Your doctor hasn't diagnosed you with skin cancer yet, but you can't help feeling nervous. Sometimes, you're almost paranoid. You know that cancer is often easiest to cure if it's caught early, so you don't want a delayed diagnosis to put you months or even years behind.
Failing to identify a stroke quickly can lead to a serious brain injury or death. People who suffer from these life-threatening conditions don't have much time to seek help. They may be paralyzed, unable to speak clearly and confused.
Your child came home wheezing, so you gave him some allergy medication and let him go to sleep. In the morning, he was still struggling to breathe, so you took him to the doctor. There, your doctor said he had a minor cold and prescribed cold medicine.
People who are the victims of spinal cord injuries likely have a lot of questions when they first find out about the injury. There aren’t any easy answers to the questions that come up. In some cases, the answers depend on the circumstances of the injury. Consider these points if you have a spinal cord injury or a love one who has one.
Medical malpractice cases often hinge on whether a provider met the standard of care or not. Victims who suffer at the hands of medical malpractice should learn what they can about the standard of care that applies in their case so they can use that information in their claim for compensation.
Cancer isn't always easy to detect, and for some patients, no amount of medical technology would have been enough to know it was there earlier than it was detected. In other cases, doctors' negligence and inaction lead to patients who have cancers that are unable to be treated or in advanced stages that may have otherwise been prevented.
The stress of a car accident can make it difficult to remember the basic steps you should take after the crash. Of course, you probably know that you need to contact the authorities so they can come out to make a report and evaluate the scene. There are also other steps you should take.
You were on the highway when it happened: A truck driver didn't see you in his blind spot and slammed into your vehicle. Your vehicle flipped over, and now you're unsure what to do. You're in pain, but help has been called for. Should you get out of the vehicle? Could you injure yourself more by moving?