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June 2015 Archives

Wrong-site surgeries: what you need to know

According to a recent study, surgeons operate on the wrong site in about 1 out of every 100,000 surgeries. This is a scary statistic. A wrong-site error means that the doctor operated on the wrong body part, on the wrong side of the patient’s body, or even on the wrong person.

How Birth Injuries to a Mother or Infant May Result in a Malpractice Claim

There are several mistakes that may give rise to a medical malpractice claim, and they are particularly common during the birthing process. A small oversight from a health-care provider can have catastrophic consequences as a child enters the world, and injuries may affect the mother, the infant or both.

What is cerebral palsy?

Cerebral palsy in infants can be a devastating condition. The causes can be natural, or could be linked to a doctor's negligence. No matter the cause, understanding the condition is vital to treating and raising a baby with cerebral palsy.

New law could protect bad doctors

A new bill is being pushed through the Louisiana legislature that could keep bad doctors from facing punishment by the State Board of Medical Examiners. This includes doctors who write excessive amounts of opiate and narcotic prescriptions, called "pill mill" doctors.

2 Events That Could Cause Infant Brain Damage

Newborn babies are incredibly vulnerable - particularly during the birthing process. According to the Birth Injury Guide, one of the most common and serious birthing complications is infant brain damage, which affects a significant percentage of newborns every year. The impact of these injuries can affect the child's growth and development, and in some cases, it can even result in death.

Birth injuries from prescription drug use

As you probably know, taking certain medications during pregnancy can be dangerous for your unborn baby. Some medications, such as Thalamid and Accutane, are known to cause serious birth defects. But what about other medications where the effects are unknown? Who can be held responsible when medication use during pregnancy results in a birth injury? Depending on the circumstances, you may have a medical malpractice claim against multiple defendants. 

2 Situations When Medical Malpractice Often Occurs

Medical malpractice claims are seldom easy to prove, and they often involve a lengthy process. Although there are several events that could lead to a medical malpractice lawsuit, many of these claims result from two situations: medication mistakes and errors during the anesthesia process.

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