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Sweeney Law FirmUmbilical Cord CompressionUmbilical cord compression can occur in different ways. The umbilical cord is the lifeline between the mother and the fetus. The fetus receives oxygen and necessary nutrients through the placenta and umbilical cord. The fetus passes carbon dioxide and wasSweeney Law FirmUnauthorized treatment or lack of informed consentInformed consent is the consent by a patient to a surgical or medical procedure or to their participation in a clinical study after being provided all of the necessary information and having achieved an understanding of the relevant medical facts and the Sweeney Law FirmUnder Anesthetization During SurgeryUnder anesthetization occurs when too little anesthetic is given. Anesthetization is necessary for many medical procedures and surgeries. Anesthesia blocks nerve impulses so that the patient does not feel sensations or pain. Anesthesia can be given in difSweeney Law FirmUnexplained Injury or Accident in the Nursing HomeYou’ve just been to see Mom at the nursing home, and while you were there you notice she had a few bruises on her arm and flinched away from the nurse who was checking her vitals. When you ask the nurse about the bruising, you’re told, “Old people bruise Sweeney Law FirmUninsured and Under-insured Motorist ClaimsUninsured and under-insured drivers are a huge burden to this country. The rates for insurance coverage are higher for everyone who does the right thing by being insured. Insured drivers are forced to absorb the negative impact that negligent drivers causSweeney Law FirmUnnecessary Medications and Adverse Drug EffectsAdverse drug effects are especially problematic in the elderly because they have slowed metabolism and excretion of medications. Often times such adverse reactions are caused by the use of unnecessary medications, or the use of medications in excessiveSweeney Law FirmUnnecessary SurgeriesGovernment health statistics shows that American doctors sometimes cause harm instead of good. An estimated 7.5 million unnecessary medical and surgical procedures are performed annually with the number of unnecessary hospital stays around 8.9 million a ySweeney Law FirmUrinary IncontinenceUrinary incontinence is defined as an involuntary loss of urine that is severe enough to cause social or physical consequences for the individual experiencing it. Urinary incontinence affects 35% of all adults and 50% of those residing in long-term carSweeney Law FirmUrinary Tract InfectionsUrinary tract infections (UTIs) are the most common bacterial infections in the elderly. They are also a leading cause of admission to the hospital from the nursing home and a leading cause of death due to blood infections (sepsis). What are risk factoSweeney Law FirmUrology MalpracticeUrology is the field of medicine that focuses on the urinary tracts of males and females as well as the reproductive system of males. In both males and females, the urinary and reproductive tracts are close together, and disorders of one often affect the