormal breathing, feeling sleepy or tired, passing out, clumsiness to the point of appearing drunk, slurred words, lightheadedness, disorientation, and uncontrollable eye movements. If you believe someone has had a possible benzo overdose, call 911 and be as specific as possible. Signs of a Benzo

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How Can You Tell If Your Baby Has Brain Damage From A Birth Injury?
13 dec
How Can You Tell If Your Baby Has Brain Damage From A Birth Injury?

You might be able to tell if your baby has brain damage from a birth injury if you spot unusual signs or symptoms in your newborn; it is important, though, that you talk to a trusted doctor about what you see as soon as possible. Newborns with brain injuries may require monitoring, supportive care in

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Signs and Symptoms of Improper Detoxification
12 jun
Signs and Symptoms of Improper Detoxification

All detoxification processes involve some withdrawal symptoms, but the withdrawal signs can and should be managed and monitored for the comfort and safety of the patient. The symptoms vary by the type of drug the person used. Alcohol Withdrawal from alcohol can cause the patient to experience: Headaches Tremors Profuse sweating Vomiting and diarrhea Difficulty

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How Many Patients Die in Treatment Centers from Alcohol Detoxification?
12 jun
How Many Patients Die in Treatment Centers from Alcohol Detoxification?

It is difficult to track how many patients die in treatment centers during alcohol detoxification in the United States. We do, however, know there are thousands of treatment facilities nationwide that serve those hoping to break their dependence on drugs or alcohol. This number includes the treatment centers where more than 3,300 people died during

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Can I Sue for Malpractice If My Loved One Dies from Withdrawal or Detoxification in a Treatment Center?
12 jun
Can I Sue for Malpractice If My Loved One Dies from Withdrawal or Detoxification in a Treatment Center?

Yes, you can sue for malpractice if your loved one dies from withdrawal or detoxification in a treatment center. Treatment center care providers must monitor patients’ withdrawal symptoms during detoxification. If a patient experiences complications, they may need medication, additional medical support, or emergency care. In some cases, pre-existing mental, emotional, or physical health care

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What Happens to Your Body When You Detox from Opioids?
03 jun
What Happens to Your Body When You Detox from Opioids?

When an opioid drug user goes cold turkey or drastically reduces the amount of the substance they use, their body begins to detoxify. This usually leads to symptoms known as withdrawal. Withdrawal can be serious or even deadly without careful observation, but it is necessary if drug users want to overcome their addiction. Detox should

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What Are the Numbers of Patients Dying in Drug Addiction Treatment Centers?
03 jun
What Are the Numbers of Patients Dying in Drug Addiction Treatment Centers?

Almost 3,400 patients died in U.S. drug addiction treatment centers in 2015. Many of these deaths were preventable if the staff at the centers had taken the right steps to adequately evaluate the patient’s condition and ensure they received the emergency medical care they needed. While the theories on why treatment center staff failed to

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How Long Can Withdrawal Symptoms Following Detoxification from Opioids Last?
03 jun
How Long Can Withdrawal Symptoms Following Detoxification from Opioids Last?

While many factors can affect how long a person will suffer from symptoms following opioid detoxification and withdrawal, physical symptoms generally begin eight to 24 hours after last use. It is imperative that opioid users have adequate monitoring for complications beginning a few hours after last use until their most intense physical symptoms diminish. This

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Can You Die from Alcohol Poisoning?
03 jun
Can You Die from Alcohol Poisoning?

Alcohol poisoning – sometimes called alcohol overdose – can be deadly. Without prompt diagnosis and treatment, a person who has too much alcohol in their system can experience a myriad of issues as body functions slow, and can lead to serious problems with vital functions including breathing, heart rate, and body temperature regulation. In most cases,

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Can Opioid Withdrawal Cause Death?
03 jun
Can Opioid Withdrawal Cause Death?

Serious complications can and do occur during opioid detox and withdrawal. Even doctors, nurses, and other care providers often underestimate the dangers of these complications and fail to monitor them adequately because of it. In some cases, opioid withdrawal can cause death. Most deaths related to opioid withdrawal complications may be preventable, as long as

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What Are the Number of Deaths Due to Improper Alcohol Detoxification?
03 jun
What Are the Number of Deaths Due to Improper Alcohol Detoxification?

Alcohol detoxification is the process of removing alcohol from someone’s body. For people who are heavy drinkers, alcohol detox can be life-threatening. They can experience serious alcohol withdrawal symptoms, so it is dangerous for someone to try to detox alone. It is difficult to find an exact number of deaths due to improper alcohol detoxification.

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How Many Patients Die in Treatment Centers from Opioid Detoxification?
03 jun
How Many Patients Die in Treatment Centers from Opioid Detoxification?

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration reported 3,362 deaths from alcohol or drug addiction treatment centers in 2015. More than 1.4 million people sought help through inpatient, outpatient, and residential treatment programs that year. It is abundantly clear that patients can die in treatment centers from opioid detoxification. Why Patients May Die in

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Can Improperly Detoxing From Alcohol Kill You?
03 jun
Can Improperly Detoxing From Alcohol Kill You?

According to Psychology Today, improperly detoxing from alcohol may kill you. Improperly detoxing from anything could kill you. Alcohol withdrawal is a serious and potentially life-threatening condition. Symptoms can develop within a few hours or a few days after a person stops drinking. The safest method of detoxing from alcohol for people who are long-term,

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How Improperly Detoxing Can Kill You
03 jun
How Improperly Detoxing Can Kill You

Improperly detoxing can cause death in several ways, including cardiac and pulmonary complications, dehydration, seizures, and trouble regulating blood sugar and body temperature. When someone has a physical dependence on a drug, stopping the drug suddenly leads to a set of symptoms known as withdrawal. This occurs as the body detoxes from the drug and

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How Do You Know If You Have Alcohol Poisoning?
03 jun
How Do You Know If You Have Alcohol Poisoning?

If you or someone you know is exhibiting signs of alcohol poisoning, it is imperative you recognize the symptoms and act right away. Severe impairment, confusion, vomiting, and other symptoms may be evident before you lose consciousness, or you may identify them in a friend who has been drinking. If you were binge drinking, drinking

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