• anoxic brain injury

    What is Anoxic Brain Injury

    Every cell in our body needs oxygen to survive, and when there is no oxygen supply, that cell, organ, or body dies. The death of cells in the brain prevents electrochemical impulses, interfering with neurotransmitters that transmit messages in the brain that regulate bodily functions and influence behavior. This type of damage is referred to as anoxic brain injury.

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    How Often is Breast Cancer Misdiagnosed?

    December 19, 2022 by Carrie Capouellez| Misdiagnosis

    Many of our lives have been affected by a cancer diagnosis – our own or that of someone we care about. In fact, the National Breast Cancer Foundation found one in every eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime. And, breast cancer causes approximately 39,620 deaths every year. Just hearing about or…

  • Meningitis Misdiagnosis

    Meningitis Misdiagnosis and Medical Malpractice

    September 26, 2022 by James McHugh, Jr.| Misdiagnosis

    Every year, thousands of people develop meningitis, a potentially life-threatening condition that occurs when there is inflammation of the membranes in the spine and brain. Meningitis can be caused by a variety of things – including infections and viruses – but an early diagnosis is the key to treating meningitis successfully. Time is of the essence with…

  • can a misdiagnosis be medical malpractice

    Can Misdiagnosis Be Medical Malpractice?

    There are many reasons someone might file a medical malpractice claim. Some claims are filed because a surgical error caused additional injuries or because a patient was hurt when administered the wrong medication. Several studies have found that misdiagnosis is the most common type of medical malpractice claim. Because patients are completely reliant on their doctors’ medical…

  • Brain injuries caused by hospital

    Brain Injuries Caused by Hospitals and How to Spot Them

    February 21, 2022 by Carrie Capouellez| Brain Injuries

    We often think of brain injuries occurring after car accidents or other traumatic incidents, but brain injuries can happen in the places we trust the most – hospitals. Because they can be life-threatening, it’s important to be able to recognize the symptoms so they can be treated as soon as possible. The brain is particularly…

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