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Medical Malpractice

October 29, 2020

Nashville Man Sent Home from the ER Twice Dies of COVID-19: The Dangers of Missed or Delayed Diagnosis

Thirty-year-old Darius Settles of Nashville, Tennessee died on the Fourth of July. While many Americans were celebrating, Settles was at home when he stopped breathing as his wife and father watched. His family called 911 and began chest compressions until the EMT’s took over. They were unable to resuscitate Settles, and he died of...
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October 26, 2020

Pain Medication Overdose in the Hospital

Opioids are a class of drugs that interact with opioid receptors on nerve cells to alleviate pain. Many patients are prescribed these medications to help relieve chronic or long-term pain they have after surgeries or accidents. However, prescription opioids come with serious risks that include overdoses and death. What are the Types of Prescription...
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September 28, 2020

Can a Missed Deep Vein Thrombosis Diagnosis Lead to Pulmonary Embolism?

A pulmonary embolism (PE) usually occurs when a blood clot known as a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) moves through the body to a person’s lungs and blocks a blood vessel. This creates low oxygen levels in the blood, and can result in damage to the lung and other organs. It can even cause heart...
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September 25, 2020

Is a Missed Melanoma Diagnosis Deadly?

Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that typically occurs because of too much exposure to ultraviolet or “UV” radiation. It’s a type of electromagnetic radiation that comes from the sun. Melanoma is the third most common skin cancer, but it’s the most deadly. Melanoma takes more lives every year than any other type...
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September 16, 2020

What are Fetal Heartrate Monitors?

A fetal heart monitor is a handheld medical device that uses ultrasound waves to listen to a baby’s heart during pregnancy and labor. It’s also known as electronic fetal monitoring (EFM) or cardiotocography (CTG). Usually, beginning in a pregnant woman’s second trimester, her OB-GYN will use a fetal heartrate monitor to check on the...
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