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California Birth Injury Blog

Medical Errors Not Limited to Surgical Mistakes

Much has been made of the prevalence of preventable medical mistakes. Many time – when people think about medical errors they imagine situations such as doctors leaving surgical instruments ...
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Failure to promptly respond to signs of fetal distress may lead to birth injury

A local medical center along with numerous clinicians have been named in a medical malpractice lawsuit. The birth injury lawsuit asserts that a child suffered permanent disabilities following several ...
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The use of hospitalists may decrease the incidence of medical malpractice

Over the last decade, many hospitals have increased the practice of using “hospitalists” – medical staff who remain at the hospital rather than alternate between their offsite ...
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Hospital Staff Must Act Within the Standard of Care

Often, when people think of medical malpractice claims, they envision suing a doctor for an error that harmed them. However, medical negligence claims may also encompass claims against hospitals, ...
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Infant Head Circumference Linked to Cerebral Palsy

A recent study concluded that infant head-size may be a risk factor for sustaining brain damage during birth, and increasing the risk of developing cerebral palsy. According to the study, infants with ...
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Do I have a medical malpractice case?

With medical errors the third leading cause of death in the United States (behind cancer and heart disease), when a visit to the doctor doesn’t go as expected, many people wonder – am I ...
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Federal Government Settles Forceps Injury Case

The federal government has just agreed to settle a medical malpractice/birth injury lawsuit on behalf of the family of a child who sustained a substantial injury at birth. According to the medical ...
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Jury Awards Millions to Child Injured During Delivery

Recently, a jury awarded a 6-year-old girl $40.3 million in a birth injury lawsuit. According to the complaint, the girl sustained a spinal cord injury during birth. Prior to delivery, the baby had ...
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Wrongful death lawsuit asserts prescription error led to suicide

A widow recently settled a wrongful death lawsuit based on allegations of negligence in the administration of anti-anxiety medication. The medical malpractice lawsuit asserts that the man was been ...
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Proposed law would put cameras in operating rooms

In order to help answer questions and increase transparency when medical errors occur, one state has introduced legislation that would allow video and audio recording in operating rooms. Named ...
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Medical malpractice lawsuit alleges lack of consent

A recently filed lawsuit examines the lack of consent and medical malpractice during childbirth. The lawsuit asserts that a woman explicitly told her obstetrician that she did not want to have an ...
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Class-action lawsuit filed based on hazardous chemical exposure

Recently, a class action lawsuit was filed against 3M manufacturing company asserting that chemicals from their plant leeched into the ground soil, leading to an increase in cancer, infertility and ...
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Does Telemedicine increase your risk of receiving negligent medical care?

The popularity of “telemedicine” or “telehealth”, where you receive a diagnosis or treatment virtually is on the rise. This includes remote patient monitoring, two-way video ...
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Genetic Testing Malpractice Can Lead to Devastating Injuries

Recently, a medical malpractice lawsuit was filed on behalf of a woman who underwent a double mastectomy and a hysterectomy after a nurse practitioner misread the results of a genetic screening test. ...
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Capping Non-economic Damages Doesn't Improve Patient Safety

After years of discussion, Congress is moving forward on enacting legislation that seeks to place limits - or caps - on noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases. When an individual suffers ...
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What steps do I need to take to bring a birth injury lawsuit?

One of the most devastating types of medical malpractice is when a health care providers’ mistake leads to a birth injury. Some birth injuries may be mild, and significant improvement may be ...
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Hospital maternity ward shutdown due to medical errors

A recent story out of our nation’s capital exposes the horrific care obstetrics patients received at a Washington D.C. hospital, leading to the shutdown of the maternity ward. Mistakes were made ...
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How do I know if I have a medical malpractice case?

If you obtain medical assistance, and suffer harm as a result, it may be possible to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. To determine if you have a case for medical negligence, you should contact an ...
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Alleged Pitocin Overdose Leads to Birth Injury

According to legal news, the family of a girl who sustained a brain injury during labor and delivery has reached a $15 million settlement with a local hospital. The hospital has not admitted ...
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How much time do I have to file a birth injury lawsuit?

A recent California birth injury lawsuit examined whether a birth injury that occurred in Spain, but was the result of negligent medical advice provided by a California doctor, could be brought in a ...
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Congress Pass Bill that Could Further Harm Injured Patients

The U.S. House of Representatives has just passed a bill that could deny patients injured by medical malpractice their right to obtain full and just compensation. The legislation is part of efforts to ...
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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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