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Sweeney Law FirmStevens-Johnson SyndromeStevens-Johnson syndrome, also known as epidermal necrolysis, is an immune over reaction to viral infections or an allergic reaction to antibiotics. This type of serious reaction is considered a medical emergency, but fortunately is rare. This reaction inSweeney Law FirmStrokeStroke is the general term used for blood flow disruption to the brain. Continuous blood flow is extremely important as it delivers oxygen, nutrients, and carries waste away from cells of the brain and throughout the body. Brain cells are especially susceSweeney Law FirmSurgeries with High Failure RatesCertain types of surgery are more prone to failure than others. Failed surgeries can mean worse pain or symptoms than the patient had prior to surgery, it can mean additional surgery will be necessary, and of course added healing time, lost work time, andSweeney Law FirmSurgical ConsentSurgical consent is defined by giving your physician permission to perform surgery and may not always be in written form. Without this consent given for a surgery it is considered a criminal offense. Informed consent, delves deeper than general consent asSweeney Law FirmSurgical ErrorsSurgery, whether it is minor or major involves many aspects and persons. The possibility of surgical errors increases if surgery is due to an accident (unplanned), is lengthy, or involves more than one surgical team. Surgical teams are made up of many peoSweeney Law FirmSurgical Malpractice  Medical negligence, or surgical malpractice, during a surgical procedure can often result in infection, sepsis, organ damage, immune system issues, and sometimes death. Surgery requires a tremendous level of skill, and even the most minor mistake can prSweeney Law FirmThe Patient Medical RecordA patient’s medical record, also referred to as a health record or medical chart, contains the proper identification of the patient and the documentation of a patient’s medical history with a particular health care provider. Keeping current and accurate mSweeney Law FirmTracheostomyTracheostomy is a surgical hole made in the neck and trachea (also known as the windpipe). Tracheostomy may need to be done in cases of injury where the upper part of the respiratory tract is so damaged that air cannot pass through. It may also be utilizeSweeney Law FirmTrauma Surgery Malpractice  There is a term used by emergency rooms trauma surgeons universally. Trauma surgery recognizes what is known as the “golden hour”. The golden hour is a time period lasting from a few minutes to several hours immediately following a traumatic injury, durSweeney Law FirmTuberculosisTuberculosis (TB) is a very contagious and spreadable disease in enclosed spaces. TB bacteria is spread through the air by persons talking, coughing, sneezing, or laughing. Breathing in TB bacteria can result in the bacteria growing in the lungs (pulmonaa