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Recent Posts in Birth Injury Information Category

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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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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Judiciary Committee Approves Bill to Cap Pain and Suffering

News reports that the House Judiciary committee has approved a bill that would limit the amount that victims of medical malpractice could recover in civil lawsuits. Entitled the “Protecting ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Preventable Medical Errors Cause Thousands Of Deaths Each Year

Recently California Senator Barbara Boxer released a report shedding light on a critical issue that needs to be addressed – the alarming rate of preventable medical errors that occur each year ...
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How Do I Know If My Child's Birth Injury Was Caused By Malpractice?

While the majority of doctors provide excellent care, occasionally difficulties arise and during labor and delivery, causing an infant to suffer a birth injury. Although in some situations, a poor ...
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Hospitals Need to Do More to Prevent Never Events

A recent study found that despite significant improvements in surgery, surgeons, doctors and other health care professionals still make mistakes at a shocking rate. In fact, a 2012 Johns Hopkins study ...
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Non-Invasive Prenatal Screening Test May Help Diagnose and Prevent Birth Defects

A recently published study reveals non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) techniques are on the horizon and likely to become the primary method for screening for chromosomal abnormalities such as Down ...
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Doctors May Be Held Responsible for In Vitro Fertilization Errors

The use of in vitro fertilization and other reproduction technologies have provided great benefit to many couples – often allowing them to have the families they worried might not be possible. ...
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Raising Limit on Pain and Suffering Damages Will Help Victims Harmed by Medical Negligence

This year, voters will have the chance to make a critical impact on the ability of medical malpractice victims to seek justice. A reform measure is now circulating which will be placed on the November ...
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Welcome to our California Birth Injury Blog

At Bostwick & Peterson, LLP we understand the fear and uncertainty of a birth injury. If your baby suffered an injury at birth, you probably have many questions. How will we pay for the medical ...
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