Nursing home abuse and neglect are serious problems at facilities throughout the nation. Neglect happens when a senior citizen in a nursing home doesn't receive the level of care necessary. This level of care varies depending on individual needs, but it often includes assistance with eating, basic hygiene and mobility for those in nursing homes.
Late last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of two new devices that can assess an individual's cognitive function in the moments immediately following a concussion or other brain injury. This is big news. Namely, these devices are the first such tools to gain approval from the FDA, and will go a long way toward reducing the ineffective practices and general quackery that have lately plagued the field of neurology.
When they are discharged from the hospital, few patients realize that they are in the midst of a dangerous transition; they are just happy to be going home. But badly coordinated care plans often dog their transition to home health agencies or nursing care, research indicates.
More women are taking legal action against the Sunnyvale, California, company that manufactures the assisted surgery system known as the da Vinci. Intuitive Surgical has been named in numerous personal injury lawsuits by patients claiming that their hysterectomies were botched due to use of the robotic device.
If you are pregnant, chances are that you don't expect to need any surgeries that are not a possible Cesarean-section delivery of your little bundle of joy. But sadly, there are conditions that develop during a woman's pregnancy that are not related to the condition, but do require surgery during the gestation period.