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$18 Million Verdict In Birth Injury Lawsuit

Legal news reports that a jury has just awarded $18 million to the family of a child born with a birth injury. According to reports, jurors determined that a hospital was negligent in its conduct ...
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Communication Errors Are a Leading Cause of Medical Malpractice

Recently, a birth injury lawsuit was filed against doctors and other health care staff involved in the delivery of a now two year old girl. The medical malpractice case alleged that several errors ...
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Thousands of Birth Injuries Occur Each Month

According to statistics, more than 2300 birth injuries occur each month. Several factors may cause difficulties during the delivery process. However, many times these causes are preventable and may be ...
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What Are Common Causes of Birth Injuries?

While the majority of pregnancies, labor and births go smoothly, occasionally errors occur and the birthing process does not go as planned. Doctors, nurses and other health care professionals – ...
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Negligent Medical Care May Lead To Birth Injuries

Negligent medical conduct harms patients in many ways. It may lead to birth injuries, conditions that could have been treated, may worsen due to delayed or missed diagnoses, and surgical errors may ...
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Failing To Diagnose Prenatal Infection May Lead To Birth Injury

Ensuring that you receive proper prenatal care is critical to your unborn child's health. In fact, undiagnosed prenatal infections may lead to permanent, debilitating birth injuries. Two common ...
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Defensive Medicine Not Significant Factor In High Health Care Costs

While the majority of hospital visits go smoothly, however, even well-intended and experienced medical professionals can make mistakes, become careless or fail to take the correct action under strain ...
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Birth Injury Lawsuit Filed Following Difficult Delivery

Legal news reports that a woman has filed a birth injury lawsuit against her obstetrician as the result of alleged medical malpractice. According to the claim, the baby was injured during delivery ...
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Family Of Boy With Cerebral Palsy Wins Jury Verdict

Legal news reports that a Maryland appeals court has upheld a $20.6M award in a birth injury case based on complications that arose during labor and delivery. According to reports, the child now ...
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Jury Awards Family $12M In Birth Injury Lawsuit

A jury has just awarded a California family $12.1M in a medical malpractice lawsuit filed against Contra Costa County Health Services. The birth injury lawsuit alleged that the family's son ...
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Autism Linked To Prenatal Brain Injuries

Recent research has revealed that an early brain injury may be the root of autism. According to a report prepared by Princeton University, when dysfunction occurs early on in development – ...
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Medical Malpractice Reforms Could Help Families Affected By Birth Injuries

As the campaign for medical malpractice reform heats up, Senator Barbara Boxer has become the latest to lend her voice to this critical fight. This past week she joined with mothers who have lost ...
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Brachial Plexus Injuries May Occur As The Result Of Medical Malpractice

Difficulties in delivery may lead to birth injuries such as a brachial plexus injury or Erb's palsy. These injuries typically occur when a baby's shoulder is injured during the delivery ...
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Medical Negligence During Delivery May Lead to Brachial Plexus Injuries

A recent medical malpractice lawsuit underscores the serious consequences that can arise from difficulties during the birthing process. The birth injury lawsuit involves the delivery of a now ...
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New Prenatal Test Predicts Risk For Preterm Delivery

A recently published study has revealed that a simple, non-invasive urinary test may be used to predict pre-term birth and poor fetal development. The new screening test, given early in pregnancy ...
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What is Medical Malpractice?

All medical professionals are held to a certain standard of care. Whether it's your nurse, doctor, surgeon or pharmacist, each health care provider owes a duty to act according to a certain ...
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Link Between Brain Injuries and Premature Birth

New research has provided insight into why brain injuries commonly occur in prematurely born infants. According to an article published in National Public Radio (NPR), brain damage occurs when an ...
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Injuries At Birth Linked to Increased Risk of Cerebral Palsy

According to statistics, approximately 120,000 babies are born each year with a birth defect such as cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy may be diagnosed at birth, although in some children the condition ...
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The High Cost of Prenatal Negligence

Finding out you're expecting a child can be one of the greatest days in a couple's lives. However, along with the joy expectant parents experience, they also worry about the health of their ...
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The Dangers of Hospital Infections

Two young adults have died in the last 6 months as the result of hospital acquired bacterial infections. Each patient acquired necrotizing fasciitis within days following routine medical procedures. ...
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Failing to Adequately Respond to Complications During Labor and Delivery May Be Medical Malpractice

While most labor and deliveries go smoothly, even under the best of circumstances errors do occur and complications arise. When the errors are the result of the hospital, physician or other medical ...
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Jury Awards Family $14.5 Million in Birth Injury Lawsuit

An Ohio jury has just awarded a mother and son $14.5 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit. The family filed the negligence claim after the boy suffered a brain hemorrhage as the result of a delay ...
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Brain Injuries Linked to Preterm Births

While premature births have been linked to numerous health complications, a new study reveals that babies born late pre-term – from 32 to 36 weeks – may suffer brain injuries as well that ...
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Individuals Make Strides Raising Cerebral Palsy Awareness

Recent news stories have covered the remarkable feats of individuals suffering from cerebral palsy and by their loved ones in an effort to shed light on this chronic condition. Despite cerebral palsy ...
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Medical Negligence Investigation Expands To 26 VA Hospitals

More details are emerging concerning allegations of medical malpractice, negligence and mismanagement of patients at VA hospitals around the country, with President Obama calling for an in-depth ...
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