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Blog Posts in 2018

Study Finds US Dangerous for Giving Birth

According to a recent study, the United States is the most dangerous place to give birth in the developed world. The study published by USA today determined that each year in the United States 50,000 ...
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Physician Burnout Leads to Medical Errors

Medical errors constitute one of the top 3 leading causes of death in the United States, with 100,000 – 200,000 fatalities each year. A recent study showed that your doctor’s mental health ...
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Jury Awards Family $6 Million in Birth Injury Lawsuit

Recently, a jury awarded a $6million verdict to the family of an infant who suffered severe brain injuries during the labor and delivery process. The jury determined that the physician’s actions ...
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Common Birth Injuries

Complications during the labor and delivery process may lead to birth injuries that can affect a newborn for his or her life time. While in many situations an injury may occur due to no one’s ...
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Study Underway to Determine Brachial Plexus Injury Risks

News reports that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has issued a multi-year grant to study the neo-natal conditions that may increase the risk of birth injuries such as hypoxia and brachial plexus ...
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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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