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Are Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Awards Taxable?

A question we sometimes hear when discussing the prospect of a medical malpractice lawsuit with a client is “Are medical malpractice lawsuit awards taxable?” It is an understandable concern, given that some awards or settlements are signi…
Categories: Medical Malpractice
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Did Your Doctor Miss the Signs of Ovarian Cancer?

Ovarian cancer is sometimes referred to as a “silent killer,” as many of the symptoms are not obvious. For instance, if you felt a lump in your breast, you might immediately consult your doctor about the possibility of breast cancer. If you exper…
Categories: Medical Malpractice
Child with cerebral palsy in physical therapy

Costs of Raising a Child with Cerebral Palsy

“Cerebral palsy” is something of an umbrella term that refers to neurological disorders affecting muscle tone and movement. These disorders are caused by damage to a baby’s brain as it develops; the damage may take place during preg…
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Newborn with Birth Defect or Birth Injury

What's the Difference Between a Birth Defect and a Birth Injury?

At the end of nine months of pregnancy, all you want is a healthy baby. If, instead, your baby is born with serious health issues, it can be frightening and devastating. In that moment, you just want to know that your baby will be okay. In the days a…
Categories: Medical Malpractice
Newborn after Birth Trauma

Was My Child's Disability Caused by Birth Trauma?

Pregnant women are commonly asked, “Are you hoping for a boy or a girl?” Most of the time, the answer is, “It doesn’t matter to me; I just want a healthy baby.” Most parents just want, and expect, their baby to be health…
Categories: Medical Malpractice
Asking Doctor About Medical Misdiagnosis

How Does Medical Misdiagnosis Happen?

With the advent of the internet and medical websites, many of us have become armchair physicians, plugging in our symptoms to a site and extracting a possible diagnosis for our minor aches and pains. When we’re really worried, though, we turn t…
Categories: Medical Malpractice
Woman Upset Because of Complications from Episiotomy

Complications from Episiotomy: What You Should Know

Many people think of an episiotomy as a fairly common part of the birth process, and it certainly has been in recent decades. A surgical incision used to enlarge the vaginal opening to ease delivery, most episiotomies are performed without incident.…
Man with stomach pain injured during gallbladder removal

Injured During Gallbladder Removal — Was it Medical Malpractice?

Each year, around 700,000 people in the United States have their gallbladder removed, making it a very common surgery. About 90% of those removals are laparoscopic, which involves the surgeon making small incisions and inserting a camera and surgical…
Categories: Medical Malpractice
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Hospitals Over-Prescribing Painkillers, With Lethal Results

We tend to think of health crises as something to which the U.S. health care system only responds, such as a sudden uptick in infections like Zika or Ebola. But sometimes there are crises for which the system itself bears some responsibility in the f…
Categories: Medical Malpractice
Doctor removing a tick from man's hand - Failure to diagnose Lyme disease

Is Failure to Diagnose Lyme Disease Medical Malpractice?

Is failure to diagnose Lyme disease medical malpractice? Depending on the circumstances, quite possibly. Medical malpractice requires four elements: a duty, breach of that duty, injury, and damages. The first element, professional duty owed to a pat…
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