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November 2014 Archives

What treatments are available for someone with Erb's palsy?

A California family dealing with a diagnosis of Erb's palsy may worry about the long-term effects of the condition on a child. The birth injury involves nerve damage suffered during the labor and delivery process, typically the result of an infant's neck being stretched. The severity of the condition may determine the prognosis, providing direction for early treatment and possible later surgeries.

Fire department in California sued for wrongful death

The Yermo Fire Department and others are facing litigation after the death of a husband and father on Nov. 8, 2013. The wrongful death suit filed by the man's wife and daughter alleges that improper training, a failure to implement a system of effective, coordinated emergency services and conscious disregard for a patient's needs all led to the man's death. A hearing is set for Jan. 5, but a defendant's attorney claims that the accusations are baseless.

What is a pulmonary embolism?

Residents of California may know that pulmonary embolism is caused by a blot clot that may become lodged in the pulmonary arteries and restrict blood flow to the lungs and ultimately decrease the blood's oxygen levels. Potentially, this carries a risk to other organs. Pulmonary embolism is considered a life-threatening occurrence and requires emergency treatment.

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