The normal juggle of life and daily high-stress situations are what many people in the medical field face. Because any wrong move could cost a patient’s life, nurses are always in a state of fight or flight.

Long-term stress often results in nursing burnout, and in turn leads to nursing negligence, a type of medical malpractice.

Read more: Nursing Negligence: Hospital Burnout Can Lead to Tragedy

For many American women, childbirth is filled with anxiety. But dying while giving birth isn’t typically top of their mind. 

Until recently, the U.S. has become the most dangerous place for women to give birth. And the latest report by NPR.ORG indicates that pregnancy-related deaths in the U.S. are still rising

Read more: The Rising Pregnancy-Related Injuries and Death in the U.S.

When people seek medical treatment, they do so with faith that everything goes well. Yet, medical errors do happen. 

A recent study revealed that the 3rd-leading cause of death in the U.S. is a medical error. It is a form of medical malpractice, following heart disease and cancer. 

Read more: Medical Errors: 3rd-Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.

Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) occurs when a newborn baby’s oxygen and blood flow to the brain are reduced resulting in brain injuries. 

It develops from the prenatal to the postnatal period. But it often occurs during labor, when infants are under extreme stress due to uterine contractions.

Generally, a child who suffers from HIE will most likely go on to have cerebral palsy and other life-long disabilities. In the United States, it occurs in 1 to 3 for every 1000 births. And the percentage of infants diagnosed with cerebral palsy ranges from 15% to 28%. 

Read more: Birth Injuries: HIE Puts Infants at Risk During Childbirth

Accidents that result in fatal outcomes can be devastating for those who survive the deceased person. Not only do they have to go through the emotional trauma of losing a loved one, but they also have to deal with immense financial difficulties. Unfortunately, there are numerous occasions when a fatal accident is caused due to the negligent actions of someone other than the deceased.

Read more: Top Causes of Wrongful Death Accidents in New York

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