Anasarca: A condition where the skin becomes swollen due to excess fluid in the skin’s tissues. There are several causes of anasarca, but it is most commonly a result of kidney disease, liver failure, congestive heart failure, malnutrition, or hookworm infestation.
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In a medical malpractice lawsuit, the plaintiff alleges that a doctor or health care provider gave substandard or inadequate care, which resulted in physical, emotional, or financial damages to the patient. To win such a lawsuit, you and your attorney must prove that the defendant violated the standard of care. You must also prove several other conditionsRead More
Improper treatment is a form of medical malpractice. It differs from other common examples of malpractice, such as failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis. With improper treatment, the doctor diagnoses the condition correctly but fails to undertake the proper treatment. Because most patients lack the extensive medical training that physicians have, they accept the diagnosis and treatmentRead More
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In 2007, Rebecca Gapinski brought her husband, Daniel Gapinski, into OSF St. Francis Medical Center located in Peoria, Illinois for surgery. His doctors had identified a growth in his brain and they needed to evaluate the tissue for cancer. Dr. Neena Gujrati, the attending pathologist who analyzed the specimens, reported that the growth was aRead More
Last week around 30 outraged Kolkata citizens violently attacked a hospital in India after the death of Kuheli Chakraborty, a four-month-old infant. The enraged mob reportedly cracked the glass doors at the entrance of the facility prompting police intervention to break up the protesters. Kuheli’s parents allege that if not for the negligence of doctorsRead More