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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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  • The Most Common Birth Injuries

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 3-Apr-2018

    Bringing a child into the world is one of the greatest joys parents can experience together. Unfortunately, sometimes this moment of joy is marred by terrible errors that cause an infant to sustain an injury, which could potentially alter the course of his or her future and create the need for lifelong care. While some birth injuries are not caused by negligent health care, a vast majority are a ...
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  • Identifying Brain Injuries Caused at Birth

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

    Thousands of newborn babies across the country sustain brain injuries at birth every year. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Brain Injury Association of America (BIA), brain injuries are among one of the leading causes of permanent disabilities or death in infants. What makes this even more unfortunate is that these injuries are often the result of ...
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  • The Challenges of Filing a Medical Malpractice Claim

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 23-Mar-2018

    Medical malpractice is, unfortunately, a common occurrence. Patients seek treatment with the hope of feeling better or understanding more about their condition, but end up worse off than ever before. However, the frequency of these often egregious errors does not make it any easier for those seeking compensation for their pain and suffering. Without proper legal representation, the legal battle ...
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  • How to Choose the Right Nursing Home

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 16-Mar-2018

    For many of us, it is likely that one day we will be faced with the decision of having to choose the right nursing home for a loved one. To do this, you obviously cannot simply rely on a website, promotional brochure, or even a facility tour. This is a crucial decision, so it cannot be rushed into. You are going to need some answers to several very important questions. Keep in mind that there are ...
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  • Most Common Forms of Nursing Home Abuse

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 2-Mar-2018

    As our loved ones age, nursing home facilities need to accommodate more and more senior citizens who are in need of frequent or constant medical attention or supervision. Unfortunately, as these numbers rise, not all facilities are able to keep up with the influx of new residents that require their care and, as a result, abuse and neglect become commonplace occurrences. Nursing home abuse can come ...
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  • How Common Are Never Events?

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

    A never event is, as its name implies, an event that should never happen. Unfortunately, despite the name, these events happen much too often in the medical field. In fact, they happen at least 4,000 times a year, according to a medical malpractice study conducted by Johns Hopkins. Their study examined never events in an attempt to get an accurate picture of how common these egregious and ...
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  • What is a Doctor's Duty of Care?

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 20-Feb-2018

    Chances are, if you are thinking of filing a medical malpractice claim, you might have come across the term “duty of care” while researching what this might entail. A doctor’s duty of care is a critical element in these types of cases and, in fact, all negligence cases hinge on the accepted standards of care. If it cannot be proven that a physician owed a duty of care to a ...
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  • Common Preventable Medical Errors

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 13-Feb-2018

    Medical errors are a nightmare most of us hope to never encounter. Unfortunately, many often do. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in the United States, an estimated 772,000 hospital patients develop infections and 440,000 patients die each year due to preventable medical errors. In fact, hospital errors are actually the third leading cause of death in the country, ...
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  • Can I Sue if My Child is Diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy?

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

    Cerebral palsy is one of the most common motor disorders diagnosed in babies and children and, in many cases, the cause of it is directly related to careless medical negligence and egregious errors. According to the United Cerebral Palsy Foundation, about 764,000 children and adults in the United States are living with this condition. Every year, between 8,000 and 10,000 new cases are diagnosed. ...
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  • What is Informed Consent in a Medical Malpractice Case?

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

    When a patient visits a doctor and receives some form of treatment or has a procedure performed, he or she must fully inform that patient of all pertinent information regarding that procedure or treatment, a process which is known as “informed consent.” If the patient sustains an injury and the doctor did not receive informed consent from the patient, he or she might have a viable ...
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  • Common Medical Malpractice Cases

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 24-Jan-2018

    When we pay a visit to the doctor or go to the hospital, we generally expect to leave with either clarity regarding what ails us or in better condition. The last thing we expect is to be harmed by the very people who are meant to help and care for our health and wellbeing. Unfortunately, some health care providers fail to uphold the duty of care that is required of them, leading to life-altering ...
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  • What is the Difference Between a Birth Injury and a Birth Defect?

    Posted By Maher Law Firm || 17-Jan-2018

    A newborn baby can face two different types of medical issues – a birth defect or a birth injury. While birth defects are often caused by genetic mutations and form when the baby is still in the womb, they can also be caused by toxins or medications that entered the baby through the mother, leading to complications that might have otherwise been prevented. Birth injuries occur at the time of ...
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  • Should I Hire a Medical Malpractice Attorney?

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

    In an ideal world, we would all be able to trust health care providers without fear of being harmed by negligent care. While many of us are able to trust the medical professionals who treat us, many more patients are harmed every year as a result of receiving subpar care. The injuries sustained can range from mild to severe, life-threatening, or even fatal. Why do such egregious mistakes happen in ...
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