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$18 Million Verdict In Birth Injury Lawsuit

Personal injury news reports that a jury has just awarded $18 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit. The birth injury claim was filed by the parents of a child who now suffers from cerebral palsy. ...
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Communication Errors At Center of Birth Injury Lawsuit

Communication errors are one of the leading factors that can cause preventable medical errors. Communication errors may occur when doctors, nurses or other health care professionals fail to ask the ...
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Detecting A Birth Injury

While the majority of births occur without incident, occasionally complications arise that result in birth injuries. Although sometimes the effects of a birth injury are immediately apparent, other ...
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Cerebral Palsy May Be Caused By Medical Malpractice At Birth

While the majority of deliveries at hospitals in the United States occur without incident, in a small percentage of births delivery complications, errors and mistakes may lead to devastating birth ...
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Medical Malpractice Caps Harm Injured Patients

Medical malpractice can take many forms. A physician may make an error that leads to a birth injury. Or perform wrong site surgery that leads to lifelong consequences. A doctor or other health care ...
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Prenatal Testing Can Prevent Birth Injuires

If you're pregnant, obtaining prenatal care is critical to ensure the health of you and your baby. The failure to diagnose medical issues – such as the presence of an infection – can ...
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Medical Malpractice Reform Has Little Effect On Health Care Costs

Medical malpractice is defined as " professional negligence by act or omission of a health care provider where the treatment provided falls below the accepted standard of practice in the medical ...
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Failure To Address Birth Injury Risk Factors May Be Grounds For Medical Malpractice Claim

A recent birth injury lawsuit was filed against an obstetrician alleging medical malpractice. The claim involved a difficult delivery, which resulted in the infant suffering a serious shoulder injury. ...
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Jury Determines Failure To Promptly Perform A C-Section Led To Birth Injury

Recently, a jury awarded $21M to the family whose son suffers cerebral palsy as the result of medical errors at birth. According to legal news, the obstetrician in charge of the mother and child's ...
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Jury Finds Medical Negligence Contributed to Birth Injury

Legal news reports that a California family has just awarded $12.1M in a medical malpractice lawsuit. The birth injury lawsuit was filed against Contra Costa County Health Services based on alleged ...
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Prenatal Brain Injury Linked to Autism

Ensuring the well being of your child often depends on receiving the best prenatal care possible. Doctors can perform widely available prenatal exams and tests to determine whether an infant is ...
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Raising Medical Malpractice Caps Will Help Those Harmed By Preventable Medical Errors

Preventable medical errors continue to plague hospital patients. In fact, medical negligence and "preventable medical errors" are the third leading cause of death in the United States. ...
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Misdiagnosed Heart Attack Results In Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

Legal news reports that a jury has just awarded a woman $4M in a medical malpractice lawsuit. The woman filed the wrongful death case following her husband's death after a doctor allegedly mistook ...
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Birth Injury Lawsuit Alleges Brachial Plexus Injury Was Caused By Medical Malpractice

A currently pending birth injury lawsuit underscores the dangers of "shoulder dystocia" and the need for doctors, nurses and other health care professionals to act with the requisite ...
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Prenatal Urine Test Reveals Risk For Preterm Delivery

Medical journals report that doctors may have a new test available to them to help check for fetal growth abnormalities and an increased risk of having a premature delivery. The new test – a ...
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Hospital "Never Events" Threaten Patient Safety

Despite significant attention being paid to the frequency of medical errors, including the 1999 landmark study - To Err Is Human - that concluded that 98000 people die every year from preventable ...
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Failure to Diagnose Cancer Leads to Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

The first step in getting the medical help you need when you see a doctor is obtaining the appropriate diagnosis. Failing to obtain the proper diagnosis, or a delay in diagnosis, can have serious ...
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Delays In Delivery May Lead to Cerebral Palsy

Each year, it is estimated that anywhere from 8,000 to 10,000 babies born in the United States will develop cerebral palsy. While the types of cerebral palsy may differ, and have varied symptoms, the ...
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Communication Failures Can Lead To Medical Malpractice

Surgical and other preventable medical errors continue to occur at an alarming rate. Communication errors are often to blame. In medical malpractice lawsuits, one factor in establishing liability may ...
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Medicare To Address The High Rate of Hospital Acquired Infections and Preventable Injuries

As the result of the excessive rate of hospital infections and preventable medical errors, Medicare has decided to take action. It has announced plans to fine some 750 hospitals across the nation, ...
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Jury Finds Hospital Responsible For Resident's Medical Error

Recently, a jury awarded the family of an elderly woman $12M in a medical malpractice case. The negligence lawsuit arose out of claims by the woman that the doctor – who was currently a resident ...
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Jury Finds Doctor Was Negligent in Failing to Perform Immediate C-Section

Recently, an Ohio jury awarded a mother and her son $14.5 million in a birth injury lawsuit. According to reports, the child sustained a serious brain hemorrhage following a delay in delivery and now ...
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Kaiser Negligence Alleged In Boys Death

A recent California birth injury case makes several disturbing allegations against health care conglomerate Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals. According to the ...
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Brother's Journey Seeks To Raise Awareness Concerning The Challenges of Living With Cerebral Palsy

In an effort to raise awareness concerning cerebral palsy, a 14-year-old is making a 40-mile trek carrying his young brother on his back. The journey will take them from the boy's high school to a ...
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Veterans Hospital Scandal Exposes Treatment Delays

More information is coming to light concerning the abhorrent conditions at a Phoenix Veteran Administration Hospital. The investigation has now spread – with 26 facilities currently under ...
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