David Chao, the San Diego Chargers head doctor may have his medical license revoked or suspended due to medical negligence. The California state medical board cites evidence from three negligence cases from 2007 and 2012. Two weeks ago, Chao was found liable in lawsuit from a negligence case that took place in 2003. A San Diego jury awarded $7.5 million to the patient, who suffered from a knee injury during surgery. Another patient who suffered from an injury during hip surgery was awarded $2.2 million for medical negligence. The state medical board also mentioned two other cases where Chao was
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One might consider it ironic to contract an infection during a hospital visit, but it happens far more often than it should in hospitals across the United States. Healthcare-associated infections are infections that were not present at the time of admission to a healthcare facility. While most become evident after 48 hours of hospitalization, a hospital-acquired infection may wait until after the patient is discharged to show its symptoms. 1 in 20 patients contract an infection during their hospital stay, and these infections rank as a top 10 cause of death in the US.
Cerebral palsy is a condition disrupting the motor skills and postural tone, developing in the first years of a child’s life. This disorder affects 0.002% of newborns, but a higher percentage of premature infants are diagnosed. Cerebral palsy can lead to respiratory problems, irritability, seizures, feeding problems, jitteriness, abnormal motor function, and irregular postural tone.
The process of giving birth, aside from the joy of delivering, is painful, stressful, and dangerous for both the mother and the child. Because there are so many instances during birth when the baby’s oxygen flow is limited, the condition known as Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) is most common in newborns.
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