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Zofran Pregnancy
Category:Birth Injury Law
  Zofran (odansetron) was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in 1991 for the prevention of nausea and vomiting resulting from chemotherapy and radiation and for prevention of postoperative nausea and vomiting.   Studies of Zofran have never been done in pregnant women, so the label warns the consumer that although studies of the drug in pregnant rats and rabbits did not result in impaired fertility, “There are, however, no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. Because animal reproduction studies are not always predictive of human resp...
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Baby Foot In Bandage And Cast
Category:Child Injury Lawyer
  Childhood Fractures are Common   It is estimated that approximately 27 percent of girls and 42 percent of boys will have a fractured (broken) bone by the time they reach the age of 16, and some doctors believe that figure is higher. Even though fractures are very common, many pediatricians do not know how to place a splint correctly, and they usually refer their pediatric patients to orthopedic (bone) doctors for splinting. Doctors in the Emergency Department have more experience with splinting, but a recent study  shows that patients are receiving inadequately ap...
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hormone cancer
Category:Medical Malpractice
Hormone Replacement Therapy, or HRT, is the use of the hormones estrogen and progesterone to treat symptoms associated with aging and menopause in women. When women reach menopause, falling hormone levels can result in symptoms like hot flashes and conditions like osteoporosis.   What Does Estrogen Do?   Estrogen helps the uterus prepare for pregnancy implantation, but it also helps your body use calcium, and it helps maintain adequate levels of “good” HDL cholesterol in your body. If you still have a uterus, then you should not take unopposed estrogen, as thi...
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unnecessary stent
Category:Medical Malpractice
A coronary artery stent is inserted into a blocked artery in the heart, using a catheter. The stent is usually a small wire mesh tube, and it may be coated with medication to decrease clot formation in your arteries. A stent is placed during a procedure known as coronary angioplasty, where a tiny balloon is first inserted in your artery to open up the clot.   When Is Angioplasty and Stenting Performed?   Angioplasty is used to treat coronary artery disease. The coronary arteries are arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle, and when they become blocked with pl...
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Surgical Site Infection Negligence
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There are many things that can complicate a hospital stay or post-surgical recovery. On of the most common complications of a surgical procedure is a post-operative infection, sometimes known as a surgical site infection. The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines a surgical site infection as an infection that is related to a surgical procedure and that occurs at or near the surgical incision within thirty days of the procedure. This definition is expanded to include associated infections that occur within 90 days, if prosthetic materials are implanted...
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prescription-drug-errors
Category:Medical Malpractice
Prescription drug abuse is an epidemic in the United States, and sometimes a physician may be negligent by prescribing a dangerous drug to a patient at risk. There have been a number of lawsuits in the news as a result of alleged medical negligence in prescribing.   One problem arises when a doctor prescribes a narcotic to a patient who may be dependent upon narcotics or may be abusing them. Why would a physician be negligent? Today, most states keep detailed prescribing records of scheduled drugs, and in some states, before writing a narcotic, a physician is obligated to...
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Hemorrhagic vs Ischemic Stroke
Category:Medical Malpractice
Strokes are the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. In fact, 130,000 Americans die annually each year from stroke. 795,000 Americans experience a stroke yearly, and many of these stroke result in long-term disability.   A stroke is a brain injury. Our brains need oxygen. The brain comprises 2% of body weight, but requires 20% of available oxygen. That oxygen is delivered by the arteries of the body to all parts of the brain. An ischemic stroke occurs when an artery, large or small, is blocked. When the cells in the brain do not receive oxygen, they die with...
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