Technological advances are making the practice of medicine more efficient. In addition to cutting down on the amount of time it takes to get the care that is needed, many advances are aimed at determining which patients need care in the first place. With every branch of medicine, there are inventors that are pushing boundaries to come up with new devices, medicines and applications that can help to ensure patients receive the medical care they need.
Expecting parents in North Carolina may have the desire to schedule every aspect of their pregnancy down to the day. This is why many mothers have become part of the trend to induce early labor to fit into their schedules, rather than having an educated medical reason for giving birth early.
Infants are susceptible to a wide variety of complications during the birthing process, particularly if medical professionals don't exercise enough caution. As many North Carolina families have learned, cerebral palsy is a birth injury that is all too often the result of a medical mistake.
Any North Carolina family that has worked through the difficult consequences of a medical error knows how frustrating the process can be. Not only are there emotional concerns to deal with, but families want probably want to feel as though some sort corrective action has been taken. Unfortunately, that does not always happen.
After spending two years following standardized protocol in prenatal care, 14 hospitals found that the frequency of birth injuries dropped markedly over that time. In fact, one North Carolina health provider was at the forefront of the health-care initiative.
Recently, a group of physicians warned against the potential dangers of administering anesthetics to children. The cautionary message brought new light to concerns of brain injury and damage that can occur when physicians do not properly weigh the risks of going forward with certain medical treatments, which is likely a concern for all parents in North Carolina.
According to the March of Dimes' annual report on premature births, North Carolina and the nation as a whole have both received passing grades. Families in Greenville may be relieved to hear that our state is not at the bottom of the heap; however, there is much that can be done to improve the "C" grade North Carolina received by working to prevent pre-term births.
Any time a medical provider makes a bad call and a patient is injured, the lives of those impacted may never be the same. This is why North Carolina families who fall victim to medical malpractice deserve compensation for the financial and emotional damage they are forced to endure.
After being in and out of court for over six years, a North Carolina family may finally be receiving the justice for which they've fought so long.
After years of dealing with the effects of ill-advised medical treatment, the parents of twins, who are both teenagers now, may finally be able to feel more at peace. The night that her daughters were born, the mother was given Benadryl and sent home. Unfortunately, the doctors failed to recognize that she was going into labor and required immediate medical attention.