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What Are the Risks Associated with a Forceps Delivery?

It is natural for both pregnant women and their partners to have concerns about labor and delivery. You may have even started worrying about giving birth from the moment you learned you were pregnant.

Should I Undergo an Amniocentesis?

As women age, their risk of suffering pregnancy complications increases. Obstetricians consider pregnant women who are older than 35 to be of advanced maternal age, and the standard of care for these patients includes advising them of the risks that their age poses to both themselves and the bphotodune-3550202-birth-xs.jpgaby.

What Kinds of Damages Can I Recover in a Wrongful Death Claim?

Undergoing any kind of medical procedure poses certain risks, but healthcare providers have an obligation to mitigate these risks by providing a certain standard of care. If they fail to provide reasonable care and their patient dies as a result, the deceased's family has the right to sue the liable party or parties pursuant to Article 2315.2.

Which Medical Specialties Have the Highest Rates of Burnout?

Work-related burnout is a serious problem among healthcare providers, and it can have devastating consequences for patients. When a physician works long hours and takes few breaks to rest or even eat, the risk of committing a medical error increases.

What Is Overdiagnosis and How Can It Hurt Patients?

According to the National Center for Policy Analysis, misdiagnoses are far more common than most people realize. In fact, when it comes to instances of medical malpractice, there are more misdiagnoses than there are surgical mistakes or pharmacy errors.

Mother Sues Louisiana Department of Health over Son's Suicide

The Louisiana Record reports on a tragic wrongful death case involving the suicide of a 19-year-old man. According to the news source, the man's mother is suing the Louisiana Department of Health and several staff members at the hospital where his death occurred for failing to prevent it.

How Common Are Wrong-Site, Wrong-Procedure, Wrong-Patient Errors? Insights from a Medical Malpractice Attorney in New Orleans

The idea that a surgeon might operate on the wrong side of the body--or the wrong patient altogether--is enough to make anyone cringe. Unfortunately, wrong-site, wrong-procedure, wrong-patient errors (WSPEs) happen more often than most people realize, and the fact that they happen at all highlights a fundamental problem in the healthcare industry.

Could My Online Presence Hurt My Claim? 3 Social Media Tips from a Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Jackson

When a healthcare provider faces a medical malpractice lawsuit, there is a lot at stake both professionally and financially. As such, his or her attorney will investigate all possible ways to discredit the plaintiff's claim. These include scouring the plaintiff's social media profiles for evidence that contradicts the patient's claims regarding alleged damages.

Will I Ever Recover after a Traumatic Delivery?

No one expects childbirth to be a breeze, but most women anticipate a fairly seamless procedure. When life-threatening trauma occurs, though, it can feel virtually impossible to cope with your emotions and overcome the experience.

3 Dangerous Surgeries That Should Motivate You to Get a Second Doctor's Opinion

Going under the knife is scary, and even minor medical procedures can result in major complications. Of course, some surgeries are more dangerous than others.

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