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Andrew D'Arcy

Bed Sores in a Nursing Home – What To Do

Pressure ulcers (a/k/a bedsores or pressure sores), which have been used as an indicator of quality of care, are a widespread problem in long-term care settings.  A study by Gosnell and VanEtten finds that pressure ulcers affect approximately 1 million […]

Patrick D'Arcy

Cerebral Palsy Causes

Cerebral palsy is caused by an abnormality or disruption in brain development, usually before a child is born.  People used to think that CP was mainly caused by lack of oxygen during the birth process.  Scientists now think that this […]

Andrew D'Arcy

Shoulder Dystocia Birth Injury

Shoulder dystocia is an emergency that can happen during the end of the second stage of labor.  It occurs when a baby’s head is delivered through the vagina but the shoulders get stuck inside the mother’s body.  This creates risks […]

Andrew D'Arcy

Sexual Misconduct By Physicians

Most physicians in the United States do not commit or condone sexual violence.  According to the American Medical Association (AMA) between 5 and 10 percent of psychiatrists reported some type of sexual contact with patients and it was assumed that […]

Andrew D'Arcy

Law Firm Investigating Nurse Reusing Syringe For Flu Shots at Otsuka Pharmaceutical

After receiving phone calls from concerned employees, our law firm has initiated an investigation into the extremely unfortunate report of a nurse failing to follow proper medical procedures and safeguards while administering flu shots to Otsuka Pharmaceutical employees on September […]

Andrew D'Arcy

Medical Malpractice – Errors In Diagnosis

Just read a recent article that reports that errors in diagnosis, such as inaccuracies or delays in making the information available, account for an estimated 10 percent of patient deaths.  The report from a blue-ribbon panel of the Institute of […]