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August 2016 Archives

Commonly misused surgical tools

Doctors are not perfect, which is why there is a team to support and double check them. Multiple nurses and physicians regularly check each others' notes and work to ensure that mistakes are kept to a minimum. While these safety checks are great at catching improper medications and doses, they cannot prevent errors that occur in the surgical room. Unfortunately, doctors are the last line of defense when it comes to correctly using surgical tools.

Tort reform: the solution for high healthcare costs?

Many politicians from both sides of the aisle argue that tort reform is one of the key pillars to control healthcare costs. They claim that physicians practice "defensive medicine" to protect themselves from potential medical malpractice suits. Defensive medicine occurs when doctors run additional (or extraneous) tests to stave off potential medical malpractice. Proponents of reform argue that this dramatically raises health care costs.

Do you need to know more about birth injury claims?

Birth injuries are a devastating blow for any family. The birth of your child should be a joyous day; a day that comes only once or twice in a lifetime. But instead, it is marred because your child is injured. Birth injuries, unfortunately, can be very severe and can require hundreds of thousands of dollars to treat. Plus, there could be costs associated with a lifetime of care. Here is a brief rundown of the issues involved in birth injury cases.

Can MRI's benefit mothers after childbirth?

A study from the University of Michigan sought to answer this question by placing several new mothers through MRIs to measure the extent of their injuries. MRIs are traditionally used in sports medicine after an athlete sustains an injury. The researchers found that new mothers suffer similar injuries as endurance sports athletes and that MRIs are well-placed to identify these injuries to ensure that these mothers receive the treatment they need.

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