Crossing the Line: The Devastating Harm of Placing an IV Line Into the Carotid Artery
When medical providers sometimes miss the internal jugular vein, and instead place the IV into the carotid artery, the consequences can be devastating.
Cardiac Arrest and Heart Attack: Understanding the Difference
Although the terms are often used interchangeably, “cardiac arrest” and “heart attack” are actually not the same. Because both can be deadly and require immediate action, it is important to...
Understanding Acute Ischemic Strokes
According to the Centers for Disease Control, stroke is a leading cause of death and serious impairment in the U.S. This installment introduces the most common type of stroke.
Detecting Sepsis: A Silent Killer
Sepsis is a silent illness that can lead to organ damage and even death. In this installment, we identify tools for detecting sepsis before it is too late.
The Weekend Effect: Why Hospital Risk Goes Up on Weekends and How to Mitigate It
People checking into a hospital on weekends are more likely to die than those who admitted on weekdays. The phenomenon has been dubbed “the weekend effect.”
How Can a Stroke Lead to an Amputated Leg?
A stroke usually comes from a blood clot in the brain. So how can a something that starts in the brain lead to an amputated leg? Sadly, it's not that...
Surgical Fires and Operating Room Fires: A Rare, but Real Danger
There are 3 components to a surgical fire: an ignition source, an oxidizer such as nitrous oxide, and fuel; all generally present in operating rooms. Such fires burn more than 500 people annually,...
Finding the Visual Balance
Maximizing the balance of visual or audio evidence and demonstratives in your presentation is a fundamental part of proficient courtroom communication.
Testicular Cancer: Why Early Detection is Critical
Bell Law Firm recently played an integral role in a confidential settlement against Kaiser Permanente following the death of 24-year-old Ryan Stephens. Case Details When Ryan Stephens was 24 years old, he visited his primary care...