Pneumonia

Pneumonia is an inflammatory condition of the lung affecting primarily the microscopic air sacs known as alveoli. It is usually caused by infection with viruses or bacteria and less commonly other microorganisms, certain drugs and other conditions such as autoimmune diseases.Typical symptoms include a cough, chest pain, fever, and difficulty breathing. Diagnostic tools include x-rays and culture of the sputum. Vaccines to prevent certain types of pneumonia are available. Treatment depends on the underlying cause. Pneumonia presumed to be bacterial is treated with antibiotics. If the pneumonia is severe, the affected person is, in general, admitted to hospital.
Posts about Pneumonia
    • Birth Injuries Caused by Meconium Aspiration Syndrome

      Did your child suffer from a serious birth injury related to meconium aspiration syndrome? The Dallas birth injury lawyers at Rasansky Law Firm are here to help you and your family. We’re happy to discuss your case, give our advice on your family’s options moving forward, and explain how we may be able to help you at no out of pocket cost. Call us today at 1-877-405-4313 for a free consultation.

      Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 14 readers -
    • Birth Injuries Caused by Meconium Aspiration Syndrome

      Did your child suffer from a serious birth injury related to meconium aspiration syndrome? The Dallas birth injury lawyers at Rasansky Law Firm are here to help you and your family. We’re happy to discuss your case, give our advice on your family’s options moving forward, and explain how we may be able to help you at no out of pocket cost. Call us today at 1-877-405-4313 for a free consultation.

      Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 12 readers -
  • Uncovering the Truth: Advocating for victim of Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at UWMC

    … of pneumonia, during her recovery at the hospital. She wanted to know how she and several other patients contracted Legionnaires’, and understand what was behind the deadly outbreak so it could be prevented in the future. In September 2016, we filed a claim – a precursor to a lawsuit – against UWMC to find out. Victoria’s journey Victoria was admitted…

    Luvera Law Firm- 17 readers -
  • Dallas Brain Injury Lawyer

    … such as pneumonia, gastrointestinal issues, as well as urinary tract issues due to the destruction of brain centers controlling these organs. You need stellar legal representation! Our law firm has dedicated over two decades to the protection of the rights of the injured. We understand how these types of injuries can destroy entire families, and we’d like…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 24 readers -
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis in Car Accident

    … to be addressed by a physician right away because people with this condition may get food and liquids in their lungs and develop pneumonia. Treating Vocal Cord Paralysis A physician will look at the vocal cords through a laryngoscope or an endoscope through the mouth or nose. In special cases, a tiny camera will be used to get a better view of the vocal cords…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 20 readers -
  • What treatment is available for a spinal cord injury?

    … or assistive programs including physical therapy, counseling, rehabilitation, medication, occupational therapy, neuromuscular stimulation, implantable system to improve grasp control, mobility devices such as wheelchairs, or communication devices such as voice activated computers.7 Contact an experienced St. Louis personal injury attorney for a free…

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  • Failure to Communicate Change in Condition

    …. The surgery resulted in even more complications, including the loss of blood. She was also experienced seizures, and cardiac arrest, which was temporarily remedied with CPR. She had congestive heart failure, fluid in her lungs, brain damage, pneumonia, and respiratory distress syndrome. After 12 days in the ICU, the woman died. Communication…

    Ethan Manning/ www.bluegrassjustice.com- 39 readers -
  • How Common Are Diagnostic Errors?

    … of Medicine and the leader of the study published in BMJ Quality and Safety, “diagnostic errors could easily be the biggest patient safety and medical malpractice problem in the United States.” Not only are diagnostic errors common, but they are also potentially deadly, even for relatively minor diseases such as UTIs and pneumonia. What Can I Do…

    Jess Gambacurta/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 36 readers -
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