Medical Malpractice – What is it? Written by: Attorney Kim Bouck Medical malpractice is negligent care that causes a significant injury. Negligent care is the doing or failing to do that which any other like healthcare provider would or would not do under same or similar circumstances. The law requires that the acts of … Continue reading
A potentially serious medical condition in which the middle layer of the eye (called the uvea) becomes inflamed. Uveitis can be chronic (long-lasting) or acute (occurs suddenly). This condition is usually caused from infection that reaches the eye cavity and can result in a loss of vision if not treated properly by a medical professional.
A serious medical condition in which the uterus prematurely slips out of place and into the vaginal canal. It is the result of the weakening of the muscles and ligaments in the lower abdomen which normally support the uterus. The severity of uterine prolapse is defined as: •First degree (mild)—the cervix (the lower opening of … Continue reading
A surgical procedure performed to remove uterine fibroids (non-cancerous tumors) from the wall of the uterine cavity.
Non-cancerous growths that appear in the wall of a woman’s uterine cavity. Although female reproductive hormones stimulate uterine fibroid growth as women age, the direct cause of this condition is unknown. Many fibroids are small and have little to no symptoms. However, some may grow to reach inches in diameter and may cause pain and … Continue reading
Small, itchy, red bump that swell on the surface of the skin, usually in clusters. It is not regarded as a severe medical condition, and will usually receed after a temporary amount of time passes. The most common case of urticaria occurs when an individual experiences an allergic reaction. When this occurs, the body releases … Continue reading
Infection and inflammation of any part of the urinary tract, including the urethra, bladder, ureter or kidneys. An individual typically receives a urinary tract infection from bacteria that has entered or generated in the body and has multipled in the urinary system. Most cases of urinary tract infections can be treated with certain medication, such … Continue reading
Inflammation, infection, or irritation of the urethra, the small tube that runs from the bladder to carry urine out of the body. Urethritis is most commonly caused by bacteria or infection in the body, such as if an individual contracts a bladder infection. It is usually treated with prescribed medication and will heal properly and … Continue reading
A procedural test performed to examine the upper extremities of the body (such as the esophagus and stomach) by way of a small, fiberoptic scope. It is typically done to find the causes of intestinal or abdominal problems, such as ulcers causing pain or inflammation of the throat.
A serious medical condition that is classified as a type of incomplete spinal cord injury. Upper extremity paralysis is characterized by damage to the nerve fibers that bring messages from the brain to the body. Like other types of spinal cord injuries, this condition results in a loss of sensation, motor control, and affects how … Continue reading