It may be scary for expecting parents to think about, but the fact is that birth injuries are a reality in the medical profession. While some of these injuries are unavoidable, a significant portion of them are preventable when appropriate medical care is given to mothers and their babies. Yet, far too often medical professionals make errors, whether through inattention, mistake or downright recklessness. When this happens, innocent children can suffer injuries with life-long ramifications.
Last week on the blog, we discussed breast cancer diagnoses and the importance of ordering and properly interpreting cancer-detecting tests. Patients are completely reliant on medical professionals to make an accurate diagnosis and prescribe an effective course of treatment. When doctors fail to do so, the results can be nothing short of tragic.
Some forms of cancer are more common than others. While this is frightening in one way, it may be comforting in another in that it means that medical professionals should know how to more accurately diagnose and treat those more common forms, thereby leading to positive outcomes.