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  • The Basics of Medical Malpractice

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

    When a patient is harmed by a medical professional due to substandard care or negligence, this is known as medical malpractice. Given the complexities often involved in such cases, it is imperative to hire skilled legal counsel as soon as possible to increases your chances of obtaining fair and just compensation. Below are some of the basics involved in proving medical malpractice occurred: A ...
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  • What You Need to Know About Surgical Errors

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

    There is no such thing as a risk-free surgery. Any time one ends up on an operating table, there is a chance that something can go wrong. However, most people do not expect complications to arise as a result of their surgeon’s negligence. After all, you put so much trust in health care providers to care for your health that the betrayal of that trust adds further insult to injury. If an ...
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  • What Can I Do if My Doctor Misdiagnosed My Condition?

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

    A misdiagnosis could lead to some serious issues for a patient and, depending on the condition that was misdiagnosed, these types of errors could potentially cause irreparable damage or lead to death. If you were misdiagnosed by your physician, you might be wondering if you could file a lawsuit against him or her or what other options you have for taking legal action. The most important question ...
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  • Proving Hospital Negligence in a Medical Malpractice Case

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

    Depending on the circumstances, it is possible for a hospital facility to be found liable for the injuries their patients sustain as a result of negligent care. However, such cases tend to be complicated, so it is crucial for any injured patient to make hiring an experienced medical malpractice attorney a priority to ensure they are able to secure fair and just compensation. Hospital ...
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  • Can Cerebral Palsy Be Cured?

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 30-Aug-2018

    Every year, over 10,000 children are diagnosed with cerebral palsy, which is a blanket term that encompasses several disorders that impact normal and healthy movements, resulting in issues with posture, gait, muscle tone, and coordination. While there is more than one cause for cerebral palsy, birth injuries are often the most common. For example, if a baby is pulled out too forcefully, is ...
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  • Can I Sue for Medical Malpractice Years After Treatment?

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

    Much like any other legal matter, medical malpractice lawsuits must be filed within a certain timeframe, which is also known as the statute of limitations. Every state has a statute of limitations, so it is important to familiarize yourself with the specific rules of your own state to avoid missing this crucial deadline. In Florida, the statute of limitations for filing a medical malpractice ...
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  • What Is Erb's Palsy And What Causes It?

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

    Erb’s palsy is a form of obstetric brachial plexus disorder, which is an injury that occurs when the nerves in a baby’s upper arm are damaged. This damage is often the result of a birth injury that is caused by a negligent medical professional during labor, such as excessive pulling on the shoulders or the improper use of birth-assistance tools. Depending on the severity of the injury, ...
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  • Brain Injuries at Birth: What You Need to Know

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 8-Aug-2018

    Every parent hopes for their baby to be born healthy, but we know such things are not always within our control. However, what parents do not expect is for a trusted medical professional to be the cause of their newborn baby’s suffering. Unfortunately, birth injuries are quite common and one of the most devastating types of birth injuries an infant can sustain is a brain injury, which could ...
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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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