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Recent Medical Malpractice Study Reveals Troubling Statistics

A recent book concerning the state of medical malpractice reveals numerous statistics concerning medical negligence lawsuits across the country and how changes in policies and procedures have affected ...
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Failure To Diagnose is the Leading Cause of Medical Malpractice

According to a recent study, roughly 80% of all physicians will be sued at some point in their careers for medical malpractice. Although medical mistakes and negligence can occur in any number of ...
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Communication Errors May Lead to Medical Malpractice

One of the biggest factors that can lead to costly medical mistakes, including catastrophic personal injuries – even fatalities - is communication errors. Communication errors between hospital ...
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Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy

One of the more common birth injuries that has been linked to a lack of oxygen at birth is cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy is the result of abnormal brain development and can result from complications ...
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Communication is Critical in Preventing Birth Injuries

A critical aspect to ensuring patients receive quality care and preventing avoidable harm is making sure that health care teams communicate. This is especially true in complex medical situations such ...
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Seek Experienced Advice If You Suspect A Loved One Has Been Harmed by Medical Malpractice

A widow has recently filed a medical malpractice lawsuit alleging that her husband was still alive when doctors declared him dead. The lawsuit further alleges that he the medical staff listened to her ...
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Most Americans Will Receive A Misdiagnosis

The first step in obtaining quality care – especially for patients who are ill or suffering – is getting the right diagnosis. A proper and timely diagnosis is critical to ensure the best ...
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Jury Awards Family Damages In Birth Injury Lawsuit

A California court has just approved a jury verdict awarding $900,000 to the family of a child born with a birth injury. The medical malpractice lawsuit was filed after the infant sustained a serious ...
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Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Filed Following Birth Injury

A multi-million dollar birth injury lawsuit has been filed as the result of numerous complications that occurred during the labor and delivery of a Texas boy. According to reports, the child suffered ...
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Difficult Delivery Leads to Spinal Cord Injury

According to a recent report, a local hospital has agreed to settle a birth injury lawsuit with the family of a 10-year-old girl. The medical malpractice suit alleges that the girl sustained a ...
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Negligent Prenatal Care Leads To Lawsuit

Legal news reports that a birth injury lawsuit has been filed as the result of negligent prenatal and delivery care. According to the article, the healthcare providers, including a certified nurse ...
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Management Of Delivery Complications At Issue in Birth Injury Lawsuit

Personal injury law reports that the parents of a stillborn baby have filed a birth injury lawsuit against the doctors and the health care system that provided care to the mother and infant. According ...
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Surprising Medical Malpractice Statistics

A recent survey published about medical malpractice revealed several interesting – and surprising – statistics. First, while many people are led to believe that our justice system is full ...
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Military Medical Malpractice

A lawsuit currently pending before the US Supreme Court is re-examining the "Feres Doctrine," a provision that prohibits active military personnel from making medical malpractice claims. The ...
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Failure to Diagnose Cancer Leads to Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

A former Ohio Congressman – Representative Steve LaTourette has announced that he is planning to file a medical malpractice lawsuit against the federal government. His lawsuit is based on a ...
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The Cost of Medical Malpractice

The harm caused by medical malpractice - when a physician, nurse or other health care provider fails to act in accordance with the accepted standard of care, and a patient is injured - may be ...
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When does a bad medical outcome constitute medical malpractice?

When does a bad medical outcome constitute medical malpractice ? Major medical crises can be stressful, and when something goes wrong or the outcome isn't as expected, a stressful situation may ...
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Communication Errors May Lead to Medical Malpractice

According to the L.A. Times, the County has agreed to a $4.5 Million settlement in a medical malpractice case. The case arose out of several alleged medical errors that occurred after a man suffered ...
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Birth Injury Lawsuit Filed As the Result of Errors During Labor and Delivery

Recently, an appeals court upheld a $20.6 million jury verdict in a birth injury lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed following several delivery room errors and missteps, as alleged by the parents of the ...
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Jury Awards Family $18.27 Million in Birth Injury Lawsuit

A hospital has agreed to pay millions to the family of a boy who became disabled for life as the result of medical errors at birth. According to reports, the jury found that the hospital where the ...
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Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Cites Failure to Diagnose Led To Birth Injury

After a delay in diagnosis of fetal distress allegedly led to the death of an infant, the parents of the child have filed a birth injury lawsuit in Federal Court against the physician and the health ...
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Medical Malpractice Trial Delayed

The Duke University medical malpractice trial set to begin this month has just been postponed. The lawsuit, filed by numerous patients came about as the result of a now-discredited researcher who ...
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California Doctor Faces Suspension For Gross Negligence

California legal news reports that the California medical board is taking steps to either revoke, suspend or deny the medical license of a Bakersfield OB-GYN for the failure to property treat a ...
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Birth Injuries May Require A Lifetime Of Care

When birth injuries occur, the effects can be devastating. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) nearly 100 babies are born each year with preventable birth injuries, such ...
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