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How quickly do palsy birth injuries heal?

Of all the stages of human development, infancy is probably the one with the most resilience. Your baby, while delicate and vulnerable, is probably able to heal incredibly quickly from many bumps and bruises. However, there are some injuries your infant might sustain that might not heal naturally, brachial plexus avulsion injuries being one example. 

Report highlights serious diagnostic errors

If you are like a lot of people in California, you may have wondered about the accuracy of test result information provided to you by a doctor or other medical professional. You may have been told that a test result came back showing no signs of a problem, yet you continue to experience unpleasant symptoms. Whether you pursue additional testing or a doctor suggests other tests after your problem escalates and eventually a diagnosis is reached, you may lose valuable time to treat your problem.

Can I get medical care without insurance?

There is no secret that the costs of medical insurance are on the rise. In fact, they are getting so out of control that many people in California cannot afford coverage and go without. If you are one of the many people who so not have medical insurance, you may wonder what will happen if you do need medical care.

What are the risks of a forceps delivery?

Sometimes the process of delivering a child does not go the way you planned. Unexpected issues can occur and your doctor may be forced to take certain measures to safely deliver your baby. One of the things that a Californian doctor may have to do is use forceps to help deliver your baby.

Reasons why overdiagnosis is a problem

Some forms of incorrect medical diagnosis do not necessarily misdiagnose a problem. Sometimes a condition can actually be “overdiagnosed,” meaning that a California resident is diagnosed with a medical problem that is not as severe as the diagnosis suggests. Overdiagnosis can result in prescribed medical treatments that are not necessary and may even cause a person injury.

What risks do premature babies face?

Giving birth is supposed to be an amazing and wonderful experience, but if you go into labor early, it can be quite scary. Babies who are born before 37 weeks are considered premature, according to the March of Dimes. These babies face many health risks, which is why you may be separated from your child so he or she can go into a neonatal intensive care unit in a California hospital.

Alcohol-Impaired doctor loses license

When one thinks of medical negligence in Redwood City, alcohol intoxication is not a factor that immediately comes to mind. One of the most trusted groups of individuals in the country is doctors. You should be able to trust your health care providers without question. However, they are human, and many of them make mistakes that endanger the very lives they took a Hippocratic oath to protect. According to Yahoo Sports, physicians "should not practice and see patients if their ability to do so safely is impaired by the use of a controlled substance, alcohol, chemical agent or a health condition.” 

What is patient dumping?

Even though the United States is at the top of healthcare with advanced medical techniques and the ability to save lives in ways other systems cannot, it is suffering from a crisis. Affordable and accessible healthcare is not available to every citizen. This often leads to situations where patients are not treated properly in California hospitals. One such situation that happens all too often is patient dumping. 

Issues in communication often lead to medical errors

When you think about medical errors, you might find yourself wondering how and why they occur so often. The medical facilities and health care workers in the Redwood City are some of the best in the country. However, it is not uncommon to hear about medical malpractice claims from patients. Medical mistakes claim more than 250,000 lives every year, states John Hopkins Medicine. 

Do medical malpractice fears lead to more C-sections?

For most women, when it comes to giving birth in California, they want to do it as naturally as possible. Medical intervention raises risks, and you probably do not want to add to the risks of childbirth. However, you may get into a situation where the doctor recommends a C-section instead of a vaginal birth. Doctors do this for many reasons, but there is a new concern that they may be doing so to avoid medical malpractice claims.

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