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August 2014 Archives

Poll: Few Americans know how to evaluate the quality of doctors

An important part of recovering from an injury or illness is choosing the right physician. In Massachusetts, there are a number of instances in which an unreliable doctor made a medication error or other mistake that had grave consequences. There may be tools in place for patients to review how trustworthy a doctor is. According to recent research, however, many people in the United States aren’t sure how to evaluate a physician.

Suit: Negligent medics, door jam result in pregnant woman's death

When a woman becomes pregnant, there are often strict rules she is expected to follow when it comes to activities and diet. Similarly, there are guidelines in place that physicians should adhere to in terms of prenatal and other medical care of North Adams expectant mothers. Women who experience deviations to those rules may find themselves with pregnancy complications, as they may be especially vulnerable to physical ailments. As one incident illustrates, mishandling an emergency with a pregnant woman can have devastating results.

Suit: Physicians ignored symptoms that led to brain hemorrhages

Many illnesses are associated with a list of symptoms. Patients in North Adams suffering from a variety of conditions will often tell physicians about physical pains they are feeling. In many cases, a brain injury will exhibit certain telltale signs that should not be ignored. One woman’s experience demonstrates the danger of missing these key symptoms.

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