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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… Read More
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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… Read More
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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… Read More
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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.… Read More
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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… Read More
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Painkiller Prescription Form

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… Read More
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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… Read More
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Angry Patient Pointing at Doctor Who Committed Medical Malpractice

Seven Things You Should Know About Medical Malpractice

As medical malpractice attorneys, we’ve come to appreciate that there is a lot about our practice area that is second nature to us, but very unfamiliar to our clients. We thought it would be good to take some time to clear up confusion about th… Read More
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Dermatologist Diagnosing Skin Cancer Using Magnifying Glass on Mole

Was Your Skin Cancer Misdiagnosed?

Which would you prefer: to be incorrectly diagnosed with a serious illness and to undergo painful and unnecessary treatment, or not to be diagnosed with the serious illness you actually have, only to find out the truth too late? Neither outcome, of c… Read More
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Medical Device: Hip Prosthesis

How Well-Regulated Are Medical Devices?

Your dad has a pacemaker. Your next-door neighbor just got a knee replacement. Your coworker recently had a cardiac stent placed, and your sister confided that she’s thinking about getting an IUD. If it seems to you that a lot of people are get… Read More
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