Filing a Claim Against a Hospice

When doctors or hospitals make mistakes or are negligent, patients are able to file medical malpractice claims in order to obtain compensation for their injuries. But what if a hospice caregiver is negligent and causes injury? This question can sometimes cause confusion because hospice care is specifically meant for people who are terminally ill. This […]

Settling a Medical Malpractice Claim Out of Court

Most medical malpractice cases can be settled in negotiations outside of the courtroom. If you’re looking to settle a medical malpractice case out of court, there a number of things to keep in mind. Above all, it is advisable to seek the help of an experienced medical malpractice lawyer. State laws can have a serious […]

Medical Malpractice: Preventable Blindness in Premature Babies

Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a condition that primarily affects premature infants with low birth weight. In the 1940’s and 1950’s it was the leading cause of blindness in children in the U.S., and it is still one of the most common causes of childhood vision loss. But, ROP vision loss is preventable. ROP can […]

Birth Injury: When Your Baby was Injured by Forceps

Forceps are still sometimes used to assist in delivery. Forceps are a type of tongs used by obstetricians to grab the baby’s head and gently pull, when delivery has stalled or if the baby is showing signs of distress and needs to be delivered faster than the mother can do on her own. Forceps delivery […]

Was Your Hospital Infection Caused by Medical Negligence?

If you contracted an infection while hospitalized, it may have not have been preventable. However, it is not uncommon for infections to occur due to medical negligence. And when that happens, hospitals and staff may tell you that it is just something that happens, not their fault. If your infection was a result of medical […]

Wrongful Birth, Wrongful Life, and Wrongful Pregnancy Lawsuits

Although all three involve medical malpractice leading to the conception and/or birth of a child, wrongful birth, wrongful life, and wrongful pregnancy have some very distinct differences. You’ll get the basic concepts here, but you must talk to an experienced medical malpractice attorney in your state for more detailed information. These lawsuits are even more […]

The Difference Between Birth Injury and Birth Defects

Every future parent, upon learning that he or she will have a baby, hopes that his or her child will be born healthy and whole. Unfortunately, sometimes, babies are born with a birth injury or a birth defect. While many people may use these terms interchangeably, there is actually a significant difference between the causes […]

Birth Injury after Medication Error

Medical professionals rely on powerful drugs in practically every step of helping a woman have a successful pregnancy and birth. Medications may be used in any number of pregnancy related treatments including: Helping to treat potential complications which are discovered during pregnancy Helping to treat a woman’s preexisting conditions, while minimizing potential the harm to […]

Emergency Room Birth Injury Claims

If, due to an emergency, you had to deliver your baby in the chaotic and unpredictable emergency room setting, you know the unsettling feeling such a situation can cause. If your baby was born with birth injuries after you gave birth in an emergency room, the injuries may result from the negligence of the emergency […]