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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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Medical malpractice lawsuit alleges lack of consent

A recently filed lawsuit examines the lack of consent and medical malpractice during childbirth. The lawsuit asserts that a woman explicitly told her obstetrician that she did not want to have an ...
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Does Telemedicine increase your risk of receiving negligent medical care?

The popularity of “telemedicine” or “telehealth”, where you receive a diagnosis or treatment virtually is on the rise. This includes remote patient monitoring, two-way video ...
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Genetic Testing Malpractice Can Lead to Devastating Injuries

Recently, a medical malpractice lawsuit was filed on behalf of a woman who underwent a double mastectomy and a hysterectomy after a nurse practitioner misread the results of a genetic screening test. ...
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Hospital maternity ward shutdown due to medical errors

A recent story out of our nation’s capital exposes the horrific care obstetrics patients received at a Washington D.C. hospital, leading to the shutdown of the maternity ward. Mistakes were made ...
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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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Birth injuries may be the result of medical malpractice

Having a child is one of the most exciting and terrifying times of one’s life, with parents wondering what to expect. Although in the vast majority of situations babies are born healthy, other ...
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Failure to Diagnose Infection May be Medical Malpractice

A recent record setting birth injury settlement underscores the dangers of failing to diagnose and treat infections. In the settlement, the family of a 4-year-old boy will receive $47.5 million ...
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Payouts for Successful Medical Malpractice Claims Increases

According to a new study, the number of successful medical malpractice lawsuits has declined over the last 2 decades, whereas the payout for each claim on average has increased. Specifically, in the ...
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Does a doctor's apology lessen the likelihood of a medical malpractice lawsuit?

Many times following a poor outcome - whether a birth injury has occurred or other medical error - physicians are faced with a decision. Do they apologize for an outcome? Do they admit mistakes were ...
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Repealing Obamacare Will Affect Injured Patients' Access to Justice

Last week, Republicans took their first steps to repeal President Obama's landmark healthcare legislation, the Affordable Care Act. While no replacement bill is forthcoming, many wonder how their ...
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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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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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Negligent Medical Care May Lead To Birth Injuries

Negligent medical conduct harms patients in many ways. It may lead to birth injuries, conditions that could have been treated, may worsen due to delayed or missed diagnoses, and surgical errors may ...
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Defensive Medicine Not Significant Factor In High Health Care Costs

While the majority of hospital visits go smoothly, however, even well-intended and experienced medical professionals can make mistakes, become careless or fail to take the correct action under strain ...
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Family Of Boy With Cerebral Palsy Wins Jury Verdict

Legal news reports that a Maryland appeals court has upheld a $20.6M award in a birth injury case based on complications that arose during labor and delivery. According to reports, the child now ...
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Jury Awards Family $12M In Birth Injury Lawsuit

A jury has just awarded a California family $12.1M in a medical malpractice lawsuit filed against Contra Costa County Health Services. The birth injury lawsuit alleged that the family's son ...
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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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Injuries At Birth Linked to Increased Risk of Cerebral Palsy

According to statistics, approximately 120,000 babies are born each year with a birth defect such as cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy may be diagnosed at birth, although in some children the condition ...
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The High Cost of Prenatal Negligence

Finding out you're expecting a child can be one of the greatest days in a couple's lives. However, along with the joy expectant parents experience, they also worry about the health of their ...
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The Dangers of Hospital Infections

Two young adults have died in the last 6 months as the result of hospital acquired bacterial infections. Each patient acquired necrotizing fasciitis within days following routine medical procedures. ...
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Failing to Adequately Respond to Complications During Labor and Delivery May Be Medical Malpractice

While most labor and deliveries go smoothly, even under the best of circumstances errors do occur and complications arise. When the errors are the result of the hospital, physician or other medical ...
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Individuals Make Strides Raising Cerebral Palsy Awareness

Recent news stories have covered the remarkable feats of individuals suffering from cerebral palsy and by their loved ones in an effort to shed light on this chronic condition. Despite cerebral palsy ...
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Medical Negligence Investigation Expands To 26 VA Hospitals

More details are emerging concerning allegations of medical malpractice, negligence and mismanagement of patients at VA hospitals around the country, with President Obama calling for an in-depth ...
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