Blog Posts in September, 2013

  • Was Child's Leukemia Caused by X-Rays During Pregnancy?

    This inquiry came via email. While pregnant, this mother went to a chiropractor for back pain. She was concerned about going to a “medical doctor” (M.D.) because she did not want to be prescribed medication for fear that it would damage her unborn baby. The chiropractor, with full knowledge of her pregnancy, gave her a series of x-rays. When her son was 7 months old he was diagnosed with leukemia ...
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  • Did Unmonitored Fetal Distress Result in Cerebral Palsy?

    This inquiry came from a 27 year old special education teacher. Her son was diagnosed with cerebral palsy when he was 2 years old. Mom had concerns about both the hospital and the OB-GYN and their failing to properly pay attention to fetal distress. By in large, the pregnancy was normal. However, the labor was extended (approximately 22 hours). During that time there were several concerns about ...
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  • Male Patient Suffers Pancreatits Complication After Undergoing ERCP

    Even though it is less common for a male patient to undergo an ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography) than a female patient, sometimes men do undergo this test. This caller was a middle aged male who had undergone an ERCP and had suffered the complications known as pancreatitis. ERCP is a method for doctors to evaluate problems with the patient’s pancreas, gall bladder, bile ducts ...
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  • Did a Doctor's Failure to Test Lead to a Patient's Death?

    The family of this 71 year old client contacted our offices to discuss the following potential Kentucky medical malpractice case. The patient presented with a medical complaint of “right lower leg pain, swelling, heat”. The physician diagnosed a small superficial thrombosis inferior to the patient’s right calf. The doctor suggested warm compresses for 2 hours, 3 times a day and 2 aspirin every 4 ...
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