Glossary of Medical Malpractice
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Baxter Dialysis Filter: A filter for
dialysis machines produced by Baxter International, Inc. The manufacturer has
recalled certain filters that were found to be defective.
Baycol: Originally prescribed to lower
cholesterol, Baycol has been voluntarily recalled by Bayer Pharmaceuticals
because it was linked to Rhabdomyolysis, which can be fatal.
Benzene: A chemical that is frequently
used in manufacturing and present in industrial fumes. Benzene exposure can
cause cancer and other health complications.
Birth injury: A physical injury suffered
by a baby during delivery. Birth injuries may be related to pre-existing
maternal or fetal health problems, or related to negligence by a health care
professional such as a doctor or another member of the professional medical
staff. These injuries may cause permanent disabilities or even death.
Brain Damage: During pregnancy or birth,
brain damage to a child may cause cerebral palsy. The following problems may
result in brain damage: Rh incompatibility, a lack of oxygen to the baby, a
mother's urinary tract infection, bleeding within the infant's brain, or
poisoning due to the mother's use of alcohol and drugs.