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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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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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Proposed law would put cameras in operating rooms

In order to help answer questions and increase transparency when medical errors occur, one state has introduced legislation that would allow video and audio recording in operating rooms. Named ...
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Capping Non-economic Damages Doesn't Improve Patient Safety

After years of discussion, Congress is moving forward on enacting legislation that seeks to place limits - or caps - on noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases. When an individual suffers ...
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Alleged Pitocin Overdose Leads to Birth Injury

According to legal news, the family of a girl who sustained a brain injury during labor and delivery has reached a $15 million settlement with a local hospital. The hospital has not admitted ...
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How much time do I have to file a birth injury lawsuit?

A recent California birth injury lawsuit examined whether a birth injury that occurred in Spain, but was the result of negligent medical advice provided by a California doctor, could be brought in a ...
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Congress Pass Bill that Could Further Harm Injured Patients

The U.S. House of Representatives has just passed a bill that could deny patients injured by medical malpractice their right to obtain full and just compensation. The legislation is part of efforts to ...
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Federal Tort Reform Measures Stalled

Recently, federal lawmakers have renewed attempts at placing a federal cap on medical malpractice damages. Fortunately, the efforts have stalled of late. The proposed federal legislation, H.R. 1215, ...
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Birth Injury Case to be Reheard on Issue of Damages

According to recent legal news, a California birth injury verdict has been overturned, however, only on the issue of damages, and the amount of benefits the infant could expect to receive under ...
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Caps on Non-Economic Damages Deprive those Harmed

With the introduction of TrumpCare seeking to repeal and replace Obamacare, medical malpractice and tort reform have reentered the spot light. Lawmakers are seeking to place caps on damages and are ...
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Birth Injuries Remain Top Concern

More than 250,000 people died each year due to medical errors, and hundreds of thousands more patients suffer long lasting harm a the result of medical mistakes. One area that is particularily ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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