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Blog Posts in 2016

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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How do I know if medical malpractice caused my child's birth injury?

The majority of deliveries go smoothly - with the doctors, nurses and other hospital staff performing admirably leading to the birth of a healthy baby. However, in some situations medical errors or ...
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Military Family Seeks Changes to Feres Doctrine

A medical malpractice/birth injury case currently pending review by the U.S. Supreme Court involves a doctrine that many believe unfairly discriminates against military personnel and deprives them of ...
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The Failure to Respond Rapidly to Fetal Distress May Constitute Medical Malpractice

The family of a child born with a brain injury has just secured a record setting birth injury verdict. According to reports, a just has awarded a 12-year-old boy and his mother $53 million in a ...
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Jury Awards $2.5 Million to Mother of Infant Who Suffered Wrongful Death

A jury has just awarded a mother $2.5 million in a medical malpractice wrongful death lawsuit filed against an emergency room physician, and the company that provides staff to the hospital's ...
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Jury Awards Family $20M in Prescription Error Death

Legal news reports that a jury has returned a $20 million medical malpractice verdict against a local hospital. According to reports, the civil lawsuit was filed after an inpatient received an ...
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Family of Joan Rivers Settles Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

The family of Joan Rivers has settled its medical malpractice claim against a New York City medical clinic. The medical negligence lawsuit was filed after the comedienne died following a routine ...
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Family Fights for Legislative Change After Child Dies As the Result of Dental Malpractice

A California couple is seeking legislative change to the procedures surrounding dental anesthesia and surgery. According to the Sacramento Bee, the family lost their son following a oral surgery that ...
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Record Setting Medical Malpractice Settlement For Brain Injury

Legal news reports that a $20 million settlement has just been achieved in a birth injury lawsuit involving a baby that suffered serious brain damage following a hospitalization at a Southern ...
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Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Filed After Wrong Site Surgery

Legal news reports that a woman has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit as the result of a wrong site surgery. According to reports, the patient was admitted to the hospital for an operation to remove ...
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Jury Finds Physician Liable in Birth Injury Lawsuit

A jury has awarded $30M to the family of a baby who was born with severe brain damage at birth. According to evidence presented at trial, the girl's mother came to a local medical center at ...
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Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

If your child has suffered a birth injury as the result of medical professional's negligence, you may be able to bring a medical malpractice lawsuit on his or her behalf. In general, where a ...
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Cerebral Palsy May Be The Result of Medical Malpractice

One of the more common birth injuries is cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy is generally defined as a condition or disorder marked by impaired movement and coordination, muscle tone and other neurological ...
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Jury Verdict Awarded In Surgical Error Case

A jury has just awarded a husband a $3 million verdict in a medical malpractice lawsuit filed after the death of his wife. The woman died just two days after surgery at a nearby hospital. According to ...
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Anesthesia Errors and Medical Malpractice

One of the more serious forms of medical negligence includes anesthesia malpractice. Anesthesia malpractice occurs when a doctor, nurse, or other health care provider fails to properly administer ...
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