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Blog Posts in 2015

Supreme Court Urged to Evaluate Feres Doctrine

As the Supreme Court evaluates whether to hear arguments concerning a military child whose medical malpractice case was dismissed because of injuries from complications during birth, numerous ...
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Lawsuit Alleges Pitocin Cause of Birth Injuries

A recent lawsuit was filed on behalf of a child born with extensive brain damage as the result of alleged medical malpractice at birth, according to the complaint. The lawsuit was brought against the ...
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Chaos May Lead to Communication Errors In Hospitals

A new study conducted at a local hospital reaches a common-sense, but overlooked answer to reducing medical mistakes. The study found that having doctors and nurses practice or simulate stressful ...
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Birth Injury Lawsuit Filed Based on Labor and Delivery Complications

A new birth injury lawsuit has been filed against the United States on behalf of a four-year-old child who suffered brain damage. According to the medical malpractice lawsuit, the child's mother ...
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Labor and Delivery Complications May Lead to Birth Injuries

While the majority of labor and deliveries are free from complications, occasionally difficulties arise. How physicians or other health professionals react to a situation and the steps they take can ...
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Medical Malpractice May Lead to Birth Injury

Birth injury news reports that a new lawsuit has been filed against a local hospital as the result of potential medical malpractice. According to reports, when the mother was admitted to the hospital ...
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Misdiagnosis May Lead To Birth Injury

Birth injuries can occur for a variety of reason. Sometimes, even under the best of circumstances nothing can be done to prevent a child from being born with a birth injury. However, other times the ...
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Birth Injury Verdict Affirmed in Medical Malpractice Case

Birth injury news reports that a California Court of Appeals has just affirmed a jury verdict in a case involving a difficult labor and delivery. According to reports, a jury found that a defendant ...
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Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Filed Following Labor and Delivery Complications

The family of a baby born with a severe brain injury has now filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the hospital and doctors who delivered and treated the child. The lawsuit alleges that the ...
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Labor and Delivery Complications Case Settles

Legal news reports that a 10 year-old girl has received a $9.87 million settlement in a birth injury case. According to reports, during the last several minutes of a dangerous labor and delivery, the ...
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Failure to Properly Diagnose Condition Leads to Negligent Surgery

California legal news reports that a 58-year-old man has been awarded $4.2 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit. The personal injury claim arose from a misdiagnosis. According to reports, the man ...
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Improper Resolution of Shoulder Dystocia Leads to Birth Injury

A recently filed birth injury lawsuit has alleged that the negligence of a health care facility was responsible for harming her child. According to the complaint, at 37 weeks the mother went to the ...
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Birth Injuries May Be The Result of Medical Malpractice

Having a child can be an emotional time for parents. On one hand it can be a magical and joyous time for parents. It can also be a time of stress and anxiety. Further, what happens if there a ...
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When Can Birth Injury Lawsuits Be Filed Against Military Doctors?

A recent birth injury lawsuit has revived an old debate. Called the "Feres doctrine," this doctrine prevents active-duty service members from suing the government for injuries incurred in ...
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Birth Injury Lawsuit Involving High Risk Pregnancy Settles

Legal news reports that a $3 million birth injury settlement has been reached in a medical malpractice case involving a mother who had diabetes and was considered to have a high-risk pregnancy. While ...
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Jury Awards Woman $35.4 Million In Birth Injury Case

A jury just awarded $35.4 million to a woman who became paralyzed from a stroke she suffered just hours following birth. According to the medical malpractice lawsuit, an MRI and CAT scan revealed that ...
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Untreated Newborn Jaundice May Lead to Serious Birth Injuries

A recent birth injury lawsuit illustrates the devastating affects that can arise as the result of the failure the diagnose jaundice in a newborn. The medical malpractice lawsuit alleges that the ...
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Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Filed Following Birth Complications

According to legal news, the parents of a child with cerebral palsy have filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against several different parties, including the physicians who assisted during the ...
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Birth Injury Lawsuit Alleges Medical Malpractice

The jury in a birth injury lawsuit has just awarded the family $20.6 million to help care for medical expenses and care for a severely disabled child. The personal injury claim was based on alleged ...
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Shoulder Dystocia May Be Prevented With Proper Training

The impact of a birth injury can last a lifetime, and have a substantial impact on a family. Many times, following the proper protocol and adhering to the appropriate standard of care could have ...
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Delay In Diagnosing Fetal Distress May Be Medical Malpractice

A recent medical malpractice lawsuit filed in Federal Court alleges that a doctor and the medical center were negligent during the birth of a mother and father's infant child. The lawsuit was ...
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Cruise Ships May Be Held Liable For Medical Malpractice

For years doctors on board cruise ships – and the lines that employ them - have been immune from medical malpractice lawsuits. However, a recent Court of Appeals ruling has made it easier for ...
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Trial Begins In Birth Injury Lawsuit

Legal news reports that jury selection has just begun in a medical malpractice lawsuit. The birth injury case focuses on the actions/inaction of an obstetrician during the labor and delivery process. ...
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$32 Million Jury Verdict in Birth Injury Lawsuit

While the majority of babies are delivered without complication, when birth injuries occur, they can be devastating. Depending on the nature of the injury, families may face a lifetime of expenses, ...
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