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You didn't go to the hospital to get sepsis, but it happened

A lengthy stay in a hospital puts you at risk for contracting serious and even deadly infections. It may seem counterintuitive, but it can happen. As a matter of fact, it happens so often that there is a name for it: healthcare-acquired infection. You may be one of many Indiana residents who joke that you don't like to go to hospitals because there are sick people there.

What is a uterine rupture?

Being pregnant is supposed to be a happy time, but for some women, it can be a terrifying experience. Some women may face the possibility of having a uterine rupture, which can be a serious situation. You should always discuss your risks with your doctor early in your pregnancy. According to Babycenter, if you have had a previous c-section, you are at risk for a uterine rupture in subsequent pregnancies. You may also be at risk if you have had uterine surgery, are carrying more than one baby, have extra amniotic fluid, have a long labor or have had more than five children.

What you should know about lost surgical supplies

Indiana patients that place themselves in the hands of a surgical team should have confidence that their caretakers will take precautions to make sure the surgery goes off without any deliberate human errors. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, as sometimes a hospital may accidentally leave surgical tools inside the patient after an operation. Here are some important facts that you should know about lost surgical items and the consequences they can inflict on a human being.

Plastic surgery and malpractice: Tips to avoid doctors errors

When it comes to doctors mistakes and malpractice in Indianapolis, many people do not realize that those issues are not exclusive to preventative health and medically necessary procedures. Many individuals who have elective medical procedures for cosmetic and personal reasons end up victims of doctors' mistakes too. According to Scientific American, almost 100,000 people "die each year from medical errors in hospitals." Some of those unfortunate individuals were plastic and cosmetic surgery patients. 

How do you know if you have experienced a placental abruption?

Whether you have given birth in the past or are preparing for the birth of your first child in Indiana, going through pregnancy can be quite exhilarating and terrifying at the same time. Whenever you experience unexpected symptoms, it can be easy to worry about the health and well-being of your baby. Something that you may have heard of before is a placental abruption. Fortunately, there are some common symptoms that you can be on the lookout for if you suspect something is amiss so you can get to a doctor before anything gets worse. 

Woman's death leads to charges for NY doctor

For many people seeking quality medical treatment in Indiana, one of their concerns is finding a physician who understands medicine and is committed to advocating for their best interest. However, there are times when doctors make mistakes because of a lack of communication or because the patient failed to disclose parts of their medical history. There are also times when because of a doctor's negligence, a patient may suffer debilitating injury or death.