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Risks associated with unnecessary Cesarean sections

Nowadays, one out of every three babies born across California and the United States undergoes a Cesarean section delivery, making it the most common surgery currently performed in the country. Most women prefer to deliver their babies vaginally, however, and C-sections also bring with them certain risks that can affect both mother and baby. At Kampf, Schiavone & Associates, we understand that C-sections that are not medically unnecessary expose you to potential harm, and we have helped many women and families who suffered hardship following this type of delivery pursue appropriate recourse.

Hospital sued for clinicians failing to call a Code Blue

Should one step into any hospital or medical center in San Bernardino, they will encounter a fast-paced, interconnected network of employees working in several areas performing different functions, all to ensure that the appropriate care is delivered to a single patient. From the registrar that checks a patient in to the clinician reviewing said patient's chart prior to discharge, every employee involved plays a critical role (even those in non-clinical functions). The failure of a single link in this caregiving chain can produce devastating results for a patient. 

How do medical malpractice caps affect maternal mortality?

In California, the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA) can have an impact on your ability to seek compensation for acts of medical malpractice. Kampf, Schiavone & Associates are here to guide you through medical malpractice caps and the way they may impact maternal mortality.

The potential risks of anesthesia

Undergoing anesthesia in California is much safer than it used to be, in many cases. Both medicine and medical practice have advanced to the point where patient deaths are remarkably uncommon for such an extreme level of sedation. In fact, many medical procedures would likely be impossible without modern anesthesiology.

Health conditions doctors commonly misdiagnose

When you have an ailment or unexplained symptoms and you visit your California physician, you want to feel confident the he or she will be able to appropriately assess your condition and render you an accurate diagnosis. Unfortunately, however, doctors are not immune to error, but the consequences that can occur when doctors misdiagnose you can prove considerable and life-changing. At Kampf, Schiavone & Associates, we understand just how much an inaccurate medical diagnosis can upend your life, and we have helped many clients facing similar circumstances seek appropriate recourse.

Miscommunication a major cause of medical errors

When people are seen by a physician, go to the pharmacy, are admitted to the hospital, enter the operating room for a procedure or are diagnosed with a condition, they rely on a host of medical professionals to take care of them. Peoples’ medical care includes a multidisciplinary team of experts, including medical doctors, nurses, pharmacists, surgeons, therapists and specialists. All of these professionals must communicate with one another regarding patient health care in order to properly treat the patient. A lapse in communication or failure to relay crucial information may lead to a serious medical error, injury or even death.

3 common anesthesia errors

If you or one of your California loved ones has ever gone under the knife and required anesthesia, you probably know that there are inevitable risks involved with receiving anesthetic treatment. When anesthesiologists make errors, the repercussions can prove severe and even fatal, so it is important that anyone who undergoes treatment involving anesthesia fully understand the risks involved before doing so. At Kampf, Schiavone & Associates, we know that you place a certain degree of trust in your physicians, and we have helped many clients who suffered injury or hardship because of a medical provider’s negligence or mistake pursue appropriate recourse.

The worst possible consequences of misdiagnosis

California has one of the highest standards for medical care in the United States. However, that does not mean that doctors in the state are infallible. In fact, studies exist suggesting that medical professionals could be responsible for far more harm than anyone would like to believe.

Things you should not discover after your surgery

Surgery can be a scary experience and you will likely feel happy or euphoric once it is complete and you are awake. But what if somebody finds after the fact that their California surgeon operated on their right leg when it should have been the left leg? This is a medical mistake that should not have happened at all. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality website, there are a number of unwelcome post-surgery discoveries that can be the result of medical malpractice.

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