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Posts tagged "Medical Malpractice"

Fertility doctor impregnated woman with his genetic material

A 36-year-old woman recently filed a lawsuit that claims her mother's fertility doctor impregnated her mother with his own genetic material, and -- as a result -- the doctor is her biological father. The Washington woman discovered that the doctor was her father after she submitted her DNA for testing through the Ancestry website. Her genetic sample revealed that her biological father was a reproductive specialist from Idaho.

Defective asthma inhalers causing problems for overseas patients

If you currently suffer from asthma in Benton, Washington, you probably have an inhaler and you probably don't like leaving your home without it. That's because your inhaler serves as a literal lifeline to prevent asthma attacks and other difficult and frightening symptoms related to your condition. This is precisely why the recent recall of Ventolin Accuhalers and Seretide Accuhalers in the United Kingdom is so unsettling.

3 of the most common medical errors

Not all patients go to the doctor and return home healthier than they were before. Aside from the fact that doctors aren't miracle workers, they can also make serious and deadly mistakes. When those mistakes happen as a result of negligence, inept medical decisions or unlawful behavior, an injured patient may be able to pursue medical negligence claims to seek justice and restitution in court.

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.