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Deep-vein thrombosis and your surgery

One known risk factor following surgery is the potential for deep-vein thrombosis, also known as DVT. Deep-vein thrombosis is a medical phrase that essentially means there is a potential for blood clots after surgery. Medical providers have techniques they can use to prevent these from occurring and should monitor patients for clots.

DVT is a normal complication for patients who go through surgery, but it's not particularly common. Despite that, medical providers have to be aware of the risk and do what they can to prevent clots in their patients. Here's a little more about DVT and why it occurs.

Proving fault in an Arizona truck accident

When you are involved in a truck accident in Arizona, it is likely that there may be extensive financial damages as a result. But in addition to the financial consequences of such an event, you might have to deal with emotional stress and physical injuries.

If you were the driver of a car when you were involved in an accident with a truck, you may have reason to believe that the accident was the fault of the truck driver. Commercial truck drivers must be professionally trained and have stricter regulations imposed on them than drivers of non-commercial vehicles. This is because their large, heavy vehicles possess the capacity to do much more damage than smaller passenger vehicles.

Taking action after a birth injury in Arizona

Giving birth is a scary, exhilarating and rewarding experience. It could arguably consist of a mixture of all possible emotions, from pain and fear to love and joy. But for some mothers, giving birth has consequences to their bodies or to their baby that could affect them for the rest of their lives.

When medical complications arise during the delivery process, they may be unavoidable. However, it is the responsibility of the hospital and the medical practitioners to make sure that the situation is as safe as possible, as well as to mitigate any risks.

NTSB To Investigate Driverless Uber Fatality

The last national exposure any emerging technology needs is a story involving a fatal collision. Unfortunately, that's what the ridesharing organization Uber now faces.

Tempe police report that a woman was struck late Sunday evening as she attempted to cross the street. The Uber vehicle, which was operating in autonomous mode, was reportedly traveling northbound when it struck the woman who was walking outside of a crosswalk. Uber has suspended self-driving operations in four cities - Phoenix, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Toronto.

Surgical instruments left in patients, a terrifyingly common problem

When facing a surgery you have enough to worry about without fretting over whether or not the hospital staff will leave a foreign object inside you. The horror of an object left behind is referred to as "retained surgical instruments," and it happens frequently enough to be a real concern. An estimated 4,500 to 6,000 cases occur each year.

Interstate 17 in Arizona among country's deadliest highways

In early January, two people were killed on Interstate 17 (I-17) in a five-vehicle crash about 70 miles north of Phoenix in Cordes Lakes, Arizona. Sadly, the accident once again brings to the forefront that this interstate highway - which runs from Phoenix to Flagstaff - may be one of the most dangerous in the country.

A research study released in November by California-based software firm TeleTrac Navman tracked the deadliest highways in the nation. The company analyzed accidents on U.S. highways during a five-year period from 2011 to 2015. Arizona's I-17 ranked as the fourth-deadliest.

What happens when surgeons make mistakes?

When you go in for a surgery you expect the doctors to know what they are doing. There should be no question in your mind about the procedure being performed.

Unfortunately, surgeries don't always go according to plan. If you wake up from a procedure only to discover that the doctors have made a mistake, you could face life-altering injuries, the possibility of additional surgery and huge medical bills.

Recovering from a traumatic brain injury

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are often severe and life-changing. Any impact to the head can cause damage that may take years to reverse, and in some cases may not be reversible at all.

The recovery process is long and arduous, and it is important to know what to expect.

The importance of keeping your medical records

Keeping records is one of the best things you can do as a victim of medical malpractice. If something goes wrong during the course of your treatment, there are a range of parties that could be at fault, including medical providers, device manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies and other entities involved in your care.

Proving your case can rely on having records of the care you received and mistakes that may have been made. But what exactly should you keep?

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