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California Birth Injury Blog

Federal Tort Reform Measures Stalled

Recently, federal lawmakers have renewed attempts at placing a federal cap on medical malpractice damages. Fortunately, the efforts have stalled of late. The proposed federal legislation, H.R. 1215, ...
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Birth injuries may be the result of medical malpractice

Having a child is one of the most exciting and terrifying times of one’s life, with parents wondering what to expect. Although in the vast majority of situations babies are born healthy, other ...
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Failure to Diagnose Infection May be Medical Malpractice

A recent record setting birth injury settlement underscores the dangers of failing to diagnose and treat infections. In the settlement, the family of a 4-year-old boy will receive $47.5 million ...
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Birth Injury Case to be Reheard on Issue of Damages

According to recent legal news, a California birth injury verdict has been overturned, however, only on the issue of damages, and the amount of benefits the infant could expect to receive under ...
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Pitocin Use During Labor May Lead to Birth Injury

Often, when a labor is not progressing, Pitocin is suggested as an option to help speed the delivery along. Pitocin is a synthetic form of the natural hormone, oxytocin, which triggers a woman to have ...
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Payouts for Successful Medical Malpractice Claims Increases

According to a new study, the number of successful medical malpractice lawsuits has declined over the last 2 decades, whereas the payout for each claim on average has increased. Specifically, in the ...
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Caps on Non-Economic Damages Deprive those Harmed

With the introduction of TrumpCare seeking to repeal and replace Obamacare, medical malpractice and tort reform have reentered the spot light. Lawmakers are seeking to place caps on damages and are ...
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Judiciary Committee Approves Bill to Cap Pain and Suffering

News reports that the House Judiciary committee has approved a bill that would limit the amount that victims of medical malpractice could recover in civil lawsuits. Entitled the “Protecting ...
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Does a doctor's apology lessen the likelihood of a medical malpractice lawsuit?

Many times following a poor outcome - whether a birth injury has occurred or other medical error - physicians are faced with a decision. Do they apologize for an outcome? Do they admit mistakes were ...
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Birth Injuries Remain Top Concern

More than 250,000 people died each year due to medical errors, and hundreds of thousands more patients suffer long lasting harm a the result of medical mistakes. One area that is particularily ...
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Repealing Obamacare Will Affect Injured Patients' Access to Justice

Last week, Republicans took their first steps to repeal President Obama's landmark healthcare legislation, the Affordable Care Act. While no replacement bill is forthcoming, many wonder how their ...
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Legislators Should Seek Medical Safety Improvements, Not Caps

Recently top Republican law makers have called for medical malpractice reform asserting that a medical malpractice crisis is threatening U.S. health care. This line of argument asserts that frivolous ...
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Statute of Limitations Crucial in Medical Malpractice Cases

Medical malpractice cases arise when a doctor, nurse, hospital staff or other medical professional fails to act in accordance with the requisite standard of care and a patient is harmed as the result. ...
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Cooling Therapy Can Help Reduce the Effects of a Brain Injury

Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) – the result of oxygen deprivation and blood flow to an infant’s brain at or near birth - is a serious birth trauma that occurs in an estimated 2.8 ...
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Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Asserts Prenatal Negligence

A recent lawsuit examined the circumstances under which a lab may be found negligent for prenatal testing errors. Prenatal negligence includes a wide variety of circumstances pertaining to the care of ...
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Common Questions About Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice claims represent some of California's most serious personal injury cases. Medical malpractice exists when a medical professional fails to act in accordance with the requisite ...
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Difficult Deliveries May Lead to Life Long Injuries

Three women are joining together to filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against a local doctor. According to the complaint, the doctor made numerous errors during their deliveries, which led to one ...
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Frequently aked questions about medical malpractice

A recent report noted that the incidence of medical malpractice is on the rise. Howver, many people are unclear whether they have been vicitms of medical malpractice, and if so, what are the next ...
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Cerebral Palsy Linked to Medical Malpractice

For many people with cerebral palsy, the condition has limited affect on their lives. However, others may be profoundly affected. The degree this birth injury alters ones life differs from person to ...
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Zika Virus Linked to Birth Defects

News reports that 30 California residents have tested positive for the Zika virus including a handful in Southern Califiornia. Last Week, California helath officials strongly urged travelers returning ...
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Justice obtained in birth injury lawsuit

According to several news sources, a woman who was several injured and traumatized during the delivery of her child, has just recovered $16 million. Following a two week jury trial, the panel ...
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Failure to prevent birth injuries from umbilical cord complications may be medical malpractice

While having a baby should be an occasion for celebrations, when mistakes are made or errors occur that harm the newborn or mother, families may be left wondering what to do next. One example is when ...
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Military Personnel and Birth Injury Lawsuits

When birth injuries occur, the result can be tragic and permanent. Often, the effects of an injury that occurs at or near birth - such as brain damage during delivery - can last a lifetime and require ...
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What to Know if your Child Has Suffered A Birth Injury

While in most cases, the birth of a child is a joyous event, when errors occur and an infant or mother is harmed, families may be left heart-broken and wondering what to do next. If you believe that ...
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$3 Million Birth Injury Verdict

Legal news reports that a Court of Appeals has upheld a recent $3million birth injury verdict against Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. The lawsuit arose out of injuries ...
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