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How Often Do Anesthesiologists Get The Dosage Wrong?

A great number of malpractice lawsuits concern mistakes that were made by anesthesiologists during a surgery. Part of the problem is the difficulty in getting the formula right. Anesthetics can be designed to reduce signals from the brain to a particular part of the body, or completely knock you unconscious. But how often does something go wrong and what happens as a result? A study of anesthetic…
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What To Do When Your Newborn Receives A “Botched” Circumcision

One of the greatest risk factors of neonatal death within the first month of birth is circumcision, but no one talks about it. No one knows about it. Many parents in the U.S. believe that when a boy is born, you get him circumcised. That’s the end of it. There’s no discussion, there’s no anxiety. That’s because we don’t expect anything to go wrong. Although there are many reasons to…
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What To Do If You’re Hit By A Car While Riding Your Bicycle

Riding a bicycle can be an enjoyable and fun form of exercise and transport. Often, it is a significantly cheaper way to get around in a busy city. Further, you can burn calories and get an excellent cardio workout while being productive and having fun. Whether your biking for transport or for fun, there are some very real risks. A bicycle is entirely exposed, leaving the rider particularly…
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What to Do If You’re Injured in a Car Accident as a Passenger

A car accident can be a traumatizing experience for all of those involved. As a passenger, getting involved in an accident can be even more scary and confusing -- who pays for damages, who files a claim? After ensuring that the driver and other passengers are safe, these thoughts may be running through your head. Figuring out the logistics of such a situation can be a complex process. Filing A…
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What To Do If You’re Ever Involved In An Accident With A Big Rig

Unfortunately, car accidents are quite common, resulting in over 37,000 deaths in the United States in 2016 alone. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), this averages out 11.6 deaths per 100,000 people, or 1.16 deaths per 100 million miles traveled. These statistics vary per state, as populations naturally play a role. Any car accident can be traumatizing and fatal;…
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Filing A Wrongful Death Suit Against A Nursing Home In Virginia

When our loved ones get older, we often opt to check them into a nursing home. Nursing homes are supposed to provide around the clock care for their patients. However, unfortunately this is not always the case -- staff members may neglect their duties or abuse their position. In the state of Virginia, investigating abuse in the nursing home necessitates certain steps. Wrongful Death In the state…
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Dangerous Dog Breeds To Look Out For

Although dogs are often referred to as "man's best friend," unfortunately this is not always the case. Dogs are loyal and will protect their owner; however, this can become a problem. If the dog breed is particularly dangerous in nature, complications can arise. The dog may not have any malicious intent, but it is in its nature to protect the owner. Thus, if the dog perceives a threat, real or…
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What Is A Birth Injury And Why Should The Hospital Be Held Responsible?

A birth injury refers to the injury of a child before, during, or right after the mother gives birth. Unfortunately, there are a wide variety of birth injuries that can occur, varying in severity. The following are some of the more common types of birth injury that occur: Injury Types Brain-Related Injuries Brain-related birth injuries can occur in many different ways. A lack of oxygen is a…
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When E-Cigarettes And Vapes Backfire

After the destructive cigarette epidemic of the twentieth century, times are changing. Since we now know with conclusive evidence that smoking cigarettes causes a wide variety of lung diseases, along with other complications, many users are looking for new, safer alternatives. Thus, in the early 2000s, a new technology known as vaping came to life. Purported as a safer, carcinogen-free, and…
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Adults Are Not Required to Wear Bicycle Helmets In Virginia But Here Are Reasons Why They Should Anyway

Biking is a fun sport that both amateurs and professionals can enjoy. Not only is it enjoyable, it can be an excellent form of exercise -- especially for those who are adverse to other forms of cardio. However, it can be dangerous as one is entirely exposed, unlike in many other forms of transportation. Fortunately, there are precautions to minimize any risks while biking. Why Wear A Helmet…
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