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Recognizing the Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury After a Car Accident

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Automobile accidents are the leading cause of brain injury. What is even more frightening is many people who suffer from brain injuries after a car accident fail to recognize those injuries, and emergency rooms often fail to diagnose them, as well. A delay in the treatment of a brain injury can result in permanent damage […]

Medical Malpractice Settlement Reached by Family of Ebola Patient

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Last month, a man named Tom Duncan returned home to the United States after traveling to West Africa; however, he didn’t travel alone. Before leaving Africa he acquired Ebola, a rare and deadly disease. After developing symptoms, Duncan was treated at a hospital in Texas, where he eventually died from the virus. Duncan’s death caused […]

The Four Types of Cerebral Palsy

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Cerebral Palsy is caused by trauma during critical brain development stages. Often, this happens during labor and delivery. For example, if a baby becomes distressed during delivery, and doctors fail to recognize and/or respond to that distress, the child may not get enough oxygen, which can cause Cerebral Palsy. When this happens, the doctor may be […]

Day Care Facilities have a Duty to Keep our Children Safe

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A New Jersey day care facility is closed for investigation after a 15-month old toddler was found dead near on pond on the property. The child drowned in a one foot deep goldfish pond while the facility’s owner was attending to another child. This is only one of many accidents and deaths that occur at […]

Medical Malpractice is No ‘Joke’ – Joan Rivers is the Latest Victim

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I watched CBS This Morning earlier today, and the hot topic discussed by Charlie Rose, Gayle King and Nora O’Donnell was the Joan Rivers medical malpractice case brought by Melissa Rivers on behalf of her late mother. As you may recall, Joan Rivers, went to Yorkville Endoscopy Clinic in Manhattan on August 28, 2014 for […]

Alarmingly High Fatality Rate on Construction Sites

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There are 12 workplace fatalities everyday in the United States. While that number has greatly decreased in the last 40 years (38 worker deaths per day in 1970) due to strict OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) standards, the fact that 12 people per day leave for work and never return home to their families, […]

Ohio Dog Bite Claims on the Rise

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Dog bite claims account for one-third of all homeowners’ liability claims. The rate of dog bite occurrence has stayed relatively the same over the years; however, the amount of claims filed in response to dog bites has increased dramatically. The increase in the amount of dog bite claims filed may be specifically related to the continuous increase in the […]

Birth Injury: What is Brachial Plexus?

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The birthing process is traumatic for both mother and child; thus, special care needs to be taken during delivery.  When childbirth becomes extremely difficult, newborns are vulnerable to a number of injuries.  Brachial Plexus is one specific birth injury associated with difficult labor. Brachial Plexus is defined as trauma of the nerves in the shoulder, […]

Medical Malpractice: Failure to Diagnose Prenatal Infections

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Through nine months of pregnancy, a woman has to trust that her obstetrician will monitor her and her unborn child competently and safely. Prenatal care includes a wide range of treatment. One important task an obstetrician has is monitoring her patient for infections. Infections are a very dangerous complication of pregnancy and birth and if […]

Danger of Medication Errors for Pregnant Women and their Unborn Children

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Medication errors are a danger we all face. In fact, over 1.5 million people in the United States are affected by medication errors annually. Of those 1.5 million people, a number of them are expectant mothers. While medication errors are dangerous for everyone, the stakes become ever higher when dealing a pregnant woman and her […]