Jun 9 2016

What Health Problems are Associated with Birth Hypoxia?

Birth hypoxia occurs when the fetus does not receive sufficient oxygen to the brain. This has been known to cause fetal brain injury, the most serious being hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), or perinatal asphyxia. An article from Medscape revealed that, depending on the severity of HIE, babies can show certain symptoms such as seizures, excessive crying […]

Jun 2 2016

CDC: Medical Errors Lead in Deaths behind Heart Disease, Cancer

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University Medical School have found that, of the 2,597,000 deaths that occurred in the United States in 2013, an astounding 251,000 were attributed to medical errors. That accounted for 9.7% of all deaths and is the third-leading cause of death. The findings were reported by The British Medical Journal. The article […]

May 19 2016

New York State Ranked Highest for Malpractice Award Payouts

For the third consecutive year, medical malpractice lawsuits paid out more in New York last year than in any other state. Recently, the medical malpractice insurer Diederich Healthcare released its annual report detailing which states within the United States have the highest and lowest medical malpractice award payouts. Malpractice payouts started to rise in 2013 […]

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