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Recovering from a traumatic brain injury

From motor vehicle accidents to mishaps on the playground, traumatic brain injuries happen for all sorts of reasons. Sadly, some people suffer a TBI due to medical professional negligence in Pittsburgh, and in other cities around Pennsylvania. At Phillips, Phillips, & Smith-Delach, we know how devastating this can be for patients as well as their loved ones and we believe that victims of brain injuries resulting from medical malpractice deserve justice.

The risks big babies may pose to mothers

Throughout their pregnancies, expecting parents closely monitor the growth of their babies, using that as a sign of healthy progress. It is possible, however, for a developing baby to grow to a point where his or her size could cause complications during delivery. Big babies are termed to be large for their gestational age (the actual clinical name applied to this condition is “fetal macrosomia”). While whether or not a baby is determined to be LGA depends on his or her exact gestational age, the Mayo clinic defines the fetal macrosomia threshold as being 4000 grams, or 8 pounds, 13 ounces.

How common is cancer misdiagnosis?

Medical providers are educated and knowledgeable, but even the brightest of doctors can sometimes make mistakes. You may find yourself in the same boat as many people in Pennsylvania who have been recently diagnosed with cancer and wonder if there could be a mistake. Or you may belong to the group of people who believe they do have cancer but have been told by their practitioner that they do not. Unfortunately, the reality is that cancer misdiagnosis is much more common than you may think.

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