Experts imperfectionsWritten by Florie Lyn Masarate
In nine months that mothers carried their child in their wombs, they could only hope that baby will emerge in perfect health. With this hope, they take prescribed medicines, eat right foods and take necessary precautions needed. All in all, this will lead to one of most memorable stages in a woman’s life: childbirth. The pain that comes with it is no match for happiness when time came for baby to emerge into world. And one thing mothers always think before themselves is baby’s health upon and after birth. So it must have been such a blow to them when something bad happens to baby.
There are many cases wherein experts are one causing damage to patient. In pregnant women, there have been cases of negligence either during pregnancy and childbirth. During pregnancy, sometimes doctors gives out wrong prescriptions out of negligence. It cannot be seen yet during this stage. It is after birth that these can be these. It can be brain damages to deformities and even death. It is only after these injuries surfaced that one can damage has been done.
There also have been cases of malpractice during childbirth. Sometimes due to doctors not doing their job properly, serious injuries and damages are incurred. An example of this is a case wherein, during childbirth, babies are not given treatment they need, causing physical injuries and internal defects. Some in diagnosing wrong treatment leads to birth injuries. Many cases have been reported of this negligence on part of doctors in treating patients especially those who are giving birth. Instances like this are sometimes not given corrective actions because of ignorance. The victims of these cases believed in expertise of professionals, giving them their full trusts only to be disappointed and be victims in end.
When looking left or right is not anymore safe.Written by Florie Lyn Masarate
Take a look at this scene: A woman crossing street, looking to her left then to her right. She was on her way crossing street, when a car, careening at top speed down street, hit her then went on its way, leaving blooded woman sprawled on street, dead. Or this: A man hastily crossing street suddenly slipped and fell, in way of an incoming vehicle. He got hit, went flying a few feet, then landed, battered but alive, on pavement, while driver of vehicle rushed over and try to get help… These two scenarios are just some examples of accidents that happen simply by crossing street. This is what is called pedestrian accidents. Road accidents involving pedestrians account for more deaths and casualties in streets worldwide. In most cases, these pedestrians end up dead or suffering serious injuries and damage when they get into this kind of accident. Negligent and dangerous drivers are most commonly pointed causes of these accidents. The victims either get hospitalization and money benefits are usual claims victim gets. Sometimes these are not enough to sustain for them. The most common casualties endured in these accidents are brain injuries, bone fractures, paralysis and coma and not to mention, death. Some pedestrians blame themselves for getting into accident in first place. They feel that it was their fault that they got hit by vehicle. This is usual reaction that victims have because they do not want any further questions about what had happened. Some are even willing to just settle for an amount agreed by both parties.