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Vets at Risk of Being Forgotten, VA Report Suggests

Veterans may be at risk of injury and death due to shady scheduling practices and delays in treatment, investigators say. According to an independent report, the VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) found that at least 1,700 veterans at a VA in Phoenix were at risk of becoming lost in the system due to improper registration.

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Hepatitis C Persists in Exeter Hospital Patients

A total of 31 people connected to Exeter Hospital have now been diagnosed with hepatitis C.

State officials reported July 12 that four more cases of the serious liver disease were discovered in addition to the 26 others diagnosed since the end of May. One additional person, a hospital employee, also has been found to have the disease.

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Negligence Leads to Contamination at VA Clinics

Officials just announced Monday that veterans in South Florida may have been exposed to Hepatitis and HIV after being examined with contaminated medical equipment at the Miami Veterans Affairs Healthcare System.

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Illinois Family Awarded $9 M for Doctor Errors

Last month the family of a boy from Illinois who lost his life during a relatively simple surgery at Condell Medical Center was awarded $9 million in a wrongful death lawsuit as the result of doctor errors and medical malpractice.

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Nevada Doctor Charged with Medical Malpractice

Kevin Buckwalter, a Las Vegas-area family doctor, has recently been stripped of his medical license after a series of investigations revealed that at least eight of his patients died due to negligence and medical malpractice.

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Birth Trauma
Medical Malpractice is one of the causes of birth trauma.

The brain regulates and coordinates all body activities. It is essential the brain get oxygen in order to conduct these activities. Traumatic birth injuries is a term used to describe both avoidable and unavoidable mechanical and anoxic trauma during labor and delivery.

Anoxic trauma involves a situation in which there is diminished oxygen in the arterial blood supply despite the infant's otherwise-normal ability to carry oxygen. The diminished oxygen in the blood supply may be due to a reduced oxygen supply, respiratory obstruction, or inadequate respiratory movements. Mechanical trauma involves...

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