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June 2019 Archives

Surgical errors: Man finds wire left in his body after surgery

Although patient safety should be the top priority of doctors and surgeons in Delaware, sometimes safety procedures get neglected due to the fast-paced environment present in most hospitals these days. Medical personnel are commonly understaffed and often rushed. This only leads to mistakes and surgical errors. A man in another state filed a lawsuit after a metal wire was allegedly left his body after a surgical procedure.

As traffic increases, so will car accidents involving pedestrians

Populations are on the rise in Delaware as more and more people move here to take advantage of the economic opportunities that are becoming abundant in this state. This is a good thing, but it also means there will be more traffic on roadways. Unfortunately, car accidents involving pedestrians will also increase. These types of accidents often turn out to be fatal since pedestrians are unprotected and exposed. Delaware State Police are investigating an accident on Newport Gap Pike that killed a pedestrian.

Far too many mothers suffer birth injuries in this country

For a developed country, the United States has serious issues when it comes to protecting mothers during labor and delivery. Far too many women suffer serious injuries or even die during the birth process across the country, and some of those mothers may be right here in Delaware. In fact, a recent investigation conducted by USA Today tried to determine why so many mothers in this country suffer birth injuries.

Brain injuries: Family awarded $11.5 million in lawsuit

The human brain is amazing and incredibly complex. However, it is also one of the most fragile organs in the human body. There are many things that can cause injuries to the brain but, in Delaware and across the United States, a common cause for brain injuries is negligent medical care. In another state, a young girl suffered permanent brain injuries as the result of alleged negligent medical treatment and her family filed a lawsuit.

Car accidents: Tragic crash claims the life of a teenager

It seems that roadways across the state of Delaware are becoming more and more dangerous every year. Unfortunately, most Delaware drivers will experience car accidents at some point in their lives. A recent crash in Smyrna claimed the life of a high school student and injured several others.

How much do you know about your doctor?

The default for most patients is to trust their doctors. After all, medical professionals, especially those with specialized knowledge, have gone through extensive education and hands-on training to obtain their licenses. 

Dentists can also be held accountable for surgical errors

Oral surgery is often stereotyped as being minor and less risky than other types of surgeries. However, oral surgery can be just as complicated and intrusive as any other surgical procedure. Dentists in Delaware who perform these procedures must treat patients with an acceptable level of care or else the patient could suffer very serious complications. Dental patients who are affected by surgical errors can have their lives turned upside down.

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