patient safety


Gastroparesis: What causes stomach paralysis and how to treat it

When a surgeon damages or cuts the vagus nerve during bariatric or abdominal surgery, it can cause gastroparesis, paralyzing the stomach

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Timing is important for bariatric surgery

Experts recommend weight loss surgery before reaching BMI of 40, but our lawsuit experience highlights common complications

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Surprising new treatment options for Type 2 diabetes

Painter Law Firm's experienced medical malpractice lawyers know how to handle cases where the patient had Type 2 diabetes

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A ruptured or perforated esophagus needs fast medical attention

Standard treatment can include surgery or medications, but in a lawsuit that I filed the doctors did neither, and the patient died

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How to assess your risk of potentially deadly blood clots and DVTs during surgery

Deep vein thrombosis during surgery can lead to deadly pulmonary embolism

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When you add breathing problems to a sore throat, it is time to get medical help

Epiglottitis can cause a life-threatening obstructed airway

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Two tips to make the transfer from a hospital to a nursing or rehabilitation facility safer

When patients are discharged from a hospital to a nursing or rehab facility, it is a notorious time for things to fall through the cracks

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Botched spinal surgery or injection can cause painful, disabling arachnoiditis

Arachnoiditis sufferers often have no feeling from the waist down, and lose bowel and bladder control

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Some surgeons work in two operating rooms at the same time

It is risky for patients when a surgeon tries to participate in two surgeries in two operating rooms at once

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Fetal heart rate monitoring helps prevent birth injuries

OB/GYN doctors and labor and delivery nurses must act fast when the fetal heart rate monitor shows that the baby is not getting enough oxygen

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