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Medical Malpractice

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Types of Birth Injury Lawsuits

Childbirth is always worth celebrating. It’s an event that represents the miracle of life like no other. For this reason, medical professionals must ensure a safe delivery procedure for both the child and the mother. Anything less can lead to a birth injury. Birth injuries can be life-threatening for both the mother and the baby. […]

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The Dangers of Failing To Perform an Emergency C-Section

Childbirth is an unpredictable event. Months of preparations and tests cannot always predict what will happen in the delivery room. For this reason, medical professionals must be prepared for anything that might occur during childbirth. While most births proceed without complications, there is a small percentage of cases where problems arise, and the patient may […]

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Understanding Medication Errors and Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice — or medical negligence — in the realm of law occurs when a doctor or other healthcare professional deviates from acceptable patterns of practice. One of the many types of medical negligence is medication errors. Other forms include delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis, birth injuries, and surgical errors. Medications are crucial for many people […]

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The 7 Most Common Defenses in Medical Malpractice Claims

Medical malpractice poses a unique challenge when filing a lawsuit. You not only have to prove that you were injured but you also have to show that the injury was caused by negligence on the part of a healthcare provider. This can be difficult to do, which is why it’s important to have an experienced […]

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Symptoms of Surgical Errors

Surgical errors happen more often than you think. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), at least 4,000 surgical errors occur in the United States annually. What you might believe is just postoperative pain or discomfort could actually be a sign of a surgical error. Surgical errors are preventable, making them all the […]

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Misdiagnosis of Cancer: Why It Happens

Cancer is a disease characterized by out-of-control cell growth. It can happen anywhere in the body and spread rapidly. Due to the nature of the disease being able to thrive within the body, a patient’s symptoms can vary, and the diagnosis is based on a multitude of things, such as blood analyses and biopsies. Cancer […]