Chiropractic Adjustments and Stroke

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There is growing medical evidence that improperly performed chiropractic adjustments of the neck can cause a stroke.  A properly performed adjustment of the cervical spine should be directly from side to side.  If, however, there is any upward movement of the head during the adjustment, a vertebral artery can become dissected (inside of artery is… Read more »

Nursing Homes and Bedsores

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Bedsores, also known as pressure sores or decubitus ulcers, can occur when a bedridden patients lies in the same position for long periods of time.  As a result, bony areas of the body, such as hips, ankles, and coccyx, are continuously exposed to pressure.  Frequent turning of the patients will relieve pressure on these area. … Read more »

Medical Malpractice – Sepsis

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Sepsis is a potentially life-threatening complication of an infection.  Sepsis occurs when either the bacteria causing the infection enter the bloodstream or when toxins produced by the bacteria enter the bloodstream.  The bacteria, and the toxins they produce, cause an inflammatory response throughout the body.  The inflammatory progress can damage multiple organ systems in the… Read more »

Nursing Home Injuries – Inadequate Staffing

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The most frequent cause of nursing home injuries seen in my practice is the lack of adequate staffing.  Inadequate staff leads directly to lack of and poor quality of patient care.  Commonly seen injuries as a result of inadequate nursing home staff include: patient falls; dehydration; infections; bedsores; and malnutrition.  The U.S. government inspects and… Read more »

Medical Malpractice – Failure to Diagnose Stroke

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Stroke is the leading cause of adult disability in the U.S. and one of the leading causes of death.  When timely recognized and treated it is possible to reduce or eliminate permanent damage from stroke.  When a stroke is not quickly diagnosed or treated, the patient can be left with avoidable brain damage. Eight percent… Read more »

Medical Malpratice – Incompetent Cervix

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An incompetent cervix is one that is weakened.  During pregnancy, as the baby grows and becomes heavier, it presses on the cervix.  Before pregnancy the cervix is normally closed and stiff.  During labor the cervix becomes shorter and opens up.  However, before labor, If the cervix is weakened it can lead to  opening before term. … Read more »