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  • Medication Errors: How and Why They Happen

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 27-Jul-2018

    It is not uncommon to walk into a hospital or even your doctor’s office and find that the staff is overwhelmed. Doctors and other health care providers see countless patients every hour of every day and are expected to uphold the standard of care that is expected of them to ensure that no one is harmed unnecessarily. Unfortunately, mistakes happen and, when they occur as result of ...
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  • Anesthesia Errors and Medical Malpractice

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 18-Jul-2018

    Anesthesia is a vital element in modern medicine, preventing patients from feeling any pain during medical procedures. Unfortunately, errors are often made while administering anesthesia, resulting in severe, even fatal consequences. If an anesthesiologist failed to provide the professional level of care that was expected, resulting in harm to you or a loved one, you could hold the ...
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  • Surgical Errors That Can Lead to Medical Malpractice Claims

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 11-Jul-2018

    While we would all like to believe that the individuals with whom we trust our health and wellbeing would never make a mistake that could irreparably harm us, the truth is that they often do. Medical professionals make a vast range of errors, including medication errors, misdiagnoses, birth injuries, and surgical errors. Of course, not all complications are preventable, so it is important to know ...
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  • Medical Malpractice: Common Cases of Misdiagnosis

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 4-Jul-2018

    Mistakes happen all the time, but when those mistakes involve your health, your wellbeing and life could be jeopardized. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for medical professionals to make mistakes that either irreparably harms patients or ultimately lead to their death. If you were harmed as a result of medical malpractice, you have a right to pursue fair and just compensation to relieve the ...
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  • Frequently Asked Questions: Birth Injuries

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 28-Jun-2018

    Parents often cannot wait to bring their new baby into the world and, when that moment comes, they generally do not expect their baby to sustain injuries upon delivery due to the negligent actions of a medical professional. The last thing on any parent’s mind is whether or not it is safe to trust the overseeing physician or any other medical staff members partaking in delivering your newborn ...
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  • What You Should Know Before Filing for Medical Malpractice

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 19-Jun-2018

    Mistakes and accidents happen all the time and we generally accept that things cannot be perfect at all times. However, what we do not expect or accept are injury-causing mistakes from our healthcare providers, which can sometimes lead to death or cause a permanent disability. What happens when our trust is misplaced and a medical professional harms us? Filing a claim would be your next step, but ...
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  • Electronic Health Records and Medical Malpractice

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 12-Jun-2018

    Lots of advancements in technology have improved how we address many things in our lives, including medical care. While electronic health records make it easier to organize and access patient information, however, it has also presented some serious challenges and risk to patient safety. In the past 10 years alone, the number of medical malpractice claims that involve electronic health records has ...
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  • The Difference Between Medical Errors and Medical Negligence

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 5-Jun-2018

    Whenever we receive medical treatment, there is a risk that we might experience an adverse effect as a result of it. Those effects are often caused by either a medical error or medical negligence. What is the difference between these two? Not every negative outcome that occurs after receiving medical treatment is caused by negligence. In some cases, these incidents are unavoidable and could occur ...
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  • Can Brachial Plexus Birth Injuries Lead to an Increased Risk of Mental Illness?

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 29-May-2018

    Brachial plexus injuries are some of the most common types sustained during delivery and, as such, a lot of research has been done to find out what the long-term effect of them could be, particularly the impact they may have on one’s mental health. If your child sustained a brachial plexus injury due to a medical professional’s negligent actions, you need to contact a medical ...
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  • Injuries Caused by Birth-Assistance Tools

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 22-May-2018

    Welcoming a newborn child into the world is one of the most rewarding experiences parents will ever know. It is a moment that is meant to be full of joy and wonder, but is sometimes marred by the negligence of healthcare professionals whose actions ultimately compromise the health, safety, and well-being of a child. While birth assistance tools can be necessary to help facilitate the delivery ...
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  • Surgical Checklists and Medical Malpractice

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 15-May-2018

    In the United States, medical malpractice is among one of the leading causes of death, falling in third place behind cancer and heart disease. However, it is entirely preventable and is often the result of negligence. To combat these egregious medical errors, particularly surgical errors, surgical checklists were created, though many hospitals across the country have failed to utilize them, ...
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  • Recognizing the Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 1-May-2018

    It is estimated that nearly two million Americans live in long-term care facilities and, unfortunately, abuse and neglect are a real problem too many of them encounter at the hands of trusted caregivers. While some signs are more obvious, others are easier to miss, especially if you are not able to frequently visit your elderly loved one. Take care to learn more about what signs you should look ...
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  • Who is Liable for Erb's Palsy in a Newborn?

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 25-Apr-2018

    There are several different kinds of birth injuries a newborn can sustain, some of which can lead to a future that requires lifelong care. Even injuries that might seem minor, such as a bruise or small laceration could potentially result in severe health complications. Erb’s palsy is one such condition that is caused by a physical injury during delivery, the effects of which can range from ...
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  • The Most Common Surgical Errors

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 18-Apr-2018

    While some might think that surgical errors are a rarity, they are actually not as uncommon as we might hope. In fact, these unfathomable errors happen often enough that the World Health Organization eventually created a checklist for surgeons in an effort to reduce the number of these occurrences. Every year, it is estimated that 200 to 300 wrong patients are operated on while another 2,500 ...
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  • Can You Sue the Doctor Who Misdiagnosed You?

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 11-Apr-2018

    Medical errors happen much more frequently than you might expect and one of the most common errors occurs when a doctor fails to correctly diagnose a patient or does not diagnose the patient in a timely manner. However, just because you received a delayed or incorrect diagnosis does not mean you have a viable medical malpractice case. The critical question here is whether a doctor with the same ...
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