: : Recent Medical Malpractice Entries
Group B Strep and Newborns
April 23, 2008 11:37
According to the Centers for Disease Control, group B strep is the most common cause of sepsis and meningitis in newborns. Group B strep is a frequent cause of newborn pneumonia and is more common than rubella, congenital syphilis, and spina bifida. In the... (Read Article)
Can your pet transmit MRSA?
April 20, 2008 08:49
A new report in the New England Journal of Medicine demonstrates that MRSA can be harbored and transmitted by cats. Dogs have already been designated as MRSA carriers.In the report a healthy woman repeatedly suffered from multiple, deep abscesses. Cultures... (Read Article)
Failure to diagnose meningitis
April 14, 2008 13:41
The misfortune of the failure to diagnose a medical condition is the loss of time - time that could have been used to treat, to prevent the progress of a disease, time with family. The failure to diagnose meningitis is becoming a leading cause of medical malpractice.Meningitis... (Read Article)
Meningitis and the "Odds"
April 7, 2008 16:33
One question that is commonly asked about meningitis is how serious it is. The answer depends on how you look at the actual figures. Every year 3,000 people contract spinal meningitis and 300 people (10%) suffer a fatality from it. Now, some may say 3,000 people contracting the condition are minute in comparison to the population figures in the United States but this is faulty logic. That is, one is too many as anyone who must deal with spinal meningitis will tell you. And a 1 in 10 chance of dying from the condition makes it an extremely serious condition. So, to downplay the severity of this condition is both intellectually dishonest as well as dangerous.
Asking for a Group B Strep Test
April 4, 2008 14:01
If there was a condition that truly sent shivers up and down the spines of most women it would be Group B Strep. While it is true that Group B Strep often does not harm the woman who has acquired it the condition can cause an untold number of serious problems to a newborn. As such, if a woman is pregnant and contracts Group B strep then the potential for serious complications to affect the child is possible. As such, anyone who is pregnant should ask a doctor to test for Group B Strep. This way all possible negative situations that Group B Strep might cause can hopefully be avoided.