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Birth Injuries

Physician Malpractice, Doctor Negligence Attorneys

We rely on our doctors to provide a certain standard of care, and when that standard is not met then the doctor may be guilty of negligence or malpractice. A patient who has been injured by a doctor’s negligence has rights to compensation and proper treatment – even if treatment lasts a lifetime.

Medical negligence occurs when a health care professional acts in a negligent manner when treating a patient’s condition. Medical malpractice can be the result of incorrect actions taken by a doctor or a doctor’s failure to take medically appropriate action....

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Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death Attorneys

The standard of medical care in this country is very high, and if that standard was not met and resulted in the wrongful death of a loved one you may be entitled to damages.

If a parent was lost, the child may recover damages for mental anguish, loss of companionship, and money that would have been required to raise the child. Damages for a lost spouse include loss of companionship, potential financial contributions, and mental anguish....

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Birth Injury Attorneys

Some birth injuries are minor and heal within a few days or weeks. But others are serious medical conditions that require lifelong treatment and cause endless suffering for children and their parents. Sometimes no one is at fault for these injuries, but often the injury is the result of negligence or mistakes made by doctors, nurses, and other medical-care providers... Read the rest of this entry »

Medical Malpractice and Shoulder Dystocia Attorneys

While it is difficult to predict whether a baby will be at risk of shoulder dystocia, there are many factors that a doctor should recognize as potential signs of delivery problems. These include large infants, an abnormally narrow birth way, diabetic mothers, or failure on the part of the doctor to perform certain screening tests. Failure to offer or provide a c-section to the mother after knowing an infant was abnormally large may qualify as negligence and malpractice if the infant experiences shoulder dystocia and is injured.... Read the rest of this entry »

Representative Cases – Medical Malpractice

Representative medical malpractice and medical negligence cases we have successfully handled for clients including loss of limb, wrongful death, dangerous medications, cerebral palsy caused by doctor negligence, more...

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Establishing Standards of Care without Experts

A physician, nurse, hospital, or other healthcare organization must provide its patients with the appropriate standard of care under the circumstances. In a medical malpractice action, an injured party must establish the standard of care and also must show evidence that the healthcare provider breached that standard. Generally, the standard of care is defined as how similarly qualified practitioners would have managed the patient's care under the same or similar circumstances.

In determining the appropriate standard of care, juries may take into consideration a respected minority rule, which allows a healthcare provider to show that although the course of treatment followed was not the same as the majority of practitioners would have used, it is one that is accepted by a respectable minority of practitioners.

In most medical malpractice cases, this standard of care is established by the testimony of expert witnesses. However, there are situations when the injured plaintiff may be able to prove the standard of care without the use of experts.

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Emotional Distress Damages

Whether a medical malpractice victim or his or her family can recover for emotional distress caused by the malpractice is a matter of great debate. Historically, courts were reluctant to award damages for emotional distress because the damages are difficult to prove and difficult to assess. Currently, courts are split as to under what circumstances, if any, emotional distress damages are recoverable.

In general, there are two theories under which a person can recover emotional distress damages in medical malpractice cases...

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Failure to Diagnose Meningitis

One of the most serious types of emergency room malpractice is the failure to diagnose meningitis. Meningitis is an infection and inflammation of the membranes and fluid surrounding your brain and spinal cord. Meningitis is most often caused by bacteria or viruses. Bacterial meningitis is usually much more serious than viral meningitis. Over two-thirds of all meningitis cases occur in children under the age of five.

The failure to timely diagnose bacterial meningitis can have catastrophic consequences. It is estimated that one of every ten meningitis patients dies. Those who survive can suffer from brain damage, deafness, and seizure disorders if the condition is not diagnosed timely or treated properly. Nearly 500 people die each year from bacterial meningitis.

Whether the failure to diagnose a case of bacterial meningitis is malpractice depends on the circumstances of the case. Expert testimony is required to demonstrate that the physician's failure to make a timely diagnosis of bacterial meningitis was a breach of the standard of care and that the breach caused the plaintiff's injuries. The damages in a failure to diagnose meningitis case can be very high because of the likelihood of significant brain damage or death from the failure to make a timely diagnosis.

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