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June 2017 Archives

Detailing the potential for a stroke misdiagnosis

Many in Seattle may have a good understanding of the pressure that doctors are under to properly diagnose their patients. That pressure may be even greater in the emergency department, where the potentially grave situations physicians encounter force them to make split-second decisions. Still, it is expected that ED doctors exercise all due diligence in examining patients and interpreting their symptoms and results carefully in order to arrive at the right diagnosis.

What is Erb’s Palsy?

If your child has been diagnosed with Erb’s Palsy in Washington, you may be wondering how this happened and what you can do about it. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, this condition is actually a birth injury that is caused during a difficult delivery of a breech position or large baby or a delivery in which there was prolonged labor.

Medical malpractice payouts in Washington

Are you one of the many Washington residents who may have a concern that your doctor or other health care provider may have made a mistake? If so, you are sadly not alone. According to Diederich Healthcare, the state saw almost $69 million paid out in medical malpractice claims in 2014 alone. 

Recognizing surgical site infections

Countless Seattle residents seek surgical treatment from the area's hospitals and medical centers every year. Sadly, some of them (or members of their families) end up coming to see us here at Miracle Pruzan and Pruzan after having acquired serious infections from their surgeries. Such complications can easily produce life-altering consequences or even death. Often, it may be impossible to avoid suffering impairments from a surgical site infection that you acquire. However, identifying it early may help to mitigate its effects.

What are some signs of nursing home neglect?

While many nursing homes and assisted living communities in Seattle strive to provide top care to residents, in some cases nursing home abuse or neglect can be a very serious issue. If you have a family currently residing in a nursing, knowing the common signs that neglect or abuse are taking place is crucial. That way you can address the issue head-on and get your loved one the help that he or she needs.