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Last Updated: 02-08-2022
Medical Malpractice Erb’s Palsy: What Is It and Can I Sue If My Baby Has It?

Erb’s palsy is paralysis of the arm caused by damage to the upper group of the arm’s nerves. This nerve damage is usually the result of complications during birth. The baby’s shoulder can get caught on the mother’s pubic bone during a difficult birth, leading to a strain or break of the nerves. Other common […]

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Medical Malpractice The three types of birth-related injuries in medical malpractice

Birth injuries usually refer to injuries sustained by the baby during or right after birth, such as being injured by the use of forceps. However, there are a few other types of injuries related to birth and pregnancy that could affect the mother as well. Injury to the mother or infant during pregnancy or birth […]

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Medical Malpractice Gastric Bypass Surgery Malpractice

Gastric bypass surgery is a commonly-performed, yet invasive operation that intends to assist obese individuals to achieve their weight loss goals. Over 200,000 gastric bypass operations are performed each year. Despite how common these operations are, surgeons still make mistakes that could jeopardize your health. Keep reading to learn more about the risks involved in […]

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Defective Products, Medical Malpractice What you need to know about defective medical devices

A defective medical device could lead to serious health issues. Complications caused by a defective device could lead to costly medical bills, lost wages, emotional distress, and decreased quality of life. Read on to learn more about medical device recalls, how the Food and Drug Administration handles defective device claims, and what you should do […]

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Medical Malpractice How to Find Out If a Doctor Has a History of Medical Malpractice

When choosing a new healthcare provider, be it an eye doctor, dentist, or surgical specialist, it’s wise to do your homework on them before you make your choice. Some doctors are more skilled than others, and some have a history of complaints or even medical malpractice suits filed against them. The healthcare system can be […]

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Medical Malpractice When And How to File a Birth Injury Medical Malpractice Claim

If a child suffered a severe injury during birth due to the negligence or carelessness of a medical professional, the child’s parents could seek justice through a medical malpractice claim. A birth injury malpractice claim could be brought against a hospital or individual if the medical professionals handling the birth act in a way that […]

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Medical Malpractice Complications from Cosmetic Surgery

According to a report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), there has been a 163% increase in the total number of cosmetic procedures performed from the years 2000 to 2018. There are hundreds of procedures available, which prospective patients can pick and choose from to alter almost any part of the body. However, […]

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Medical Malpractice Birth Injuries Caused by Improper Use of Forceps

The birth of a child should be one of the happiest and exciting times in a new parent’s life. However, this excitement can be overshadowed by birth injuries caused by the negligence of medical professionals. Unfortunately, birth injuries are all too common. According to birth injury statistics, an average of 28 thousand infants are born […]

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Medical Malpractice Prescription Opioid Abuse: Who Is Responsible?

Prescription opioids are powerful painkillers that can produce morphine-like effects. Typically, they are prescribed for short-term pain relief after surgeries and injuries, or certain health conditions like cancer. However, more and more medical professionals have been prescribing opioids to treat long-term pain, such as osteoarthritis or back-pain, despite the high risk they pose for addiction […]

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Medical Malpractice Misdiagnosis and Medical Negligence

 According to a study from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (USDVA), researchers have estimated that approximately 12 million patients are misdiagnosed every year in America. A misdiagnosis of an injury or illness can potentially be a form of negligence that is, unfortunately, all too common within America’s healthcare industry. In a 2017 report from […]

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