Over the next decade, the number of babies born in the United States is expected to increase sharply. Medical organizations and scholars say that dramatic charges have to be made in order to ensure the medical needs of their mothers are met.
When someone suffers because of the negligence of a doctor, nurse, surgeon or other medical professional, he or she has a right to file a medical malpractice lawsuit against those she believes are responsible. This is true for most people in the United States; however, it is not true for active duty military personnel.
As you can likely imagine, telling someone bad news in a medical setting is difficult. Imagine telling a patient, though, that an adverse event had occurred that was not the patient's fault. One study has found that it is often very difficult for surgeons to tell patients that something had gone wrong.
It's only natural to trust your medical team. After all, these people are supposed to have more experience and knowledge than you. Even so, since you know your body better than anyone else, it's imperative that you pay close attention to your diagnosis and treatment.