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How Do You Know Whether You Have a Medical Malpractice Case?

Medical malpractice happens when doctors, nurses, or other healthcare workers make negligent mistakes that hurt patients. If you’ve been injured in a medical setting, how do you know whether you have a medical malpractice case? Sometimes doctors and others make errors that don’t rise to the level of medical malpractice. To h[...]

Date: October 27, 2020 / Medical Malpractice
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Is Cerebral Palsy Preventable?

Was my child’s cerebral palsy preventable? The answer to this question is “it may have been.” But it depends upon the cause. Sometimes even with the best medical care possible, cerebral palsy can develop. In other cases, though, cerebral palsy may be due to subpar treatment of mothers and babies by doctors, nurses, or other hea[...]

Date: October 16, 2020 / Medical Malpractice
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How the Four D’s of Medical Negligence Can Impact Your Case?

According to a medical study performed in 2016 by Johns Hopkins patient safety experts, medical errors fall among the leading causes of death in the United States. You can read more about this study by visiting the Johns Hopkins Medicine website. What are some examples of medical errors? Medical errors can include anything from s[...]

Date: July 31, 2020 / Medical Malpractice
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Why Maternal Mortality Rates Were so High in Texas

As it turns out, the number of women in Texas who died from pregnancy complications in 2012 has been cut by more than half through a new method for counting and confirming maternal deaths. The previous method made the maternal mortality rate of Texas and quite a few other states the subject of national news coverage. The study [...]

Date: May 9, 2018 / Medical Malpractice
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Heart Arrhythmia Drug Amiodarone Linked to Lung Damage and Toxicity 

If you or a loved ones has a heart condition, then you might have heard of the powerful drug amiodarone. This drug is used to help the heart beat normally within people who have certain disorders that affect the heart's lower chambers. Amiodarone, which is often sold within the United States under the brand names Cordarone® and[...]

Date: February 22, 2018 / Medical Malpractice / Personal Injury
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Power Morcellation and Cancer Risks

For years, regulators and some members of the medical community have known that a certain procedure performed on women with uterine fibroids carries the risk of spreading cancerous tissue. Despite the warning signs presented to manufacturers and regulators, the procedure was common practice and is still used in some facilities. I[...]

Date: August 11, 2017 / Medical Malpractice
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Mothers in U.S. Face Higher Pregnancy Death Rate

Maternal death rates are higher in the United States than in any other developed country. A recent report from NPR and ProPrublica found some troubling realities facing expectant families in our nation, including the fact that American women are three times as likely to die during pregnancy than Canadian mothers and six times mo[...]

Date: July 3, 2017 / Medical Malpractice
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Have You Had a Hernia Surgery? Beware of Hernia Mesh Complications

If you’ve ever had a hernia, then you know how excruciating it can be. You’ll do whatever is necessary to relieve the incredible pain you’re experiencing. Whatever a doctor suggests, a patient with a hernia is likely to agree to. In many cases, that means agreeing to a surgery, which then means agreeing to the use of surgi[...]

Date: April 24, 2017 / Medical Malpractice
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Prescription Errors are More Common Than You Might Suspect

Patients assume that there are safeguards to protect us from medical error. Surely, when we seek medical treatment there are systems in place to catch mistakes before they reach the patient. Unfortunately, a large number of medical errors occur every day in the United States, some of which are fatal or cause significant harm. [...]

Date: March 31, 2017 / Medical Malpractice
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What are the Most Common Forms of Medical Error?

Sometimes, the unexpected turns in life cause us the greatest harm. The things that we take most for granted are the ones that pounce when we are at our most vulnerable. Unfortunately, many Americans learn this lesson when they get sick and seek medical treatment. We trust that medical professionals will do everything in their p[...]

Date: March 14, 2017 / Medical Malpractice