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July 2015 Archives

Top reason for medical malpractice suits is failure to diagnose

It is reasonable to expect doctors to properly diagnose a medical condition with the medical advances available today. Unfortunately, many illnesses are missed by physicians in Providence and elsewhere in the country, resulting in a worsened medical condition or death. It can be heartbreaking and stressful for patients and their families when there is a delay in the diagnosis of cancer, heart attacks or other life-threatening conditions. Also, time is of the essence for some conditions, and a delay in treatment can be fatal.

Recognizing anesthesia dangers in children

Effectively administering and monitoring anesthesia involves a large number of considerations, including accounting for the patient’s weight and age. Not only can such factors affect how the patient responds to anesthesia but they can also have an impact on his or her overall health and recovery. When it comes to using anesthesia on children, the situation can become even more complicated and dangerous. The attorneys at DeLuca & Weizenbaum, L.T.D., are familiar with the harmful complications and consequences related to the use of anesthesia on young children, and are committed to educating our clients about such issues.

What are the risks associated with preeclampsia?

The human body experiences a huge number of physiological changes during pregnancy, which can result in serious complications for the mother and baby alike. Some pregnancy-related complications can occur quickly and without noticeable symptoms. Therefore, it is the responsibility of obstetricians and attending medical professionals to actively monitor the progression of their patients’ pregnancies in order to identify and prevent serious conditions like preeclampsia.

Recognizing that primary care physicians make deadly mistakes

No matter if you only go to the doctor every few years or work closely with your physician to manage a chronic medical condition, your primary care doctor is likely the physician that you know the best. In fact, you may have had the same primary physician for years. That does not necessarily mean, however, that your primary care doctor is incapable of making preventable and/or dangerous mistakes. We here at the law offices of DeLuca & Weizenbaum, L.T.P., have handled a large number of cases revolving around serious and fatal injuries caused by negligence on the part of primary care physicians.

What should I know about adverse drug reactions?

Given the fact that over-the-counter and prescription medications are specially designed to treat a huge number of medical conditions, it can be difficult to imagine that they can actually do more harm than good in some cases. Adverse drug reactions happen more often than you might believe, and can have serious and even fatal consequences. Consequently, it’s important to be able to identify when and how dangerous drug reactions can occur, as well as recognize possible symptoms.

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