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August 2018 Archives

Sepsis causes intensive care unit patients' premature deaths

When many of us think about intensive care units (ICUs), we often imagine patients being monitored closely by cutting-edge technology or of them receiving more dedicated care at the hands of skilled medical providers. Few of us would think that it's one of the areas in the hospital with the highest rates of preventable injuries or deaths.

Midwives can be held liable for injuring patients

While using a midwife to deliver a baby used to be the norm, many women have relied upon the modern conveniences that a hospital offers to have their babies during the last few decades. Using midwives to deliver newborns has experienced a resurgence in popularity in recent years, though. This has led many women to wonder, what recourse that they have if the labor and delivery process goes wrong at their hands.

What are some of the most common types of car crashes?

Recent data published by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) suggests that three of the most common types of car crashes are rear-end, front-end and side-impact ones. They suggest that each of these common accidents can be avoided by motorists knowing how they occur and taking precautions to avoid them.

What parents should know about Erb's palsy

Many expectant mothers experience some level of anxiety over the labor and delivery process. However, because their doctors specialize in identifying potential problems and lowering the risk, most mothers and their babies will come through the birthing process with little or no long-term physical issues. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons notes doctors often may be able to identify and prevent the risks that cause an infant to suffer Erb's palsy.

Maternal injury and mortality rates are increasing in the U.S.

A recent USA Today investigation revealed that the United States now ranks as the most dangerous developed country for pregnant women to give birth in. Each year as many as 700 mothers die during childbirth. Another 50,000 women suffer serious injuries either beforehand or afterwards.

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