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Medical Malpractice Archives

Medical malpractice: Potentially negligent parties

In most personal injury lawsuits, the plaintiff will want to identify as many liable parties as possible. The more liable parties you can name, the higher chances you'll have of receiving a financial recovery. In regard to medical malpractice cases, then, who should you look to when pointing the finger of blame?

How do teratogens cause birth injuries?

Medications are supposed to help us treat the devastating symptoms of various medical conditions. They're not supposed to endanger us or our babies. Nevertheless, they can -- especially when the wrong kind of medication is prescribed to a pregnant woman who has a sensitive baby developing in her wound.

Cerebral palsy and birth injury claims

A lot can go wrong during pregnancy and during childbirth that can lead to a child's birth injury. Often these issues do not leave lasting damage, but sometimes they leave a baby with lifelong disabilities and challenges. One of the most common types of birth injuries is known as cerebral palsy.

Medical malpractice and statutes of limitation

Following an instance of medical negligence, most victims of wrongdoing are too preoccupied with recovering from their injuries to think about anything else. However, taking time out to determine who is liable for your injuries is important if you hope to seek financial compensation to pay for your medical care. Also, it's important to take the time to do this as soon as possible fallowing your injury.

Current facts about medical malpractice

Most Washington residents do not know anyone who has suffered injury or death from a medical malpractice event. As such, they may not be directly familiar with the pain and hardship associated with them. Nevertheless, medical malpractice is a widespread problem these days and it doesn't look like it will be going away anytime soon.

Are prison hospitals safe?

Prisons throughout the United States may not be providing adequate medical care for inmates. Even though regulators try to implement oversight designed to improve the care at prisons, a lot of prison medical centers do not offer adequate care -- and as a result of negligence and medical malpractice -- prisoners are at a higher risk of injury and death.

Family wins $53 million medical malpractice suit

A 12-year-old boy and his mother received a jury award of $53 million in a medical malpractice suit against the University of Chicago Medical Center. The lawsuit was filed in 2013. It alleged medical malpractice issues relating to the boy's birth, which led to him suffering a brain injury.

Medical malpractice in the nursing home

We speak a lot about nursing home abuse and neglect because we do not wish any Washington State resident to suffer, especially the elderly. However, sometimes an elderly person can be doted on and treated very well in a nursing home and still become a victim. It is a sad fact that medical malpractice can happen anywhere and nursing homes are no exception. When you take into account the overall fragility of nursing home patients, you can see that even a small medical mistake could lead to unspeakable tragedy.

How to spot nursing home neglect in your elder loved one

It is a difficult concept for many Washington state residents to come to terms with: the possibility that their elder is suffering from negligence in the nursing home. If you are particularly observant, the signs may be clear, but often they slip through the cracks. Some of the signs can be attributed to the natural process of aging, making it even more challenging to spot nursing home neglect.