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$130M Brain Damage Verdict in Medical Malpractice Case

A jury has just awarded a family more than $130M in a medical malpractice suit after a young boy suffered a brain injury as a result of negligence, the lawsuit alleges. The family asserts that the ...
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Failure to Monitor Pitocin Administration Can Lead to Serious Birth Injuries

In many situations, when labor and delivery slows, doctors will administer Pitocin (a synthetic form of oxytocin), in order to induce contractions and help labor progress. Oxytocin is a naturally ...
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Lack of consent may constitute medical malpractice

A recent lawsuit against a California obstetrician has raised questions about what it means to give informed consent to a procedure and whether a doctor may be held liable if he or she performs ...
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$26M Jury Verdict Awarded in Birth Injury Case

Recently, a jury awarded over $26 million to a young girl in a birth injury lawsuit. The 7-year-old girl was born deaf and suffered other health complications. Had the obstetrician provided better ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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