Her doctor, Dr. Sottiurai had ordered her to have bilateral arteriograms to see what could be the cause of the poor circulation. The hospital that Dr. Sottiurai was located were unable to perform the procedure, so she was transferred to another hospital under another doctor by the name of Dr. Lang who performed the procedure on the incorrect location, the procedure was performed on the thigh instead of the elbows. The procedure seemed to go well, however shortly after her procedure her condition started to deteriorate and ultimately she suffered from a stroke 11 days after and passed away. Her children filed a lawsuit claiming that the incorrect procedure was performed and that the patient had not consented to
Discrimination in Healthcare: A universal issue Introduction As humans, we will inevitably make a mistake that negatively affects another person. More often than not, this is not intentional and would be taken back if given the chance. So, it is not unreasonable to think that those in charge of managing our health make mistakes, even if they had the best intentions. For example, when you sit down and think about how the elderly should be treated when it comes to healthcare what is your response? The elderly have many systems in their body that do not function like they did in earlier years and new studies are starting to pay attention to this aspect when it comes to treating older generations (Pecci, 2015).
Mildred Pasek, my friend and colleague died on August 8th 2017 following an anterior approached back surgery on July 28th at the New England Baptist Hospital. Before you read on, my goal is not to criticize the orthopedic or vascular surgeon’s professionalism, immense skill or personal care of Mildred as these cases affects all providers on a deep emotional and professional level. My concern is for the post-operative care of patients, like Mildred, who have comorbidities, are not necessarily in the ideal condition going into surgery, or at a critical time can advocate for themselves. As well as the debilitating arthritis, she had hypertension required three antihypertensive medications to control. Those meds were held pre surgery, and never resumed.
The doctors used the cells to discover cures for diseases and made a bunch of money. The issue was that her family never found out and never got any money from their mother's cells. Finally, her family found out about this 20 years later. Those doctors secretly profited for 20 years before Henrietta’s family found out. Some people would argue that Phineas Gage faced the worst.
It makes no sense that someone would allow another human being to die because of the color of their skin. But not everyone can become an organ donor, so the choice isn’t always available. The fact that one of your organs can save up to eight lives is amazing, which is a reason that most people become organ donors. Some people are good Samaritans and they want to help others. On the other hand, some people do not care about the well-being of
Some are used to replace a missing leg. And other prosthetics are used to replace parts missing below the knee. But wait there 's one more, the Cosmetic prostheses do not improve function, but are used to improve a person 's appearance after the loss of a body part. These include ocular prostheses -- artificial eyes -- and silicone hands, fingers, feet and toes. People with prosthetic legs can often climb stairs, walk, swim, and run as if h they were using natural limbs, while prosthetic arms and hands have advanced to the point where they give the individual control of all five fingers.
He picked me up called my mom and I kept my eyes closed the whole time. I was in the car my mom was scared, and we went to the hospital. When I got there I was hoping I didn’t break my arm, my mom was there crying. I was nervous but I felt fine, then the doctor told me that I broke my arm. I had to stop playing for 3 months, I was acting fine but inside I was dying because I couldn’t do anything for three
There have been several examples where detrimental actions have been taken by fortunate people to accomplish their goals. Henrietta Lacks was an African-American woman, living in the early 1900s in eastern United States. She was diagnosed with cervical cancer at Johns Hopkins Hospital at the age of 31, on January 29, 1951. The doctors prescribed her treatment plan as several Radium sessions and an initial surgery to help extirpate the tumor from her body. However, in her first surgery, without obtaining consent, the doctors extracted more than just her tumor.
Despite Harriet’s fame and reputation, she was never financially secure. Tubman’s friends and supporters were able to raise some funds to support her 2 Monique Wells English 3 Period. 2 and her family. As Tubman aged, the head injuries sustained early in her life became more painful and disruptive. She underwent brain surgery at Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital to alleviate the pains and "buzzing" she experienced regularly.
Common surgery not effective in treatment of knee arthritis BOSTON—Arthroscopic surgery—a regularly used surgery to relieve knee osteoarthritis—has no additional benefit compared to physical and medical therapy, according to new research. The results of this study, from The University of Western Ontario and St. Joseph’s Health Care in Ontario, Canada, align with a growing body of evidence refuting the need for arthroscopic surgery in patients with knee osteoarthritis. Knee osteoarthritis is marked by joint pain, stiffness and declined knee function, and affects around 30% of the US population above 45 years of age, according to research from the CDC. Researchers assessed nearly 200 men and women, with an average age of 60 and moderate knee osteoarthritis. Half of the participants were given medication, including acetaminophen, and underwent weekly physical therapy for three months.