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What do I do if my child has suffered a birth injury?

Parents who learn their child has suffered a birth injury are often left with dozens of questions concerning next steps including what treatment options are available? What will my child’s ...
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Supreme Court to Determine if Medical Malpractice Case Can Be Maintained Against Review Board

Later this year, California Supreme Court will hear a case that could have far-reaching consequences on medical malpractice lawsuits in the state. In King v. CompPartners, the Supreme Court will ...
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Woman Awarded $46 Million in Damages in Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

A jury has awarded a Georgia woman $46 million in damages following a medical malpractice jury trial. In this case, the woman gave birth to a child, then suffered a variety of complications after ...
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Victims of Medical Malpractice Face Federal Limits on Recovery

Congress has just passed new legislation that if enacted, will harm patients already suffering as a result of medical malpractice. The legislation, H.R. 1215, will limit the amount those injured by ...
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Federal Tort Reform Measures Threaten Patient's Rights

Congress is set to vote on House Resolution 1215 later this week. The resolution is part of the American HealthCare Act (ACHA). If approved, several patient safeguards could be threatened. Critics on ...
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Following proper protocol can reduce malpractice

A recent article in the The Atlantic underscores the need for doctors to follow certain protocols to avoid costly medical errors, including birth injuries. The article examined steps taken since the ...
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Failure to Diagnose Infection Leads to Quadriplegia

As the result of a hospital’s failure to diagnose and treat a boy’s bacterial infection, he is now a quad-amputee. According to reports, the boy scraped his arm when jumping into a ...
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Government to Pay $42 Million in Birth Injury Lawsuit

The United States has just been ordered to pay $42 million to the family of a baby who suffered catastrophic injuries during delivery as a result of a doctor's negligent use of forceps. According ...
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Improper Use of Pitocin May Be Medical Negligence

During labor, expectant mothers naturally produce the hormone oxytocin, which causes them to start having contractions, and moves the labor and delivery process along. However, when labor is stalled ...
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Failure to Diagnose is Leading Cause of Medical Malpractice Claims

A new study reveals that the payout for successful medical malpractice claims has increased, while the number of lawsuits has decreased. The study reviewed cases filed over the course of the last 20 ...
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Health Care Bill Threatens Patient's Rights

The Whitehouse has introduced Trumpcare which seeks to cap jury awards for non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases, with a likely $250,000, the limit set forth by California's Medical ...
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Congress Passes Bill to Cap Medical Malpractice Damages

A new effort to impose federally mandating caps on damages in medical malpractice cases is underway. The House Judiciary Committee has just approved a new bill entitled the Protecting Access to Care ...
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Should doctors apologize for their errors?

A recent study showed that apology laws, intended to decrease the amount of medical malpractice lawsuits by dissipating patients' anger, has had the opposite effect. Apologies have led patients to ...
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Birth Injury Verdict Highlights Complications with Vacuum Extraction

A recent $2 milion birth injury verdict highlights the complications that can arise during deliveries, and the need for obstetricians and other staff to use due care. According to the medical ...
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Changes to The Affordable Health Care Act Will Put Patients at Risk

With Republicans looking to rapidly dismantle the Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare"), Americans are wondering how this will affect their rights. While no one knows what will replace this ...
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Will Congress Pass Federal Medical Malpractice Reforms?

Recently, Republican senators expressed their intention to seek federal medical malpractice reforms when the new administration takes office. The reforms would be part of changes implemented to the ...
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Will a Trump Presidency alter medical malpractice laws?

As the new administration gets set to move into the Oval Office in January, many people are wondering whether the change in presidency will affect their legal rights, and if so how? While it is hard ...
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What Is HIE?

One of the more serious birth injuries is Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE). HIE occurs when an infant's brain is deprived of oxygen and blood flow. This type of brain injury is severe and ...
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What is prenatal negligence?

Prenatal care provided by obstetricians and other health care specialists is designed to ensure that mothers have the safest and healthiest pregnancies and outcomes as possible. This includes ...
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Did you know what to do if you have been harmed by medical negligence?

Although in the majority of situations, doctors perform admirably and help prevent you from getting sick and heal you when you are injured, occasionally things don't go as planned at a patient is ...
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Medical Malpractice During Delivery May Lead to Birth Injuries

A recently filed lawsuit on behalf of three women alleges that the doctor involved with their deliveries is guilty of medical malpractice. In the birth injury lawsuit, the women assert that as the ...
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Have You Been A Victim of Medical Malpractice?

A recent article revealed that the incidence of medical malpractice continues to sky rocket, despite efforts to improve safety. Much of this includes preventable medical mistakes such as wrong site ...
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What to Do If My Child Has Suffered a Birth Injury?

The occurrence of a birth injury can leave a family devastated and full of questions, worrying about their childs future and how to provide the best care both immediately and throughout his or her ...
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Preventable Medical Errors Continue To Place Patients At Risk

A recent study concluded that preventable medical malpractice errors continue to occur at many hospitals, despite efforts to improve. Types of preventable medical errors include patients receiving the ...
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Do You Know The Dangers of Pitocin?

Many times doctors administer the drug Pitocin to women who are in labor. Pitocin works to induce labor by causing the uterus to contract. It is also administered to help speed along a labor that has ...
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