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 […]

Fetal Distress and Cerebral Palsy

Fetal distress is a term used to describe the situation in which a fetus does not receive enough oxygen, whether during pregnancy or during the birthing process. When a fetus, or baby, suffers from a lack of oxygen (asphyxia), the results can be devastating. For this reason, medical professionals such as the doctors and nurses […]

What are Damage Caps and How Do They Affect My Case?

In very basic terms, a damages cap is an arbitrary limit on the total compensation that a plaintiff can recover for his or her injury in certain personal injury, medical malpractice and product liability lawsuits. Damage caps have been imposed by some state legislatures to limit compensation to victims. These damage caps are typically presented […]

Hospital Health: 1 in 25 Getting Sicker on Visit

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about one in 25 hospital patients has a healthcare-acquired infection (HAI). HAIs are infections that are contracted in a hospital or another healthcare setting. Hospitals can often prevent HAIs by simply following the most basic patient safety rules, such as proper handwashing. In fact, […]

How Medical Mistakes can Leave Your Child with Down Syndrome

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. Down syndrome is the leading cause of cognitive delay, and children born with Down syndrome are at high risk for serious health problems and may be born with heart defects that will require surgery in early infancy. The life expectancy of a person with Down syndrome has increased from […]

Medical Claims Against Your Healthcare Provider

If you were injured by a healthcare provider, you may be entitled to compensation for your existing and future financial losses and non-economic damages such as pain and suffering. Medical malpractice claims can be brought against any type of healthcare provider, not just doctors and surgeons. In addition to individual healthcare practitioners, facilities such as […]