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Some medical conditions are often misdiagnosed

Going to the doctor for medical care really shouldn't be a lesson in patience or hope. You shouldn't have to sit back and wait while your doctor makes one diagnosis after another and hope that each one is the right one. Instead, you should be able to go to the doctor and have confidence that your doctor is making the proper diagnosis and prescribing the correct treatment plan for the condition you actually have. Unfortunately, there are some medical conditions that are often misdiagnosed.

How traumatic brain injuries affect patients and families

Physical injuries can cause long-term or permanent damage to the brain. A traumatic brain injury can negatively impact a Greenville patient's life and, due to medical expenses and wage losses, may destabilize a family's finances. It's vital for family members to understand the effects of a TBI upon a loved one and the legal options available when an injury is caused by medical malpractice.

Why is a timely diagnosis crucial for placental abruption?

Placental abruption is a condition that sometimes occurs after the 20th week of pregnancy but more often during the third trimester. Approximately one in 150 pregnant women is at risk of placental abruption, which is the full or partial separation of the placenta from the uterus before delivery.

Eye surgery is still dangerous

When LASIK eye surgery first started, people were naturally pretty nervous about it. After all, it required a laser to be used on the eye, working to correct the vision. Perhaps it was just the culture of science fiction movies, but people didn't really like the idea of a laser coming in contact with their eyes, and so they approached this development warily.

What is Erb's palsy and what causes it?

Nearly everyone has heard of cerebral palsy. Far fewer are familiar with a condition called Erb's palsy, or brachial plexus palsy. Many people learn about it only when it happens to their child. It affects the brachial plexus, which is a group of nerves in the neck area that lead to nerves in the arms, shoulders and hands.

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