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Blog Posts in 2016

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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Appeals Court Upholds Birth Injury Verdict

According to reports, an appeals court has just upheld a $3 million jury verdict against Johnson & Johnson in a birth injury lawsuit. The claim was filed by parents of a child who was born with ...
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Birth Trauma Effects Both Families and Care Givers

A new study has examined the effects of birth injuries on both families and health care providers. While in the majority of instances births go smoothly, occasionally complications arise and lead to ...
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When is a C-Section necessary?

In the United States, C-sections are the most common operating room procedure – and the rate of C-sections is steadily climbing. Having a C-section is a serious surgery, and patients should ...
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How Do I Know if I need an Attorney Following A Birth Injury?

When a child is born with a birth injury, families often have many questions. They may worry about providing adequate care for their child, and how they will be able to afford this care. Further, they ...
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National Cerebral Palsy Day Seeks to Raise Awareness

March 25 marks 2016's National Cerebral Palsy day, a day created to raise awareness concerning issues facing individuals with this neurological disorder. Cerebral palsy is an umbrella term ...
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Birth Injury Lawsuit Filed Following Delivery Complications

A recent birth injury lawsuit against a doctor has ended in a $30 million jury verdict. According to the evidence presented at trial, the mother went to a medical center when she was 28 weeks pregnant ...
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Seeking Justice for Birth Injury Victims

Recently, a number of communities have been looking at the option of creating a birth injury fund to help children who are born with birth injuries. Although many supporters see this as a positive ...
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Cerebral Palsy Risk Factors

Cerebral palsy is an umbrella term concerning one of the more common birth injuries. Children who have a form of cerebral palsy often have difficulties with muscle coordination, including muscle ...
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Brachial Plexus Injury Risk Factors Identified

A recently published study reveals that while in some situations, parents have no warning that their child may be born with certain birth injuries - such as a brachial plexus injury - other times ...
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Failure to Resolve Shoulder Dystocia May Constitute Medical Malpractice

A recently filed medical malpractice lawsuit alleges names the United States as a defendant in a birth injury lawsuit. The case was filed based on alleged negligence that took place at a government ...
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